2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

So You Want to Make a Midnight Movie

Sunday, March 15
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
Austin Convention Center

Strategy and planning for independent genre filmmaking should start long before you pick up the camera, and continue long after you set it down. Our panel brings together professionals involved in the independent filmmaking biz who specialize in genre films, from the early development stages through the release of a film, development, production, sales, and distribution, for an open conversation about the ups and downs of the midnight movie business.


Jason Eisener


Yer Dead Productions

Jason is known for directing films such as Hobo with a Shotgun, The ABCs of Death's Y is for Youngbuck segment and V/H/S/2's Alien Abduction Slumber Party, as well as shorts like christmas slasher ...

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Jen Yamato

Ent Reporter

The Daily Beast

Jen is Weekend Editor & General Assignment Reporter at Deadline Hollywood. She is not only responsible for updating and maintaining the site, but also regularly posts stories on a wide variety of t...

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Mette-Marie Katz

Mgr of Sales

XYZ Films

After graduating from the University of Copenhagen with a major in English and minor in Film and TV, Katz worked on her husband EL Katz's films before landing an internship at XYZ Films in LA. She ...

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Peter Van Steemburg

VP of Acquisitions

Magnolia Pictures

Peter Van Steemburg is the VP of Acquisitions at Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing. Prior to Magnolia, Peter assisted in International Distribution and Operations for Miramax Films and worked ...

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Roxanne Benjamin


Snoot Entertainment

Roxanne Benjamin is the Head of Acquisitions and Development for Snoot Entertainment (YOU'RE NEXT, THE GUEST) and a Co-Producer on various upcoming Snoot projects. Prior to joining Snoot she ran th...

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