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Meet the Insiders: Collaborative Platforms

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New for 2013, Meet the Insiders is an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments in the world of film across varying topics. Moderators will start by introducing and getting to know the Insider for the first 10 minutes, but the next 20 are an open forum where the audience is able to ask questions, discuss trends, connect with the film community, and gain insight and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.

This session will shed light on online platforms offering filmmakers the opportunity to join a community and help produce, write, fund and even distribute projects. Moderated by Rodney Gibbs from The Texas Tribunue, go in-depth first with Nikita Adams from JuntoBox Films and followed by Nicolas Gonda from Tugg.



MODERATOR Rodney Gibbs CIO Rodney Gibbs

Digital strategy and product development for The Texas Tribune, an online news organization covering Texas politics and policy with moxie. Founded two game companies focused on mobile and handheld games. Active on media boards. Public radio devotee. Turntable enthusiast. Movie lover. Gin drinker.

Nikita Adams Dev Exec JuntoBox Films

Nicolas Gonda CEO Tugg Inc

Nicolas Gonda co-founded Tugg, Inc. (, a web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters and create their own events. Launched at the 2012 South by Southwest Festival, Tugg empowers audiences nationwide to screen films from its extensive library of studio and independent titles. Tugg has partnered with mainstream and independent exhibitors, boasting a theatrical footprint of over 75% of movie theaters in the United States. As a producer, Mr. Gonda has worked with Terrence Malick on THE TREE OF LIFE and the upcoming film TO THE WONDER. Recently named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch,” he also has several projects in various stages of production, including producing AJ Edwards directorial debut THE GREEN BLADE RISES starring Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke and Brit Marling. He is continuing his work with Mr. Malick, producing his IMAX documentary, THE VOYAGE OF TIME, as well as Mr. Malick’s two upcoming films, KNIGHT OF CUPS and the currently untitled feature based in the Austin music scene whose combined cast includes Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara.