The Austin Conservatory Presents Building The Biz!

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The Austin Conservatory Presents Building The Biz!
Start: 04/05/2009 - 9:00pm
End: 04/05/2009 - 11:00pm

Indie people don't wait for the projects to come to them . . . they create!
Join industry experts for an informative session of supporting your creative vision while using professional talent.  From Shorts to Ultra Low, to Full Features, to Webisodes or New Media and Gaming . . . SAG has a contract that can help improve your creation by broadening your talent pool.  Bring your ideas and your questions.

Sunday, April 5, 2009
2-4 p.m.

Picture Box Studio
701 Tillery, Suite A-7
Austin, Texas  78702
(512) 480-9291


Bryan Poyser
- Producer, Writer, Director has created award winning indie films of various levels from shorts to full feature productions. Co-Founder of Cinematexas Film Festival, Bryan is recognized as a fixture in the Texas film scene and now serves as the Director of Artist Services for the Austin Film Society.

Linda Dowell - SAG Regional Branch Division Executive Director oversees a Division covering 20 regional Branches across the nation (every Branch between LA and New York).  Linda is well versed in the details of SAG’s film agreements and has assisted hundreds of filmmakers with utilizing professional talent in their low budget projects. She also serves on the Board of TXMPA, is a member of Women in Film in Houston and Dallas, and is a member of the Dallas Producers Association.

Lori Madrid
- Line Producer, UPM and now Director of Operations at Spiderwood Studios has worked on numerous features and webisodes including A Tribute to Big Red, Inspector Mom and Prison Break. She knows the different challenges that face features, webisodes and TV production and is dedicated to helping the media community understand the importance of raising the bar and creating more production in Texas.

Tom Booker
- Actor, Producer, Director, Writer knows the art of creating work. As a performer, Tom has appeared in hundreds of commercials and television shows.  His live performances include The Real Live Brady Bunch in LA and New York and his improv skills have led him to direct and teach at The Second City Training Center in LA. Tom co-wrote Kill The Man starring Luke Wilson that premiered at Sundance and is the founder of The Institution Theater in Austin.

Tommy Kendrick - Moderator, Actor began his career with theater legends Paul Baker and Preston Jones. Tommy has performed in numerous TV series, commercials and films including Friday Night Lights, Prison Break, Walker, Texas Ranger and The Alamo

This event is free.  Seating is limited.  RSVP to

Space & equipment graciously donated by Reel Women & Exec. Director, Sherry Mills.