Professional Panel Discussions

ALL PANELS are $14 and  MOST take place in THE GREEN ROOM located on the Ocean Tower Conference Level (13th Fl)-in Resorts Hotel & Casino

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

Saturday April 1, 2017- DANTE HALL*** 2:45-4:45 PM

LAIKA WORKSHOP – Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of a major stop-motion production? Join Mark Shapiro, from LAIKA, the animation studio based in Oregon. Mark will take you through the comprehensive handmade process that has created four Oscar-nominated feature films: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016). Building entire worlds by hand, piece by piece, learn how LAIKA creates life, in 24 frames per second.



Saturday April 1, 2017- RESORTS GREEN ROOM -13th Fl  2:30-4:30 PM

 Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Indie Film Making
The New Jersey Bar Association Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section is excited to bring you a panel of legal experts in the field of independent film making.  Spend the afternoon learning the ins and outs of the legal requirements to ensure a filmmaker does not undermine the sale of his or her film, from acquiring rights, drafting contracts, work for hire agreements, permits, when you can use products or materials on screen, to post production rights clearances.
 Panel: Gary Laurie, Law Office of Gary A. Laurie, Esq.,Steven Schecter, Law Office of Steven C. Schecter, Esq.,Imraan Farukhi, Fox Rothschild, Moderator from Garden State Film Festival