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Primer to: "Inside the World of Film Acquisitions: How to Sell your project to Hollywood!"

  • 09/01/2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • American University, Mary Graydon Conference Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
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  • TIVA VIP and AU invited guests (staff and students)
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Register for WAITLIST while we try to expand space to accommodate the demand! Thank you for your interest in TIVA Programming - Rodney Mitchell, Programming Chair

When Hollywood studios are producing anywhere from 100 to 150 films per year and over 4000 films are independently financed outside the Hollywood studio system, what happens to these indie movies? 

How do Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland (DMV) independent producers get their films sold to the marketplace? 

TIVA's Programming Chair has traveled all the way to Hollywood to get you the expertise for this ice-breaker session which is a sneak peek into a full workshop that will offered soon! 

Come gain some critical knowledge that comes from working with the Players, Top Buyers and Sellers, Festivals and Markets, Box Offices and more.

Join us Thursday, September 1, at American University, Mary Graydon Conference Center, Conference Room V, for our this year's panel discussions "Inside the World of Film Acquisitions: How to Sell your project to Hollywood!" 

Learn the art of selling your project to studios, production and sales companies from the highly sought after experts from Hollywood who have 400 million or more in acquisitions for the top institutions in the entertainment business!

Our moderator will be Todd Clark, VP of TIVA.  POC for this workshop is Rodney Mitchell, TIVA Programming Chair.

Our West Hollywood/Beverly Hills California panelists include:


Monica Chuo - Media Content Consultant/Producer for YouTube and Disney Interactive, former VP of Worldwide Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Paramount Pictures, VP of Acquisitions, Artisan Entertainment and more

LinkedIN for Monica Chuo

Quinn Coleman, Music Writer/Producer, Film Acquisitions/Development Executive, Los Angeles Motion Picture Consultant and Music Producer, former Director of Acquisitions, Warner Bros Pictures, Consultant for 20th Century FOX, Strategic Advisor for NBC Universal and more

Twitter for Quinn Coleman
LinkedIN for Quinn Coleman             

Sponsors: Email Programming@TIVADC.org for opportunities!

Don't delay REGISTER NOW as there is limited seating and seats will go fast! First come, First served!  Food and non alcoholic beverages will served so come early as it's back to school time so you can gain that competitive edge for winning that next film contract!

American University Students:
Bring your student ID to check in on September 1!

Networking/food and drink will begin at 6:30, and the panel discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be a short Q&A afterward.

Where: American University's Mary Graydon Conference Center, Room V near 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC, 20016; Google directions can be found here.

When: Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m.

Parking: The closest parking lot to the School of communication is in the SIS Building, located on the corner of Nebraska Ave and New Mexico Ave. Additional parking information available here. Print this MAP to aid in finding and parking in the SIS parking lot AFTER 5 PM for free parking for the event!


Parking is FREE after 5PM so arrive so you can park for free if driving. I would park at the SIS building where the RED P is located. It’s both a Permit parking only or Pay as You Go parking space.

Larger PDF version of the parking map is here.

AU Campus Parking

Date: 1 September 2016

Place: Mary Graydon Conference BuildingConference Room V (left rear corner when enter building from main entrance)

Time: 6:30PM is start of networking/food social time before show time of 7/7:15PM

Address: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Google Maps link

See #14 on the map below

If coming via Washington Metro Rail System, PDF color map is here.

Nearest American University stop is Tenleytown - AU on the RED LINE traveling in the direction of SHADY GROVEmetro stop.

TIVA-DC’s Event Pricing 
$5 discount is available up until
1 full day before the day of the event.
 Registering online

$10 for TIVA members | $20 for non-members

 At the door
$15 for TIVA members | $25 for non-members
(All registrations are nonrefundable.)

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