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STORY+SOUNDTRACKS+EDITING+ACTING = A great project!

STORY+SOUNDTRACKS+EDITING+ACTING = A great project!

CIMMcon Panel
PANELISTS: Troy Pryor, Kubilay Uner, Brian Andrews, Charles Borg

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 12 @ 2:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Listen in on this panel made up of an actor, composer, screenwriter and post-production guru and allow them to help you to make YOUR digital project great!

SYNOPSIS:
What makes a great movie great? Is it a great story? Great characters? Is it that the way that the film is cut? Or, could it be the soundtrack? Surely it’s an actor’s great performance? Well, the answer is -- yes. Yes to all of this -- something will be great if everything about it is great. Listen in on this panel made up of an actor, composer, screenwriter and post-production guru and allow them to help you to make YOUR digital project great!

CIMMFEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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Music and Diplomacy

Music and Diplomacy

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Presentation
MODERATOR: Herbert Qu?elle, George Lepauw

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 1:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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In this presentation, Herbert will share his personal experiences how his side kick as a musician opened doors and helped him make friends in places as different as London, Warsaw, Baku and Chicago.

SYNOPSIS:
In this presentation, Herbert will share his personal experiences how his side kick as a musician opened doors and helped him make friends in places as different as London, Warsaw, Baku and Chicago. The discussion will focus on the formal factor of music in diplomatic protocol (national anthems, joint attendance of heads of state at music performances) and the informal contribution of music (President Obama singing “Amazing Grace”, Pres. Clinton playing saxophone at the WH) to events and the perception thereof.

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Welcome to CIMM-U 4 Street Art & FILM (You Pitch, We Assist)

Welcome to CIMM-U 4 Street Art & FILM (You Pitch, We Assist)

CIMMcon Presentation
PANELISTS: Kevin Coval, Troy Pryor

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 12:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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In 3 minutes, participants will have the opportunity to pitch a project, ask for advice, share a song?.whatever is most appropriate and helpful towards to completion of his/her project.

SYNOPSIS:
In 3 minutes, participants will have the opportunity to pitch a project, ask for advice, share a song….whatever is most appropriate and helpful towards to completion of his/her project. Each pitch, question or musical selection will be followed by a 4-6 minute feedback window. This will be constructive feedback designed to Educate. Empower. Engage & Excite - YOU!
 
Sign up for your slot! We’re very excited for you join us at CIMM-U!

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The Chicago Music Renaissance

The Chicago Music Renaissance

CIMMcon Panel
MODERATOR: Ciera McKissick
PANELISTS: Jake Krzeczowski, Sean Crogaert-Key, Matt Muse, Tara Mahadevan

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 3:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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This will be a presentation from the artists, sculptors and creators of Chicago?s modern music renaissance.

SYNOPSIS:
This will be a presentation from the artists, sculptors and creators of Chicago’s modern music renaissance. They will discuss how it was created and where it’s going next. The panel will be moderated by Ciera McKissick.

CIMMFEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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We’re First-timers. We’re Female. We’re Fearless.

We’re First-timers. We’re Female. We’re Fearless.

CIMMcon Panel
PANELISTS: Brittany Wagner, Kait Staley, Tiffany Walden, Morgan Johnson

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 3:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Come hear from two first-time, fearless females ready to discuss how to survive and succeed in the film industry!

SYNOPSIS:
Currently, women make up 50.8% of the U.S. population, just 4.2% of the 100 top-grossing American films are made by female directors; and this hasn’t changed over the last decade. Diversity in media is critically important to the health of our culture because media helps us to understand ourselves and each other. The stories that frame our lives must be told by a full range of creative voices.
Come here from two first-time, fearless females ready to discuss how to survive and succeed in the film industry!

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Welcome to CIMM-U 4 MUSICIANS (You Pitch, We Assist)

Welcome to CIMM-U 4 MUSICIANS (You Pitch, We Assist)

CIMMcon Presentation
PANELISTS: Jonathan McHugh, Paola Piers-Torres

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 3:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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In 3 minutes, participants will have the opportunity to pitch a project, ask for advice, share a song?.whatever is most appropriate and helpful towards to completion of his/her project.

