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  February 9, 2004

Seminar On Film-Making Set For February 12

A seminar on "How To Get Your Film Made," sponsored by the School of Business, is part of next week's fifth annual Director's View Film Festival co-sponsored by the business school.

The opening-day seminar, "How To Get Your Film Made," focuses on the business side of entertainment, presenting information on such topics as what to ask when a filmmaker comes calling for money; financing an independent film; and other major monetary concerns for actors, producers, directors, and other filmmakers. The seminar will take place at the Lockwood Mathews Mansion in Norwalk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 12, with breaks for participants to meet one-on-one with filmmakers working in production, casting, post-production, directing, and budgeting. The cost is $50.

The seminar is coordinated by Tim J. Dowding, associate professor and acting director of UConn's Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) in Stamford. Dowding also arranged for Robert Kesten, a producer and founder of the festival, to teach a new class this semester on the business of entertainment.

The seminar includes Dowding; Wendy Lambert, president & COO of the Palace Production Center; Danny Roth, casting director, The Casting House; director-producer Alex Klymko; producer Gil Holland; Christian Zak, technical director for Technicolor; and contracts expert Paul Fitzgerald, Screen Actors Guild.

The festival runs in the Stamford area from February 12 through February 16. For information and tickets, visit

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