Pandemonium CEO and former chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment Bill Mechanic will deliver the keynote address at the 11th Annual Independent Film & Television Alliance’s (IFTA) Production Conference on September 29.

Mechanic will be joined by other industry leaders in Century City to address the best ways to face production, distribution and marketing challenges that confront independents today. 

The conference is programmed each year by Pierre David, chairman and CEO of Imagination Worldwide and chairman of IFTA’s producers committee.

In addition to the keynote address the conference will stage two panels on the future of distribution and creativity in Hollywood.

Panellists include The Film Department’s president of international Steve Bickel, Starz Media senior vice-president of digital media, business development and strategy Marc DeBevoise, Lionsgate’s president of digital media Curt Marvis, and Paul Colichman, the Regent Entertainment chairman and partner and founder and CEO of here!