On June 30th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Stage 32 will present a virtual panel at the Different Faces, Different Voices film festival focusing on the market for short films. In this exclusive panel Stage 32 will explain:
– What makes a great marketable short
– How to get it into festivals and sell your film
– How to do either self distribution or distribution through a third party
– How to leverage that into longer format projects.
Richard Botto, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, CEO of Stage 32
Richard Botto is the founder and CEO of Stage 32, the world’s largest online platform for connecting and educating film, television, and theater creators. In just over four years, Stage 32 has reached over 500,000 inspiring creatives worldwide. Additional to his work at Stage 32, Botto is a screenwriter, producer, actor, and author. His latest script, End Game, is currently in development.
David Paterson, Producer, Writer
David Paterson is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and producer. He has written over two dozens plays that have been performed on both Broadway and Off Broadway. In the film industry, he carved his path into the family genre with his screenplay of Bridge to Terabithia, and has been making his mark ever since. Patterson’s films and documentaries have been seen in over 100 film festivals worldwide!
James Kicklighter, Producer, Director
James Kicklighter is a multi-award winning writer/director that is known for his unique southern voice. His film Desires of the Heart won the Best Foreign Film category at the Los Angeles Femme Film Festival and was a nominee at the Cannes Marche du Film. Kicklighter is in the middle of developing several films for producers Richard Saper, M. Elizabeth Hughes, and Beau Turpin.
Jason Mirch, Feature Film and TV Producer
Jason Mirch is a feature film and television producer. Previously, Mirch was the head of feature and television development and production at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a finance and production company based in the United Arab Emirates. While there, he supervised the development of blockbusters The Help, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Contagion. Now he is focusing on building his own production company– Destructo Films.