Industry Sessions will take place at THE FEDERAL 5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Genre Content Development

Learn how to develop, write, produce, sell or fund your genre content for online. 


 Thursday, July 18, 4:00 PM 


Come learn about the content comedy, sci-fi and drama development process from Emmanuel Rumph, Kylie Eaton and Eris Baker. 


Emmanuel Rumph's focused is in television as a creator, writer, and producer, with a keen

focus on being a show-runner. He is currently creating and producing original comedy material for standup comedian Joey Wells (co-creator of Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, and co-writer of Kevin Hart’s stand-up movies Irresponsible, What Now?,Laugh at My Pain & Let Me Explain). 


Kylie Eaton is an award winning writer/director who has directed music videos for major labels, including Republic Records and Capitol Music. She has also created branded and lifestyle content for such brands as Oliver Peoples and Shakeology.  


Eris Baker has spent many years growing the drama genre, she is best known for her recurring role on the NBC hit drama, This is Us.

Screenplay Competition Finalist Reading


Friday, July 19, 4:00 PM 


Want to learn more about the writing process? Stuck on your script and need inspiration? Come listen to professional actors read our 3 screenplay finalist aloud for writers, producers, directors and other industry professionals. Learn more about story structure and how other departments of the industry industry interpret scripts for production. Great opportunity to learn about story structure, character motivation and everything in between.

Equipment Workshop: Aputure Next Level Imaging


Saturday, July 20, 4:00 PM 

Learn how to work and access the industry’s best gear for your next production? Aputure is ready to help you.

Aputure was founded in 2005 by a team of inspired filmmakers and videographers who started the first company to provide truly affordable and professional cinema equipment. Aputure designs and specializes in lighting and high-end camera accessories including but not limited to: LED Lights, Field Monitors, Microphones and Follow Focus Systems.


Social Media Workshop for Filmmakers

Sunday, July 21, 4:00 PM 

You have your project completed? It’s playing at film festivals across the world? You want it to find wider distribution but don’t know how to get more eyes on it?

Don’t worry! Jessica Lancaster is here to help!

Jessica is a successful Social Media Manager and Indie Film Producer who represents indie films, celebrities, and artists on social media. She has grown social media accounts for artists and their projects from hundreds of followers to over 20K! Follow Jessica’s simple instructions and take your film’s future to the next level.

Pitching Your Project with Monique Sorgen


Monday, July 22, 4:00 PM 

Want to learn how to sell or fund your passion project?

First you have to learn how to pitch it! Writer, director of TV and Film, Monique Sorgen will teach you how to prepare a pitch for your project at any stage in the process. She will them simulate the pitching process, where you will get to pitch her your ideas and receive precise and encouraging feedback.

Animation Panel

Tuesday, July 23, 4:00 PM

How to break into the world of animation? This is your chance to listen and ask questions to some of the top animation producers and creators in Hollywood. Multi-media animation and entertainment director Marlene Sharp, will lead the discussion and give you a perfect opportunity to gain insight and to network.

Marlene Sharp - Moderator

  • Rich Magallanes  - SVP, Development and Production, Funrise, Inc. 

  • Eric Calderon -  Head of Studio, Octopie/Executive Producer, “Magic: The Gathering” Netflix series

  • Kelly Harper, Director, Talent & Digital Development, Comedy Central

  • Samantha Brown, Recruiter, Story & Franchise Development, Blizzard Entertainment

  • Eric Homan, VP, Development, Frederator Studios

  • Conrad Montgomery, Senior Director, Current Series, Cartoon Network

  • Jared Wolfson, SVP, Marketing and Entertainment, Jakks Pacific

  • Gino Guzzardo, Director, Multi-Platform Content, Disney

  • Michaela Hart, Exec Producer/Director, Business Development, Sparx Animation Studio

Breaking Story and Developing Characters with Blizzard Entertainment

Wednesday, July 24, 4:00 PM

The famed Development and Story department from Blizzard Entertainment (World of Warcraft, Diablo series) will give insight from one of the world's most successful gaming and animation studios by sharing Blizzard's trusted approach to video game story telling and production. 

Industry Sessions Venue - THE FEDERAL 5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601



The Federal – NoHo's Premier Restaurant and Nightclub 




If you plan on attending industry session and seeing a short film program we recommend the parking lot located at 11144 Weddington St. (1/2 block East of Lankershim Blvd., 1 block North of the Theatre) on the south side of the street. 



Parking in this structure is $2.00 for 3 1/2  hours with a theatre validation.


There is metered and non-metered street parking surrounding the Theater, please be sure to read parking signs carefully  for rates and time restrictions.


The Federal parking lot – is located directly behind the building, the entrance is on Weddington St.