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Mercure Perth, 10 Irwin St (Gala Dinner) & The Bell Tower, Barrack Square (Masterclasses), Perth, WA 6000, Australia


Thursday 15 September 2016 at 6pm (Gala Dinner)
Masterclasses: Mon 12 Sept - Thur 15 Sept


FILM-COM Down Under is a financing, packaging & distribution market that traditionally brings filmmakers together with Hollywood executives. It is a unique event for both sides of the industry, giving film makers an opportunity to pitch projects and connect with experts in the field in both formal and informal settings whilst creating valuable relationships that can help further their development and film careers. With local support from The City of Perth, Film Com Down Under is packed full of community engaging to suit aspiring film makers/directors/producers, actors, behind the scenes workers or the diehard movie fanatic that simply enjoys a good movie!

Based on the successful annual Nashville event that initiated in 2010, Film-Com Down Under will be hosted by Australia’s very own Peter Rowsthorn (“Kath and Kim”, “Paper Planes” etc.). Other confirmed executives include:

• Gilbert Adler – Director/Producer/Writer (“Valkyrie” with Tom Cruise, “Constantine” with Keanu Reeves, “Superman Returns” with Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, “Starsky and Hutch” etc.)
• Jeannie Adler – Writer/Producer (“Tales from the Crypt”, along with many of Gil’s projects etc.)
• Terry Botwick – 1019 Entertainment with Ralph Winters, Producer (“Zorro”, “Cool It” etc.)
• Omar Regan – Director/Producer/Actor/Stuntman/Comedian (“Rush Hour 2”, “American Sharia” etc.)
More to be announced!

Events include:
- All Things Film Expo: Exhibitors set up a booths displaying anything film related ranging from memorabilia, film projects, storyboards, animation, make up and wardrobe in film, film courses and more. FREE TO ATTEND, FREE TO EXHIBIT

- Movie Marathon: Where independent film makers have the opportunity to showcase their movie projects on the big screens around the city. FREE TO ATTEND

- Music in Film Exhibition: An opportunity for local bands to get involved and showcase their talent by means of demonstrating music demonstrating the power of music in storytelling. Best performing band will be judged by executives to play at the Gala Dinner. FREE TO ATTEND

- Open Panels: An opportunity for the public to be inspired by a variety of people involved in the wide world of film across different areas as they share their personal stories and experience. Also includes an interactive question & answer session. FREE TO ATTEND

- Gala Dinner with the Executives: Mix & Mingle with the big shots of the Australian and American film industry! This event promises to be a night of belly laughs, good food & live entertainment! Your perfect opportunity to fit right in with the people who have the power to make things happen in the wide world of film. A one of a kind event to networking with people involved in the industry at all stages, surely an event not to be missed! Your Gala dinner includes Dinner, Soft Drinks, Entertainment (Alcohol NOT included). TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

- Master Classes: Hosted by Executives themselves, these classes will leave you with invaluable lessons from the people that know – specifically designed to suit individuals from all aspects of the film world. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

- Pitch Perfect hosted online by Gilbert Adler – Film Producer/Director/Writer
This online master class will leave you with exactly what to say and what not to say to executives, according to an Executive himself. Designed to provide attendees with a lifetime’s worth of experience in a single class tailored to help you make the most of any pitching opportunities you will come across during Film Com Down Under and other future ventures – See Speed Pitching below.
Please note this master class is held ONLINE PRIOR to Film Com Down Under
>>Positions limited, Fees apply<<

- The Ins & Outs of Budgeting hosted by Gilbert Adler – Film Producer/Director/Writer
The All You Need to Know of Budgeting hosted by a proud expert budgeter who despite having faced more than his share of financial filming challenges, has never gone over budget. This master class will provide you with all you need to know on how to access funds, spend wisely and be resourceful.
>>Positions limited, Fees apply<<

- The Dos & Donts of Script Writing hosted by Jeannie Adler – Script Writer/Actor
This master class is designed to teach you what to do and what not to do when script writing, as well as leave you with advice on what to write, how to present your work and who to present it to.
>>Positions limited, Fees apply<<

- The Business Side of Show Business hosted by Andy Van Roon – CEO Film-Com USA
How to write an efficient and effective business plan & stick to it.
>>Positions limited, Fees apply<<

- The Pros & Cons of Financing & Screening Platforms hosted by Terry Botwick
The advantages and disadvantages of different financial options and screening platforms – Studios, Indie Film, TV
>>Positions limited, Fees apply<<

- From Guerrilla Budget to Gorilla Budget hosted by Michael Garcia
Working on a budget and getting noticed – the first step is the hardest but also the most critical.
>>Positions limited, Fees apply<<

- Pitching Sessions
Opportunities to pitch your event to real executives that have the power & position to bring them to life! One on one feedback & tips of the trade personalised to your event

^Plus Booking Fee

EVENT LOCATION: Mercure Perth, 10 Irwin St (Gala Dinner) & The Bell Tower, Barrack Square (Masterclasses)
Perth, WA 6000, Australia View Larger Map
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