Schedule

Schedule of events for the
2017 Sloan Film Summit

Presented by
Film Independent and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

5:30-7:00 pm — Welcome Dinner

Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar
825 W 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Please join us at Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar for a welcome dinner with your fellow grantees as well as the representatives from the Sloan Foundation, Film Independent and the partner organizations. Passes and materials will be available onsite at the Welcome Dinner.

(Sloan Shuttle running in loop from the front of the Doubletree by Hilton to Casa Rostra.)

7:30-10:00 pm — Spotlight: Women in Science & Film with Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (PUBLIC)

Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

A panel discussion about women in science and film, including actress Diane Kruger (producer/star of the upcoming Hedy Lamarr TV miniseries), Tracy Drain (Flight Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsions Lab), and Danijela Cabric (Associate Professor, UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering), and others.

Followed by a screening of the documentary on the 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, ultimately coming up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis, for which she received no credit.

Moderator: Jen Yamato (LA Times)

A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The general public may RSVP here.

Passholders should be in the theater by 7:00 pm to ensure seating.

Event Parking for Public Attendees:

Lot 7 is recommended (located on the north side of Olympic Blvd. at Francisco Street). If Lot 7 is full, please use the West Garage (Lot W) Gates E and F only.

L.A. LIVE Parking Rates (with Regal validation)
$7 = First 4 hours (or fraction thereof)
$17 = First 4 1/2 hours
$10 = Each additional 1/2 hour (or fraction thereof)
$27 maximum

Please Note: If you will be attending the Casa Nostra after-party, you may also park in the TCW Building Garage which has 7 hours free parking with validation. The garage is located at 930 Eight Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

10:00 pm-12:00 am — Opening Reception

Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar
825 W 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Screening attendees are welcome to join us for a post-screening drink reception at Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar. Simply show your Sloan Film Summit badge or screening wristband at the door.

(Walking distance from Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE, 3 blocks. Sloan Shuttle running in loop between Casa Nostra & Doubletree by Hilton from 9:30 pm-12:30 am.)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

7:30-9:00 am — Breakfast

Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
Room: Thousand Cranes
120 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

All passholders are invited to join us for breakfast at the Doubletree by Hilton.

9:00-9:30 am — Welcome Remarks

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Welcome remarks from Josh Welsh (President, Film Independent) and Doron Weber (Vice President, Programs and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation).

9:30-11:30 am — Sloan Recipient Intros and Updates

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The grantees in attendance will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and give brief descriptions and updates on their Sloan supported projects.

11:30 am-12:30 pm — Science Meets Film: Case Studies

The teams behind two successful Sloan supported films Experimenter and Operator will present an honest account of their journey, from the inception of the project through production and distribution, including their collaboration with science advisors. Panelists: Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins (Experimenter); Logan Kibens, Sharon Greene (Operator)

Moderator: Paul Cowling (Associate Director of Film Education, Film Independent)

12:45-1:45 pm — Networking Lunch

Central Hall
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Experts with a range of backgrounds in the entertainment industry will be joining the Sloan Summit attendees to provide insight and guidance over lunch. Our distinguished guests include Nicole Arbusto, Howard Barish, Wendy Cohen, Michael Donaldson, Ben GigliLaura Kim, Ted Kroeber, Gail Mutrux, Paula SchmitKelly Thomas, Caleb Ward, Aaliyah Williams, and Ron Yerxa.

2:00-3:00 pm — VR Masters: Chris Milk and Alex McDowell (PUBLIC)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A spirited conversation on the future of immersive storytelling as new VR and AR technologies emerge, between renowned music video director and virtual reality pioneer Chris Milk and award-winning designer, academic and experiential media creator Alex McDowell.

A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The general public may RSVP here.

Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot
356 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
[Enter on Central Av]
213.482.8400
Hours: 8am – 2am daily
Rate: $10 max

3:15-5:30 pm — Industry Connect

Central Hall
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Industry representatives from a variety of fields meet with the Sloan Film Summit grantees in small table discussions about their background and how it may be applicable to the grantees’ projects moving forward.

