Doc Corner

Doc Corner

Doc Corner, held within Match Club, welcomes all documentary Industry delegates, sales agents, buyers, producers and directors. Doc Corner is perfect for networking and holding casual meetings. Doc Corner is open from 12:30 to 5:00pm.

Doc Roundtables

Doc Roundtables sessions are held from 2 to 4pm, Sunday, September 7 to Wednesday, September 10. At Doc Roundtables, filmmakers can meet leading industry figures – distributors, festival programmers, sales agents and consultants.

Sunday, September 7, 2pm

Matt Dentler - Head of Marketing and Programming, Cinetic Rights Management

Matt Dentler is the head of marketing and programming for Cinetic Rights Management, a sister company of Cinetic Media in New York. Prior to this, Matt spent five years as the Producer of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival in Austin, TX. Matt is the executive producer of Trinadad.

Sky Sitney - Director of Programming, Silverdocs

Sky Sitney is the director of programming for SilverdocsSILVERDOCS, based at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD. Sky is the co-founder and curator of the ongoing series Fresh Film at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. She is completing a dissertation on the subject of documentary film, a section of which has been recently published in the journal Grey Room and the book A Lower East Side Film & Video History.


Sunday, September 7, 3pm

Liz Ogilvie - Head of Programming, Docurama Films

Liz Ogilvie is the head of programming for Docurama Films®, an independent digital distribution company dedicated exclusively to releasing cutting-edge, critically acclaimed documentary films into the home entertainment market place. Recent acquisitions include Autism: The Musical, Bomb It, Strange Culture and King Corn. Liz is currently a member of IFP, IDA and New York Women in Film and Television, and serves on the board of the New York Film and Video Council.

Dan Satorius - Vice-President, Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Dan Satorius is the vice-president of Lommen Abdo Law Firm and co-chair of the Entertainment Law Department. He has produced award-winning films and has practised entertainment law for over twenty-five years. Dan's practice focuses on transactions, intellectual property, financing and the representation of businesses and individuals. His clients include Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Peabody Award winning independent producers, writers and broadcasters in the film and television industry.


Monday, September 8, 2pm

Jan Rofekamp - President, Films Transit International Inc.

Founded in 1982 by Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit International is one of the world's leading international distributors of quality feature-length and TV hour documentaries. Some of Jan's executive producer credits include End of the Century: the Story of the Ramones and Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust. Examples of more recent releases include Shake Hands With the Devil and American Hardcore.

Claire Aguilar - Vice President of Programming, ITVS

Claire Aguilar is the vice-president of programming for Independent Television Service (ITVS), which funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public television. Claire commissions programming for ITVS's International Media Development Fund, and co-curates Independent Lens, a series of independently produced programs on PBS.


Monday, September 8, 3 pm

Ryan Harrington -IndiePix Studios

Ryan Harrington is the Head of IndiePix Studios - the production and filmmaker relation’s arm of the distribution company IndiePix Films. His roles include overseeing DVD and digital acquisitions, implementing strategic marketing strategies and orchestrating worldwide television sales. In addition Harrington serves as the Executive Producer on all IndiePix films including 21 BELOW, ENTRE NOS, P-STAR’S REDEMPTION and SLAP & TICKLE.

Liesl Copland - Distribution Consultant

A fifteen-year entertainment industry veteran, Liesl Copland has focused on the specialty film sector and on democratizing distribution for unique, independently produced projects – most recently experimenting with newer distribution models, the hope, she believes, for the independent film space. Liesl has overseen the acquisition, marketing and distribution of nearly 70 films a year. Such titles include: TWO DAYS IN PARIS, THIS IS ENGLAND and 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, AND 2 DAYS.


Tuesday, September 9th @ 2 pm

Diana Holtzberg - Vice President, Films Transit International Inc.

Diana Holtzberg is vice president of Films Transit International Inc., a leading worldwide documentary film sales company. Films Transit represents a roster of highly acclaimed films that have won Emmys, Peabodys, duPonts, BAFTAs, and Oscar nominations. Diana is the co-author of a new book about the documentary film Still Doing It to be released in October 2008.

Peter Broderick - President, Paradigm Consulting

Peter Broderick is president of Paradigm Consulting, which helps filmmakers and media companies develop strategies to maximize distribution, audiences, and revenues. Paradigm Consulting specializes in state-of-the-art distribution techniques, including innovative theatrical service deals, hybrid video strategies and new approaches to global distribution. In 1999, Broderick founded Next Wave Films and established their "Agenda 2000", the world's first entity devoted to financing digital features.

Ira Deutchman - President and CEO, Emerging Pictures

Ira Deutchman has been making, marketing and distributing films for thirty-one years. He was a founder of Cinecom and created Fine Line Features. Currently Ira is president and CEO of Emerging Pictures, a New York-based film distribution and digital exhibition company, and is an associate professor in the graduate film division at Columbia University. Films Ira has worked on include Sex, Lies, and Videotape, To SleepWith Anger and Metropolitan.


Tuesday, September 9, 3 pm

Lois Vossen - Independent Lens Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS

Lois Vossen is the founding and Emmy Award-winning series producer of Independent Lens on PBS. This past season, Vossen won a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. ITVS programs have won fifteen Sundance Film Festival Awards, eight Peabody Awards and twelve Emmy Awards, and have been nominated for six Academy Awards for best documentaries.

Rob Williams - Vice-President Acquisitions and Theatrical Distribution, Liberation Entertainment
Janet Pierson -- Producer, South by Southwest (SXSW)

Janet Pierson is the producer of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival. She has spent over twenty-five years championing independent films and filmmakers through a variety of roles, including distributor, exhibitor, producer's rep, investor and executive producer. She is the co-creator and segment director of the IFC cable TV series Split Screen and is also co-president of Grainy Pictures and vice-president of the Austin Film Society.


Wednesday, September 10, 2 pm

Tom Quinn - Magnolia Pictures, Senior Vice-President, Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Tom Quinn is currently senior vice-president of Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing. Previously as the vice-president of Acquisitions for Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Tom was responsible for acquiring such titles as Raising Victor Vargas and Supersize Me. Some of Tom's recent acquisitions include Man on Wire and Bigger Stronger Faster.

Josh Braun - Submarine Entertainment

Submarine Entertainment is a hybrid sales and production company, consulting and strategizing on the sale, distribution and development of documentaries, feature films and non-fiction entertainment programming. Submarine is dedicated to developing innovative and modern entertainment ideas and concepts. Documentary features represented by Submarine includes Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Man on Wire and Secrecy.


Wednesday, September 10, 3pm

Mark Ankner - Endeavor-L.A.

Mark Ankner works within the Independent Division at Endeavor providing corporate consulting, film and new media financing, and managing international co-production. Mr. Ankner is instrumental in arranging distribution for films and individuals, as well as multi-picture structures. Some of the more recent projects that Endeavor Independent has worked on include the following: The Box, The Greatest, More Than a Game.

Dana O'Keefe - Senior Executive Sales & Finance, Cinetic Media

Dana O'Keefe is a senior executive in the sales, financing and management divisions of Cinetic Media. During his tenure, the company facilitated the sale and financing of a diverse slate of films including I'm Not There, We Own the Night and Taxi to the Dark Side. Dana currently works as a talent manager in the company's newly created management division, where he oversees the careers of a roster of directors.


* Please note that the following schedule is subject to guest availability and some changes may occur