Meet the Insiders: Carl Spence & Danny Rhee
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.
Agnt, Feature Film Program
Cullen Conly is an agent at ICM Partners in the Motion Picture Literary department, where he represents writers and directors including Variety Director to Watch Dome Karukoski, IDA Winner Zachary Heinzerling, Sundance Lab alumni Meredith Danluck and Russ Harbaugh, and Iram Haq, among others. Prior to joining ICM, Conly was the Manager of the Feature Film Program of the Sundance Institute. Among the filmmakers he helped nurture there are Beasts Of The Southern Wild‘s Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Fruitvale‘s Ryan Coogler, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ David Lowery, Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Sean Durkin, Compliance‘s Craig Zobel and Nobody Walks‘ Lena Dunham and Ry Russo-Young. Before Sundance, Conly worked in development and production at Paramount Vantage.
Danny Sangho Rhee
Artistic & Co-Dir
Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF
Carl Spence is the Artistic Director of SIFF (organizers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education) and has been curating film exhibitions, festivals and programs for more than 20 years. Previously, he held the positions of Director of Programming at the Palm Springs International Film Festival; Director of Programming at the San Francisco International Film Festival; and Associate Director at SIFF. He also worked in field publicity and promotions as a representative for Disney, MGM, and other major studios. He curated films, concerts and live performances at the University of Washington where he received his Bachelors degree in theatre with an additional emphasis in Japanese language and cultural studies. Additionally, he studied Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. Carl continues to consult for the Palm Springs International Film Festival as their lead programmer.