Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Place: AMC Theater #24

Workshop Title: TBD

Host: Chapman University

Workshop Presenter: TBD


Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Place: AMC Theater #20

Workshop Title: TBD

Host: New York Film Academy 

Workshop Presenter: TBD


Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Place: AMC Theater #24

Workshop Title: Music In Film

Host: Minneapolis College of Art and Design 

Workshop Presenter: Craig Laurence Rice

We will explore the use of music applications in film productions through varied films examples. We will discuss the scope of music’s roles in a film production.   Address some of the following questions. When does a film need music? How to determine the musical approach for your film? How to combine the storytelling language and musical communication? How to determine the right composer for your film?

Along with the growing integration of sound design and music we will discuss the roles. Finishing with a basic discussion of music publishing and licensing issues.

Presenter Bio:

Craig Laurence Rice is an entertainment executive, entrepreneur, educator, award-winning producer and director who is nationally recognized for his distinguished career in the music industry, commercial, television and feature film industries. His credits include Producer for the 90-minute PBS variety show special, “A Prairie Home Companion 30th,” Executive Producer on the nationally syndicated series “Million Dollar Idea,” and Executive Producer as well as Director for the feature length documentary “Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks” for HBO, which was nominated for three Emmy Awards, and a NAACP Image Award.

Rice also has an outstanding career in the music industry serving as Director of Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc. Record executive with MCA records, Artist Manager and Road and Tour Manager for domestic and international musical tours for recording artists including Prince, Bobby Brown, Taj Mahal and Whitney Houston.

He is also on the faculty of McNally Smith College of Music, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has taught at Perpich Center For The Arts High School in Minneapolis.


Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Place: AMC Theater #24

Workshop Title: TBD

Host: Blackmagic Design

Workshop Presenter: TBD


Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Place: AMC Theater #24

Workshop Title: The Secret of Nines

Host: Prodigy Camp

Workshop Presenter: Rick Stevenson

What is ’the secret’ that only the world’s best young filmmakers know when it comes to making award wining films? What makes their work rise above the pack?  Every year The Prodigy Camp searches the globe for 20 of the world’s top young teen filmmakers.  Every year these young filmmakers make a film in NINE SHORT HOURS at camp largely without make-up, official costumes or props, or budgets.  So why do these little films made by 12-18 year olds consistently beat out larger budgeted shorts made by well- equipped university film school students when it comes to getting into the world’s top film festivals?  Come find out THE SECRET OF NINES and how 20 of the most promising teens filmmakers are selected from around the world every year.   www.ProdigyCamp.org  Featuring director/writer/producer and Prodigy Camp director, Rick Stevenson*, and recent Prodigy Campers.

Presenter Bio:

Rick Stevenson has produced, written and/or directed twelve feature films and nearly 100 hours of television. He has worked with Robert Redford, Hugh Grant, Christopher Plummer, Keifer Sutherland, Meg Ryan, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Mark Harmon and many others. He has created, hosted, directed, written and produced two television series (50 episodes) Listen and Official Best of Fest presents "The Best Films You've Never Seen". He is founder of The School of Life Project, which is now in ten countries and features 300 kids. He also co-founded The Film School with Tom Skerritt and Stewart Stern and is director of it's annual Prodigy Camp for the 20 most talented young filmmakers in the world. He has won over 40 awards for his work in film, television and commercials. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University, a master's degree from The London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree from Whitman. Rick is married with four children. 


Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Place: AMC Theater #25

Workshop Title: TBD

Host: Ithaca College

Workshop Presenter: TBD