Indie Film Town Halls
The Indie Film Town Hall brings together Chicago’s independent film and media-making community during these difficult times. In a series of lunchtime meetings, members of Chicago’s indie film and media organizations will discuss the challenges that face our industries and actions we are taking in support of each other and Chicago-area creators.
Coming Up Next
The next Indie Film Town Hall will be announced soon.
Indie Film Town Hall #4: Legal and Insurance Challenges and Opportunities
July 9, 2020
Featuring: Congressman Danny Davis, 7th District of Illinois; Kwame Amoaku, Chicago Film Office; Chris Johnson, Johnsonese Brokerage; Tom Leavens, Mandell Menkes; Brenda Robinson, Swanson, Martin & Bell; Moderator: Betsy Steinberg, Independent Film Alliance Chicago
Indi Film Town Hall #3: Production and New Protocols
June 12, 2020
Featuring: Kwame Amoaku, Chicago Film Office; Charles Andrew Gardner, SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local; Christine Dudley, Senior Advisor, Illinois Production Alliance; Brad Matthys, President, IATSE Local 476; Mike Koon, Director of Sports, Events, and Film, Champaign County; Moderator: Independent Film Alliance Chicago, Angie Gaffney
Indie Film Town Hall #2
May 28, 2020
Featuring: Chicago Film Office, Kwame Amoaku; Full Spectrum Features, Jason Matsumoto; Kartemquin Films, Jolene Pinder; Midwest Film Festival, Erica Duffy; OTV, Aymar Jean Christian
Indie Film Town Hall #1
May 14, 2020
Featuring: Christine Dudley, IPA; Angie Gaffney, IFA; Peter Hawley, Illinois Film Office; Anthony Kaufman, Chicago International Film Festival & Industry Days; Brenda Webb, Chicago Filmmakers; Yvonne Welbon, Sisters in Cinema