SYNOPSIS:
In 3 minutes, participants will have the opportunity to pitch a project, ask for advice, share a song….whatever is most appropriate and helpful towards to completion of his/her project. Each pitch, question or musical selection will be followed by a 4-6 minute feedback window. This will be constructive feedback designed to Educate. Empower. Engage & Excite - YOU!

Sign up for your slot! We’re very excited for you join us at CIMM-U!

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Different But Related: How to Negotiate Great Deals in Both Music and Film

Different But Related: How to Negotiate Great Deals in Both Music and Film

CIMMcon Panel
PANELISTS: Jay B. Ross, Mikhael Bortz, Patrice Perkins

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 1:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Come hear from three of the best negotiators in the music and film industries!

SYNOPSIS:
Jay B. Ross has over 50 years of negotiation experience and he spent 12 years teaching negotiation techniques at colleges here in Chicago.  A pioneer in the field of entertainment law, Ross has represented scores of musical legends, their heirs and advisors.  
BORTZ Entertainment Law has a single focus: To protect the legal and business interests of artists, professionals and companies in the business of entertainment—at every stage of the creative process.
Patrice N. Perkins turns creative dreams into reality. In 2010, she founded Creative Genius Law® as a strategic partner to creative professionals with vision who need legal guidance to protect their intellectual property and leverage it into financially successful business enterprises.
Come hear from three of the best negotiators in the music and film industries!

CIMMFEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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Penelope Spheeris: Hollywood Inside Out

Penelope Spheeris: Hollywood Inside Out

Penelope Spheeris - CIMMcon 2017 - CLOSEUP - Penelope Spheeris: Hollywood Inside Out

CIMMcon Interview
MODERATOR: Andy Markowitz
PANELISTS: Penelope Spheeris

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 11:00 AM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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The director of Wayne's World and the Decline of Western Civilization trilogy shares stories and advice on her approach to documenting outsider cultures on film.

SYNOPSIS:
Penelope Spheeris minted Hollywood gold directing megahit comedies like Wayne's World and Black Sheep, but she made her name exploring lives on the fringes of LA society, from transgender hustlers to punk squatters to metalheads desperately seeking stardom. In this masterclass she'll share stories and advice on how her approach to documenting outsider cultures on film.

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Runaway Train Presents YOUTH Filmmakers!

Runaway Train Presents YOUTH Filmmakers!

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Panel
PANELISTS: Alex Thompson, Brad, Eddie Rollins, Jerry Jenkins

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 1:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Runaway Train worked with talented CPS youth to help them to create an aesthetically pleasing music video, which will premiere at CIMMcon #9! Come out and support the next generation of filmmakers.

SYNOPSIS:
Teen filmmakers, on a professional or at least semi-professional level, will be appearing more and more in the upcoming years due to the democratization of filmmaking technology. Runaway Train was founded in 2013 by Zoe Lubeck and Alex Thompson understands the value of youth filmmakers and worked with talented CPS youth to help them to create an aesthetically pleasing music video, which will have its world premiere at CIMMcon #9!
Come out and support the next generation of filmmakers.

CIMMFEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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Industry Bromances and Romances

Industry Bromances and Romances

CIMMcon Panel
PANELISTS: Thavary Krouch, Dan Lamkin, Qari, Mulatto Beats, Tiffany Walden, Morgan Johnson

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 3:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Join us to hear about the importance of collaboration within the music, film and media industries from successful Chicago artists who have mastered this concept & used it to propel their careers.

SYNOPSIS:
They often say, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” but what does that actually mean? Sure, we all know the benefits of growing our own team to carry out our own vision, but what are the real benefits to working with others who don’t work for us? Join us to hear about the importance of collaboration within the music, film and media industries from successful Chicago artists who have mastered this concept.

CIMMFEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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