Meet the Creative Game Changers
Monday, March 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
Today, content creation and distribution are constantly evolving. The creative community is working diligently to find new ways to provide audiences high-quality, reliable, and convenient access to creative works, while protecting the fundamental right of all creators to determine how their works are distributed. Join us for a discussion on how the changing viewing habits of audiences present both challenges and opportunities for artists and filmmakers.
Alec Berg is a producer and writer, known for The Dictator (2012), EuroTrip (2004) and Shark Tale (2004) as well as television shows Silicon Valley (HBO), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) and Seinfeld (NBC).
Editor in Chief/GM
Head of Film
Ruth Vitale has been at the forefront of independent film production and distribution for more than three decades, including as Founder and Co-President of Paramount Classics and as President of Fi...Show the rest
Ruth Vitale has been at the forefront of independent film production and distribution for more than three decades, including as Founder and Co-President of Paramount Classics and as President of Fine Line Features.
During her tenure at these companies, she launched the careers of many successful filmmakers such as Paul Greengrass, Sofia Coppola, Scott Hicks, John Hillcoat, and Craig Brewer. She has also worked with established talent such as Sam Raimi, Roger Michell, Jonathan Demme, Paul W.S. Anderson, Patrice Leconte, and Barbet Schroeder. Her films have won three Oscars and received 16 nominations as well as 18 Golden Globe nominations and two wins.
At Paramount Classics, she released such award-winning films as The Virgin Suicides, Sunshine, You Can Count on Me, Sidewalks of New York, Bloody Sunday, Mostly Martha, The Singing Detective, Enduring Love, The Machinist, Mad Hot Ballroom, and Hustle & Flow.
Ruth is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.Hide the rest
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema/Drafthouse Films/Fantastic Fest
Tim League graduated from Rice University in 1992 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Art/Art History. While at Rice, Tim was once detained by the campus police for interrupting a campus eve...Show the rest
Tim League graduated from Rice University in 1992 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Art/Art History. While at Rice, Tim was once detained by the campus police for interrupting a campus event while dressed as a banana. After a two-year stint at Shell Oil Company in Bakersfield, California, he left the engineering profession and opened up his first movie theater. An unmitigated financial disaster, the Tejon theater closed in 1995, and he and his wife Karrie loaded a truck with 200 seats, a projector, screen and speakers and headed to Austin, Texas to start the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where he remains as CEO today.
When asked about his motivation in opening a movie theater in the first place, "What we set out to do in the very beginning was to make a movie theater by fans for fans. And we got into the business because we love movies and we got a little frustrated with our options as to what the movie theater experience was all about"Hide the rest