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Getting your Film Made - Casting Director Ronnie Yeskel & Producer Rudy Langlais

The event is this Saturday. Did you get your ticket yet to this hands on access.

We're giving away a scholarship on Friday in honor of Froth on Friday. Midnight Thursday to 3 pm on Friday, send me a one sentence creative request & reason for the free ticket. I will pick the lucky winner. [masked]   with the subject line: Free Pass Please.

LAST CHANCE to Purchase Tickets here with lunch.

JUST ADDED: Buy a ticket to the event and one lucky winner will win a One-on-One with Entertainment Lawyer, Hal "Corky" Kessler. (even for those that purchased already) 

Use code Chicago10 for $10 off. 

Join us for a day with experienced Hollywood professionals Ronnie Yeskel and Rudy Langlais moderated by Entertainment Lawyer, Hal "Corky" Kessler, DEUTSCH, LEVY & ENGEL, CHARTERED

Purchase tickets here.

All day event program:

(Check-in and coffee at 9 a.m. -- we start promptly at 10 a.m.!)

10-12:30 Morning Film Session Including Plante Moran expert on - Insurance for film, accounting for film, and the Illinois incentive.

12:30 -1:15 Lunch and Tour of Cinespace by Alexander "Alex"Pissios, President at Cinespace Chicago Film Studio

1:30 - 3:30 Afternoon Film Session  
Followed by networking.
  Ending at 4.

Great opportunity for questions.

Plus: Submit your 1-2 line logline of your project in the am session to be reviewed by Corky, and time allowing, a few will be selected to be critiqued in front of the crowd.

Networking to follow.

LA Casting Director Ronnie Yeskel is known for her work on Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Session, among many, many more. Corky is currently working with Ronnie on projects.

Experienced Producer Rudy Langlais: The Hurricane, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story, Sugar Hill and Love Crimes. Corky is currently working with Rudy on a biopic of Miles David "Miles & Me".

Hal "Corky" Kessler has extensive entertainment law, corporate and worldwide entertainment industry experience and regularly speaks on the business and legal aspects of feature film development and tax incentives in connection with the entertainment industry, and authored a reference book covering such federal and state tax incentives. He was the attorney on 25 films and is currently working on 38 additional movies. Featured speaker at Sundance, Cannes International Film Festival and Toronto.

Limited to the first 100. $65 includes lunch/beverages ($45 no lunch.) Students $10 off either price. (with Proof of ID shown at the door.)

Sponsored by Plante Moran, ChicagoHollywood, ReelChicago and DEUTSCH, LEVY & ENGEL, CHARTERED, Cinespace.

PARKING: Parking will be in the 16th street lot (southwest corner of 16th and Rockwell) or on surrounding streets.

MASS TRANSIT: Western or California on the Pink Line, and walk north about four blocks.

BOXED LUNCH: Includes a hearty sandwich and assorted goodies + bottled water.

If you are gluten/wheat allergic or vegetarian, click the "Contact the Organizer" [masked] ... and start your e-mail message with "GLUTEN FREE LUNCH" (salad, gluten-free roll and piece of whole fruit) or "VEGETARIAN LUNCH" (specify veggie sandwich OR veggie salad) and we'll order you a special lunch box. But you must order by end-of-day Monday, March 12th. 

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  • Beth B.

    This was a fantastic seminar. The presenters shared in-depth information based on their real experiences of getting films from concept to screen. I'm grateful that Ronnie and Rudy took the time to come from L.A. to Chicago to share their expertise and insight.

    March 16, 2014

  • Linda F.

    What are you doing today that's more important than being inspired? This program will be access to industry know how. Pay at the door... and join us.

    March 15, 2014

  • Linda F.

    Last chance to sign up and get lunch with your ticket. Learn about how a casting director looks at your script and project. What does the producer look for in a film project?

    March 13, 2014

  • Linda F.

    The day includes a special treat of lunchtime tours of Cinespace by Alexander "Alex" Pissios, President, Cinespace Chicago Film Studio. Have you been there?

    March 8, 2014

  • Linda F.

    Buy a ticket to this event and ONE lucky winner will win a One-on-One 1 hour session with Entertainment Lawyer, Hal "Corky" Kessler.

    March 7, 2014

  • Linda F.

    The early bird deadline for this event is tomorrow. MARCH 1 Sign up today.
    USE chicago5 for $5 off combined with the early bird ticket. Purchase tickets here.

    February 28, 2014

  • Linda F.

    Did you guys see this? Plus: Submit your 1-2 line logline of your project in the am session to be reviewed by Corky, and time allowing, a few will be selected to be critiqued in front of the crowd. We did this at the last event and it was a blast.

    February 25, 2014

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