Friday, January 22, 2:00 p.m.
Festival Base Camp

As the indie ecosystem shifts and new distributors, models, and technologies emerge, what are the implications for artist sustainability? Do new deals and a transformed economy of content creation hold greater promise for filmmakers and producers to be sustained by their work? Join moderator Jason Hirschhorn (REDEF) with Ted Hope (head of production, Amazon), Linda Lichter (Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman) and producers Lynette Howell Taylor (Electric City Entertainment), Christine Vachon (Killer Films), Jay Van Hoy (Parts & Labor), and others.

SECTION Filmmaker Lodge

COUNTRY Friday, January 22, 2:00 p.m., Festival Base Camp, Park City

RUN TIME 90 min

Artist Bio

Jason Hirschhorn

Jason Hirschhorn is CEO of The REDEF Group, a digital content curation company. Previously, Mr. Hirschhorn served as co-president of Myspace Inc., an affiliate of News Corp., and as president of Sling Media, Inc. He has also served as chief digital officer of MTV Networks. Hirschhorn currently is on the board of directors of MGM and CFY. He holds a BS in international business and marketing from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Linda Lichter

Linda Lichter studied law at the University of California, Berkeley, and formed a law firm specializing in representing individuals and companies in the entertainment business. Lichter has been involved in the legal and business aspects of development, production, and distribution of many features and television productions, including Little Miss Sunshine, The Danish Girl, and Juno. She has been included many times on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the "100 Most Powerful Lawyers in Hollywood" and the "100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood," and she has taught and lectured at many universities. Lichter is on the boards of the Telluride Film Festival and Los Angeles Theatre Works.

Lynette Howell Taylor

Lynette Howell Taylor runs the filmmaker-driven production company Electric City Entertainment alongside Jamie Patricof. She has produced over 20 movies and documentaries in the past ten years. She is currently in post-production with Warner Bros. on The Accountant, directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Ben Affleck and JK Simmons. Howell Taylor most recently wrapped Captain Fantastic, written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen, which will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Some of her other recently produced films include Big Eyes, Mississippi Grind, The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson. Christine Vachon Christine Vachon, an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner, co-founded Killer Films with Pamela Koffler, producing Academy Award winners Still Alice and Boys Don't Cry and nominees Far from Heaven and I’m Not There. Vachon executive-produced the Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning miniseries Mildred Pierce for HBO and an upcoming Amazon series based on Zelda Fitzgerald. Other work includes Kill Your Darlings, Carol (directed by Todd Haynes), and Wiener-Dog (written and directed by Todd Solondz). Jay Van Hoy Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen established Parts & Labor—a production company dedicated to director-driven, collaborative filmmaking—in 2004. The company has produced over 20 films that have brought emerging auteur filmmakers into the limelight. Upcoming films include Robert Eggers’s The Witch (winner of the Best Director Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival), Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Matthew Ross’s Frank & Lola, and Joshua Marston's Complete Unknown. Past films include Mike Mills's Academy Award–winning Beginners, Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet, Braden King's Here, and Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George.

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