This Thursday (tomorrow) marks the beginning of the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA. We are lucky enough to be attending and screening SOLO The Series at the festival on Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm.
The festival starts with a Show Creator Luncheon where we will receive our credentials and information about what to expect at the festival. After getting my passes I'll head home to get ready for the ITVFest Gala that night!
Those in attendance from our show will me (producer & director Allison Vanore), creator & star Jonathan Nail, composer Rob Gokee, cast Michele Boyd, Jason Burns, Amol Shah and casting director Laurie Records. There will be a red carpet event prior to the Gala: photos and interviews for the cast. At the Gala I'll be mingling and networking with the other show creators, actors and producers. We'll be promoting SOLO to the party goers in the hopes that we will fill the theatre for our screening on Wednesday.
Outside of our screening I'm also looking forward to many of the panels/seminars they are hosting. Saturday there are two panels that I'm looking forward to hearing: Development: Selling Your Show and Building A Career as a TV Writer. Sunday I'll also attend Representation: Getting That is Half The Battle and The Studio System. Then on Tuesday I look forward to attending Getting Sponsors for your Show. It will be awesome to hear what the festival has to offer the show creators while we screen our shows and meet each other.
If you plan on being at ITVFest please let me know so we can meet up! I'm hoping to hit up a few of the coffee mixers and a few of the night events.