Schedule

August 13th – 14th, 2021

DAY 1: FRIDAY AUGUST 13th 2021

08:00 – 08:50

Registration and networking over coffee and tea

08:50 – 08:55

Welcome from the Host

Kelly Stowell, Kane County Film Commission
08:55 – 09:00

Introducing today’s topic

Conference Director of Hané Saga Heidi Stangeland
09:00 – 10:00

Storytelling across cultures

INVITED- Deb Haaland , Secretary of the Interior
9:00 – 9:45

The importance of storytelling (across cultures)

Discussion around the role of public land in storytelling and narratives.
9:45 – 10:00

Q&A

Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior
10:00 – 10:45

Native Folklore

Stories from Native Tribe
10:45 – 11:00

Q&A

11:00 – 12:25

LUNCH

Enjoy lunch and storytelling from the local Pauites (speakers and VIP only).
For festival attendees lunch will be provided at Kanab Center at the Patio Area.
12:25 – 12:30

Introducing workshops/program

Heidi Stangeland, Conference Director
12:30 – 1:00

TOUGH LOVE!
How to get the logline right, and why it is so important.

Christopher Lockhart, story editor at WME
1:00 – 1:15

Q&A

1:15 – 1:30

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
1:30 – 3:00

Creative Television Writers and Directors Strategy Session

Brian Pacheco, Manager of Creative Talent Development and Inclusion, Disney General Entertainment
3:15 – 3:30

Q&A

3:30 – 3:45

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
3:45 – 4:00

Bridging the Gap between the What and the How for Professionals in Film and Television Worldwide

Alexia Melocchi, Producer
4:00 – 4:15

Tell your story through Empathy.

How growing up Cherokee influenced James.
Fox to tell stories focused on empathy and making the world a better place.

James Fox, Producer/Writer
4:15 – 4:30

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
4:30 – 5:30

PANEL

WRITING INTO THE FUTURE
An open discussion on how the future of storytelling looks like after covid.
How have the guidelines changed the way filmmaking is done and what do film-makers need to be aware of? What does this look like from a production standpoint.
Reflecting back on Deb Haalands discussion and what that means for filming, and how does this shape storytelling for screenwriters.”

MODERATOR Christopher Lockhart
Sam Humphrey – Actor, Producer, Director
Edward Drake, Filmmaker
Kelly Schwarze, Indie Filmmaker
Utah Film Commission Representative Alexia Melocchi, Producer
James Fox, Producer/Writer
5:30 – 5:45

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
5:45 – 7:00

FOOD on the PATIO
Enjoy some light food while mingle

FESTIVAL ATTENDEES
5:45 – 7:00

DINNER from SEGO
Chef Shon from Sego Restaurant will provide a wonderful dinner influenced by Native and Norse cuisine.

SPEAKERS AND VIPS ONLY
8:00 – 11:00

STORIES UNDER THE STARS
“Starstruck”
Snacks/Drinks will be served

SPEAKERS AND VIPS ONLY
Enjoy good company, networking, and stories at Coral Pink Sand-dunes while gazing at the Milky Way.
Dark Sky/Observatory with a telescope to see the planets and talk about the stars/planets/constellations.

Day 2: SATURDAY August 14th 2021

7:30 – 8:00

Coffee & Tea

8:00 – 1:00

What makes a great film location?

A half-day guided tour of the area to spark interest in great and unique film locations.

Lunch will be served at location/in the wilderness/on tour. Lunch provided by Chef Shon and his team from Sego Restaurant.

Speakers & VIPs only

See where great movies like Westworld (2017), Lone Ranger (1956), and tv-shows like Gunsmoke (1952-1976) were filmed, and discover new and unique areas for your story.

8:00 – 1:00

WORKSHOPS

Mock Writer’s Room
Producers Speed Dating

Festival Attendees

Join James Fox and his team as they give you a real experience on how a writer’s room is run.

Practise your pitch, then pitch a producer!

1:00 – 1:15

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
1:15 – 2:00

Motherland (Freeform) – References to indigenous communities, and using cultural authenticity in filmmaking and writing.

Dawn Johnson/Disney, Eliot Laurence/Showrunner, and Brian Studler/Writer
2:00 – 2:15

Q&A

2:15 – 2:30

Breaking into Hollywood

On Writing -How to build a script producers can’t turn down.

Edward Drake, Filmmaker
2:30 – 2:40

Q&A

2:40 – 3:00

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
3:00 – 3:30

Sam and Erik will talk about storytelling, their upcoming project which includes the Chumash California Natives, and they will speak on diversity/inclusion from the perspective of an independent producer.

Sam Humphrey, actor “The Greatest Showman” & Erik Von Wodtke, Producer
3:30 – 3:45

Q&A

3:45 – 4:15

Development of independent film and distribution in today’s new age.

Kelly Schwarze, Filmmaker
4:15 – 4:30

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
4:30 – 5:15

PANEL

The future of Streaming. What does this mean for policymakers, studios and indie-filmmakers?


Troy Dow, Disney
Ben Staub, VP MPA
Alan D’Escragnolle, CEO Filmhub

INVITED –  HBO, AMAZON PRIME
Alex Ferrari, Indie Film Hustle

5:15 – 5:30

Q&A

5:30 – 5:45

COFFEE & TEA BREAK

Networking over a snack and caffeine
5:30 – 6:00

TO BE ANNOUNCED!

6:00 – 6:45

TO BE ANNOUNCED!

6:45 – 7:00

Q&A

7:00 – 7:30

AWARD PRESENTATION

Heidi Stangeland, Conference Director

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