Monday, November 30, 2009

Join us at Crossroads Entertainment and Arts Experience 2009

IMPA is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Crossroads Entertainment and Arts Experience on December 3rd and 4th in Des Moines. Crossroads will offer the Iowa Film Community an opportunity to network, learn and celebrate our accomplishments.  The two days will be packed full of seminars and showcases featuring the finest talent in music, film, theatre, art, food and beverage.

The focus of December 3 is Film and Theatre.  All events on December 3rd are FREE! Here are the events that are geared to our industry:

How Film is Made Workshop - 9 am @ 4th Street Theatre
Tom Whitus,  writer, director and producer, and George Maranville, editor, of “Sam Steele  and the Junior Detective Agency.” In their workshop, Mr. Whitus and Mr.  Maranville will share information on the Silverhills Pictures business model,  including financing, distribution and production.

Working in Film Roundtables - 11 am @ West End Architectural  Salvage
Multiple tables for you to rotate between and speak directly to film professionals about how to break into professional film.

“Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency” Screening - 3:30 pm  @ Des Moines Social Club
The Iowa premier of Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency. Starring Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210), M. Emmet  Walsh (Christmas with the Kranks), Jacob Hays (Disney's Really Short Report).   Featuring many high profile locations including DM Art Center,  Salisbury House, Meredith Corporation, DM Police Station.

Film and Theatre Showcase - 6 pm – 12 am @  Des Moines Social Club
6 pm  -  8 pm    Open Networking and Information Booths

  • Iowa Motion Picture Association
  • Iowa Film Commissions
  • 48-hour Film Project
  • Advocacy Station – Record your Iowa Film Story for IMPA’s YouTube channel and sign up to become a Film Industry District Leader, part of our grassroots efforts
  • Casting Room - Meet three professional casting directors; have your head shot and resume reviewed; and have a picture taken for the Iowa Casting Association files.

8 pm – 9 pm Iowa Film Presentation
Presentation that includes film trailers and industry stats and address by IMPA and DM Film Commission

9:30-10:00 pm    2009 48HFP Presentation
2009 participants took it up a  notch, proving the Iowa’s indie scene is thriving. Come enjoy a showcase of  films from 2009 and a look ahead to the 2010 event with Sam Tuomi, 48 Hour Film Project Producer.
Full details on the conference can be found at

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