AEB Video Library

AEB at SXSW 2024: Elizabeth Avellán

Reasons to create in Texas

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Producer and Co-owner of Troublemaker Studios, Elizabeth Avellán (Spy Kids Franchise, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn). They talk about her experience over the years and why she continues to create films in Texas.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Zachary Levi

The Future of AI and Filmmaking

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Actor and Producer Zachary Levi (Shazam!, Chuck, Thor: The Dark World).

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Bill Vergos

Insights for Independent Film Distribution

Chris Debiec (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Bill Vergos, Director of Digital Film Distribution at Freestyle.

Bill and Chris discuss their thoughts on the state of independent film distribution in the landscape of the digital world.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Buddy Quaid

Creating in Texas

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with long time actor and producer, Buddy Quaid. He shares some of his journey and the current projects he's working on in Texas.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Chris Debiec

Building Relationships in the entertainment industry

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Chris Debiec (former producer for James Cameron) on building a strong community that fosters long term collaboration.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Kayvan Mashayekh

Producing Internationally

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Kayvan Mashayekh (founder of Producers Without Borders) on navigating productions on an international level.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Nina Ameri

Advice from a legal perspective

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Entertainment Attorney Nina Ameri about how to really get started before you start your next project.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Natasha Davison

A thriving Texas

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Producer Natasha Davison about the many projects she is leading and why Texas is a fantastic place to create in the entertainment industry. 

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Tara Pirnia

Hiring Texas Talent

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Producer and Director Tara Pirnia. Tara talks about the wealth of Texas based talent she has been able to employ in her films.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Nikki Pesusich

Marketing & PR strategies

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Nikki Pesusich, a leader in PR and marketing for the entertainment. She gives advice on how to strategize the marketing your projects.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Stephanie Drapeau 

Acting based in Texas

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with actress Stephanie Drapeau. They talk about the love of film and entertainment and her longevity in the industry.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Kelly Thompson

Women in Film

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with producer Kelly Thompson about the Women in Film organization and how it fosters the film community throughout the State of Texas.

 

AEB at SXSW 2024: Jennifer Branch and Carla Pendergraft

Collaborating with city government

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Waco Economic Development Manager Kelly Branch and Assistant Director of Waco Tourism Carla Pendergraft. They share insights on the importance of working with municipalities for your project.

 

AEB at Sundance 2024: Lindsay Hadley

Creating Value for your Film Investors

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Executive and Fundraiser Lindsay Hadley. 

  • Raised more than $40 million for her clients and has leveraged $Billions for causes through her campaigns and events
  • ¬†Launched FilmRaise partnered with some of the top world NGOs (The Nelson Mandela Foundation & The Malala Fund)
  • ¬†Selected as a winner in Utah Business magazine‚Äôs 205, 40 under 40 Awards
 

AEB at Sundance 2024: Keoni TeTawa Bowthorpe

Documentary Filmmaking

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Award-winning Director Keoni TeTawa Bowthorpe. 

  • ¬†Keoni‚Äôs film ‚ÄúSaving Jaws‚ÄĚ- Best Documentary & Best Cinematography on various platforms including Cannes International Film Festival¬†
  • ¬†Awarded the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Hero Medal after fighting an attacking shark off a fellow surfer & paddling the injured man to shore on his back.
 

AEB at Sundance2024: Kat Sparks

What Makes a Great Script?

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Writer and Director Kat Sparks as she gives advice on what makes a great script.

  • Private consulting with writers associated with:

 Hallmark Channel

 Network Television

 BBC

Roundabout Theatre in NY (that's a big deal in theatre world)

And university drama professors across the U.S.

  • ¬†Director on 3 films filming 2023- 2024
 

AEB at Sundance 2024: Nina Ameri

Who to Partner With?  

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Entertainment Attorney Nina Ameri who gives advice on finding your tribe. 

  • Represents award-winning independent filmmakers
  • Over 20 years experience in entertainment & intellectual property transactions
  • Creative lawyer for creative folks breaking down legal concepts in bite size pieces
 

AEB at Sundance 2024: Heather Mason

Show me the Money!

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Founder & CEO of Caspian Agency Heather Mason about the innovative ways of independent film funding. 

  • Caspian Agency brings strategic discipline to high-level gatherings for such companies as Hewlett Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Omidyar Network, as well as the Skoll World
  • Created the Caspian 10 Essentials, which is an online course, offering event professionals a way to get more power, money and respect
  • MC and keynote speaker for corporate clients, and an instructor in the Masters Hospitality program at San Diego State
 

AEB at Sundance: Regina Kline

Disability Solutions in Entertainment. 

Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) leads a discussion with Investor + Entrepreneur + Civil Rights Attorney Regina Kline about her first impact venture fund dedicated to closing the disability wealth gap.

  • Founder of Enable Ventures, first impact venture fund dedicated to closing the disability wealth gap.
  • Has led investments in companies that are catalyzing changes in the creative economy and film industry to make it more inclusive.
  • Founder of SmartJob, an impact consultant, global ecosystem builder, and early-stage scout for the disability tech sector.
 

Future of Entertainment Industry: Stay Ahead with AI

Join industry leaders Robert Hansen (Host of RSnake Show) and Jennifer Hutchins (TV & Film Producer) as they discuss how to navigate the changing landscape, harness AI for profitability, and understand the capabilities of ChatGPT. We'll also delve into intellectual property rights, AI-driven script writing challenges, and data security.

 

WGA & SAG Strike- How this Affects You

Producer/ Moderator Chris Debiec leads a conversation on the WGA & SAG strike. Find out where we are at with the strike and how this will affect current projects, future projects and the entertainment business as a whole.