2017 Carmel Film Forum: Hollywood Is Coming To Indiana Overview

Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) will host the 2017 Carmel Film Forum on Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th. It’s a FREE, fun, educational event crowned by a film screening and Q&A with a successful Hollywood filmmaker.

On Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., James E. Moriarty of Moriarty Media will introduce Jon Schnepp, a successful Hollywood based producer, writer and director. James will have the first public screening of his new “Indy produced” short film, BYTE The Prequel, and Jon will make the regional premiere of his feature length documentary, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? James and Jon will have a Q&A session on what inspired Jon to make his film and the challenges Jon had with crowd funding and distribution.

On Saturday afternoon Mez Murray, a Chicago based producer, writer, director and comedian will join Jon in a screen writers’ workshop that offers one to one discussions with aspiring filmmakers regarding the scripts or films they have previously submitted online. This unique feedback session can give guidance to those looking to make it to “the next level”.

On Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. Film Indy Commissioner, Teresa Sabatine, will lead a panel of production experts in a discussion of what it takes to succeed in Hollywood. The discussion will examine issues pertaining to Indiana filmmaking and provide an opportunity for those who want to become filmmakers to learn from professionals in the field.

Participants will be invited to relocate to the SoHo Café and Gallery at 9 p.m. to network, enjoy filmmaker inspired drinks and hear Mez Murray’s Filmmaking Horror Stories, Triumphant Tales and Tarot Card Readings.  The band, Sydney Paige, will entertain with a live performance.

You must register at MoriartyMedia.com for the screen writers’ workshop, film screenings and panel discussion. Admission is FREE, but space is limited. For more information about the Forum’s events, ask at the library’s audio visual desk or at CCPL’s Media Lab. Hope to see
you there.

The 2017 Carmel Film Forum is sponsored by The City of Carmel, Moriarty Media, Carmel
Clay Public Library, Indy Film Fest, Film Indy, SoHo Café, T. Gregorek AV Consulting and The Pop Machine.

2017 Carmel Film Forum Program/Curriculum