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Now at Raindance
Saturday Sept. 6th, 2 pm
Join Raindance @tiff Industry Conference Panel:

Disruptive Ways to Invest Profitably in Independent Film Moderated by Adam Leipzig, CEO Entertainment Media Partners, publisher @CulturalWeekly, former President of National Geographic Films and former Senior VP at Disney. Adam’s films have generated over $2 billion in revenue on $300 mil production spending.

 

Members get on the guest list to join Adam and a dynamic panel...read more

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Raindance members get VIP access to our 5th annual tiff party, hosted by Adam Leipzig.

This is your tiff landing pad for independents, executives, and party people who want to network – while you unbutton and have fun.

S.E.T. nightclub on King

Mon Sept 8th, from 7 pm. read more

 

What’s new this month in Membership?

  • IMDB PRO
  • FINAL DRAFT 9
  • Crowdfunding Support through Indiegogo
  • Adam Leizig’s Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers
  • And more…

Join today!

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