Multiple Kartemquin producers to speak at IFP Chicago conference

Join several Kartemquin producers this Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, at the IFP Chicago Conference, held at the Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago - Cinema Art + Science, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL.

Steve James, who has been a producer here since beginning work on Hoop Dreams in 1987 through to this year's Life Itself, will provide the conference's closing event on Saturday 11th at 3:30pm: an in-depth 75 minute discussion of his career, moderated by the Chicago Tribune's Nina Metz. Steve was recently selected as the #1 filmmaker on New City's Chicago Film 50.

On Friday 10th at 10am at Kartemquin's leadership of Justine Nagan and Gordon Quinn will present a panel on Fair Use & Copyright for Filmmakers, along with our regular legal counsel, Robert Labate of Holland & Knight. Find out more about Kartemquin's pioneering role in fighting for filmmakers' fair use rights.

On Friday 10th at 3:45pm, Justine Nagan and Hard Earned Series Producer Maggie Bowman will discuss producing this upcoming 6-part series (airing on Al Jazeera America in 2015) as part of More than One: Producing the Documentary Series. Joining them will be along with Bob Hercules (Media Process Group), and Greg Jacobs (Siskel/Jacobs), who we have been collaborating with on The School Project.

Mormon Movie (Working Title) director Xan Aranda will speak on Saturday 11th at the Women at the Helm panel.

Other panelists at the conference include DVID graduate Anuradha Rana, and Naomi Walker and L. Anton Seals, who have both worked as outreach coordinators on Kartemquin films. It promises to be a great event - don't miss it! Conference details are available at www.ifpchicago.org/conference.