OR

3:15-5:30 pm — VR Tasting Menu

Toshio Inahara Gallery Foyer
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A selection of headsets pre-loaded with different VR experiences are available to sample and inspire!

OR

3:15-5:30 pm — Sloan Partner Organizations Coffee & Tea

Yuki Board Room
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Representatives from the Sloan Foundation partner organizations are invited to enjoy coffee and tea together in an informal setting, while touching base on the growth and successes of their various programs.

5:30-7:30 pm — Break for Dinner

Please take advantage of a break in the schedule to enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in downtown LA.

7:30-9:30 pm — Marjorie Prime followed by Q&A (PUBLIC)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A screening of Michael Almereyda’s Marjorie Prime, which was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, followed by a conversation with director Michael Almereyda, producer Uri Singer, AI experts Christianna Taylor and Maya Gupta to explore the timely issues raised by the film, most notably the increasing presence of AI in the world and in our most intimate relationships.

Moderator: Carolyn Giardina (The Hollywood Reporter)

A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The general public may RSVP here.

Passholders should be in the theater by 7:00 pm to ensure seating.

Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot
356 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
[Enter on Central Av]
213.482.8400
Hours: 8am – 2am daily
Rate: $10 max

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

9:00-10:30 am — Breakfast

Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
Room: Thousand Cranes
120 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

All passholders are invited to join us for breakfast at the Doubletree by Hilton.

11:00 am-1:00 pm — On the Page and On the Screen: Script Reading & Short Films Showcase (PUBLIC)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A staged reading of Sloan-supported screenplay excerpts and program of short films, followed by a Q&A with the writers and directors.

A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The general public may RSVP here.

Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot
356 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
[Enter on Central Av]
213.482.8400
Hours: 8am – 2am daily
Rate: $10 max

1:15-2:45 pm — Networking Lunch

Central Hall
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Experts in a variety of scientific fields will be joining the Sloan Summit attendees for informal discourse, inspiration and lunch. Our distinguished scientists include Nadine Afari, Rita Blaik, Astra Bryant, Richard Gossett, Casey Handmer, Clifford Johnson, Sri Kosuri, Ross Mead, Anne Rimoin, Christopher Taylor, Anton Toutov and Randii Wessen.

3:00-4:00 pm — Keynote Address: Lydia Dean Pilcher (PUBLIC)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sloan Summit keynote speaker, producer Lydia Dean Pilcher, will discuss her career and her own Sloan-supported film Radium Girls.

A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The general public may RSVP here.

Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot
356 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
[Enter on Central Av]
213.482.8400
Hours: 8am – 2am daily
Rate: $10 max

4:00-5:00 pm — Coming Attractions: Sneak Peek of Sloan Supported Films (PUBLIC)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A conversation with the filmmakers from Radium Girls and To Dust, including never-before-seen sneak peeks of their feature projects.

Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot
356 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
[Enter on Central Av]
213.482.8400
Hours: 8am – 2am daily
Rate: $10 max

5:00-6:30 pm — STEM on TV: Show Creators Take On Science (PUBLIC)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

An intimate panel between television writers who have incorporated science and technology as concepts and themes within their programs. Panelists include Angelina Burnett (Halt and Catch Fire), Alison Tatlock (Halt and Catch Fire), Mark Lafferty (Halt and Catch Fire), Shawn Boxe (Silicon Valley), Andrew Law (Silicon Valley).

Moderator: Lorraine Ali (LA Times)

Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot
356 E First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
[Enter on Central Av]
213.482.8400
Hours: 8am – 2am daily
Rate: $10 max

6:30-8:30 pm — Break for Dinner

Please take advantage of a break in the schedule to enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in downtown LA.

8:30-11:00 pm — Closing Reception

Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
Room: Thousand Cranes/Kyoto Rooftop Garden
120 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please join us at the Doubletree by Hilton Rooftop Garden for a closing night reception with your fellow grantees as well as the representatives from the Sloan Foundation, Film Independent and the partner organizations.

 

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