IndieCon's Annual Producing Event

On Saturday, April 13th, IndieCon presents our Annual Producing Event.

Panel 1 - Producers Panel

  • Jeff Most - A respected feature film and TV producer for over 25 years. Most has produced three films that have opened at #1 and set box office records in their opening weekend. Some of his producing credits include The Crow starring Brandon Lee, The Specialist starring Sylvestor Stallone & Sharon Stone, and all three sequels to The Crow. Most was nominated for an Emmy as the Executive Producer of The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler and he recently premiered his newest film, Maladies, starring James Franco & Catherine Keener at the 2013 Berlinale.
  • Hopwood Depree - Hopwood is an award-winning filmmaker and producer. He's written scripts for Warner Bros., MGM, Lionsgate & The Weinstein Company and he recently produced Oscar-winning writer Lance Black's semi-autobiographical feature Virginia, starring Jennifer Connelly & Ed Harris. Hopwood serves the Governor of Michigan as an advisor to build the state's film industry and he was recently named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the Top 20 People to Know in Hollywood.

Panel 2 - Distribution Panel

  • Jack Campbell - Professional Foreign Distributor
  • Carter Mason - Co-Founder of JTS.TV, a subscription-based content provider for online content.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Directions to The Aero Theatre

Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event:

American Cinamateque Members$12
USC Students$15
General Admission$20

We look forward to seeing you at the next IndieCon!

About IndieCon

IndieCon highlights an important business and creative discipline of indie Filmmaking, Games and Animation, in which prominent industry guest speakers present their ideas, strategies and insights. IndieCon is a education and networking forum for visual storytellers.

Marc Clebanoff

Marc Clebanoff (Moderator) is an award winning filmmaker. In 2004 Clebanoff established his production company Odyssey Motion Pictures under which he has produced and/or directed numerous award winning feature films including Unspoken, The Pink Conspiracy, Break starring Michael Madsen, Charles Durning & David Carradine, Gerald starring Louis Mandylor & Mickey Rooney & Pound of Flesh starring Malcolm McDowell. Clebanoff sits on the board of the Sacramento Int'l Film Festival as well as the Downbeach Film Festival in Atlantic City, NJ. He is also the grandson of world-renowned musician and composer, Herman Clebanoff.

Gena Vazquez

Gena Vazquez (Co-Chair) Following her emergence as a mover and shaker in the Silicon Valley tech trade of the booming 90's, Gena Vazquez forged head first into the wilds of the entertainment industry, encouraged along the way by her retinue of entertainment industry friends. The late director, George Hickenlooper, acquainted with Gena's brash style, teased that she was "made for this business." Never one to shy away from a challenge and armed with an analog Rolodex designed to circumvent every press agent in town, Gena has made her presence and intentions known in Hollywood.

Before she had unpacked, Gena established The Producerís Fund, an investment entity geared to finance select independent films with some of the most revered talent from both sides of the pond.

In 2010, Marc Clebanoff appointed her as Chairperson of IndieCon. Together, Marc and Gena are a formidable duo as they maintain a consistent hit rate in booking the town's most sought after personalities to headline their monthly events.

Since Gena's appointment, IndieCon has generated a great deal of excitement in the community and attendance has swelled. It is heralded as one of the most ambitious and unique curricular extensions Los Angeles has to offer.

As she leverages her venture capital experience and wields her holy grail Rolodex that strikes fear in the hearts of every publicist in town, it will be interesting to see what dreams ensue.