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Jordan Peele Will Help You GET OUT Of Your Own Way

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Hear from Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele
at the 2017 Film Independent Forum!

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out proved that social critique, entertainment and box office are not mutually exclusive. Hear how he made 2017’s most profitable film to date on a $4.5 million budget at the 13th annual Film Independent Forum October 20-22 at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles.

At the Film Independent Forum, you’ll be armed with the tools to get your project made and seen. Learn from risk-takers, industry legends and powerful filmmaker voices. Taking place over a weekend packed with interactive panels, valuable one-on-one industry meetings and networking receptions, this year’s Forum topics include:

  • Financing: Getting Creative About Getting Money
  • Pitching Clinic: Start Shopping Your Project
  • Documentary: Making Docs and Making a Living
  • The Complete Picture: The Wide World of Episodic TV
  • Marketing & Distribution Clinic: Discover Your Audience
  • Short Circuit: VR, Digital and New Forms of Engagement
  • And more!

Take advantage of early registration pricing through September 15 and save almost 40% if you’re a Member and almost 20% if you’re a non-Member.

Buy your pass by September 15 and save.

Not a Member? Take advantage of exclusive Members-only savings on the Forum today plus exclusive Spirit Awards voting privileges, year-round screenings, networking opportunities and more. Learn more and join today.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.