Professional Panel Discussions | Garden State Film Festival

Professional Panel Discussions

ALL PANELS are $12 and take place in THE GREEN ROOM located on the 13th Fl. of the Ocean Tower in Resorts Hotel & Casino

(ALL PANELS ARE INCLUDED IN THE WEEKEND PASS – It’s really the best way to enjoy GSFF!)

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Saturday, March 21, 2015  2:30 PM

“The Ins and Outs of Film Financing”



New Jersey Bar Association Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section is excited to bring you a panel of legal, regulatory and financial experts in the field of film financing! Spend the afternoon learning the ins and outs from the experts that counsel a production company, what it takes to get financing, what incentives does NJ offer and how to be successful once you do. Moderated by Investment banker and Director/Writer of Windsor, Porter Farrell. Presented in cooperation with the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the NJ Film and Television Commission. ( Attn: NJ Attorneys: For information on CLE credits please visit




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Saturday, March 21, 2015  5:00 PM

“Meet The Stunt Woman”




Talk about the School of Hard Knocks! Join Seasoned Professional Stunt-woman and performer, Dina Margolin as she recounts her career in Hollywood’s most thrilling professions! For Dina falling down stairs, catching on fire, leaping from tall buildings is just another day at the office.  Find out what it takes to be a lady performing Hollywood’s most dangerous feats!





 Sunday March 22 , 2015   2:30 PM

“How To Market Your Film Using Social Media”   


An exciting and informative workshop led by Margaret Fontana, a Fortune 500 digital media expert and Director of Digital Media for the Garden State Film Festival. Learn the intricate secrets of digital marketing and how to promote your film, TV project or digital series utilizing the latest on social media and digital platforms. Learn how Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Online Communities, Snapchat, crowdfunding platforms and other smartphone video editing apps can develop and enhance how potential audiences are reached.