How Many Wrongs Make a Right?

Monday, January 20, 1:00 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge


While the film industry enjoys pointing out that nobody knows anything, it’s a business that is determined to know things as definitely as possible. But as any screenwriter will tell you, many of the most inspired moments in creating a film come from taking a wrong turn, or half-a-dozen wrong turns. Truthfully, we know that independent film is all about committing to things that “can never work.” Join a group of veterans, including Graham Taylor (William Morris Endeavor), Michael Barker (Sony Pictures Classics), Tom Rothman (TriStar Productions), Tom Quinn (RADiUS-TWC), Effie T. Brown (Dear White People,), and John Battsek (The Green Prince, CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart, Happy Valley, We Are The Giant) for their guide to risk, reward, and on-the-job failing, moderated by Kyle Buchanan (New York magazine).

Open to all credential holders and the general public on a space available basis.


Graham Taylor
Michael Barker
Thomas Rothman
Effie Brown
Kyle Buchanan
Tom Quinn
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