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"Entering the Arena" - Panel Discussion

Miss Navajo
November 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Joe Bratcher, Rene Haynes, Gale Anne Hurd, Mike Farrell, Dawn Jackson, Valerie Red-Horse.

As Native American films and filmmakers became more familiar in film festival settings and the commercial marketplace, what are the remaining challenges specific to these films and artists?  In the race for resources, attention, and positioning within dwindling theatrical markets, how many producers minimize the challenges and maximize the advantages specific to Native-themed productions?  A panel of filmmakers and industry experts will offer insights and advice, and compare notes about ways of seizing and creating opportunity within contemporary systems of finance, distribution and exhibition.

Watch the conversation with Dawn Jackson, Valerie Red-Horse, Gale Anne Hurd, Rene Haynes, Joe Bratcher, Mike Farrell, moderated by, Shannon Kelley, former head of public programs, UCLA Film & Television Archive: