Picturehouse Films president Bob Berney will be the keynote speaker at the third-annual Filmmaker Forum in Los Angeles, which runs from Oct 19- 21.

The Forum kicks off with an advance screening of Marc Forster's The Kite Runner and will include panel discussions covering such diverse topics as production, financing, distribution, and marketing.

Panelists include UTA agent Rich Klubeck, Submarine partner Josh Braun, Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, And Goodman, Mark Pogachefsky of mPRm Public Relations, and Cinetic Media founder John Sloss.

'Our Filmmaker Forum is not your conventional 'How to Make it in the Business' seminar,' Film Independent executive director Dawn Hudson said. 'It's an honest, off-the-record discussion about a film-maker's options. Our highly respected panel won't sugarcoat the potential pitfalls of filmmaking, and will empower the participants to make the best choices possible.'

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