Monday, April 27th, 2015

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Special – Marina Vista Room - Webcasting Live from this Room

Packaging, Funding and Distributing: From Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Jane Fleming, Producer/Executive Producer, The Quest (TV), The Frozen Ground

Hayley Dickson, Vice President, Television Acquisitions & Development - Global Content at FremantleMedia International

Uri Fleming, Partner, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo

Craig Ross Jr., Director (NCIS, Bones, Blue Hill Ave)

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger, Moderator

beloved action superstar Jackie Chan. Most recently, Court Five had its ground-breaking television series The Quest on ABC.  Fleming and Ordesky are members of the Producers Guild of America. Ordesky is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a board member of the American Cinemateque. Fleming is a two-term president of Women In Film, whose purpose is to empower, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries. She continues to serve the organization as its President Emeritus.

 

Hayley Dickson, VP, Acquisitions & Development, Global Content, FremantleMedia International:  Hayley Dickson currently serves as the Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for the North American branch of FremantleMedia’s Global Content Group.  Her responsibilities include acquisition of both scripted and non-scripted content for international distribution, across both linear television and digital platforms.   She also manages first-look relationships and overall partnerships, as well as overseeing new business development.  Recent acquisitions include Project Runway: Under the Gunn, XOX, Betsey Johnson, The Sixties, Lindsay, Full Circle, Catching Hell, Real Girl’s Kitchen, The Art Of… In addition, she was responsible for signing a first-look deal with Hulu for international distribution rights for Hulu’s original programming – a first of its kind deal for an online video company.   She also manages a two-year output deal with the premiere US digital studio Vuguru, and most recently signed an overall partnership with Young Hollywood, one of the world’s largest producers of exclusive celebrity programming.  Prior to joining FremantleMedia in 2011, Hayley was the Manager of Acquisitions for Shine International where she established the Acquisitions Department and oversaw all new business initiatives.

 

Uri Fleming , partner, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo, LLP: Uri Fleming represents authors, actors, writers, directors, producers, production companies, studios and other entities in a wide variety of matters related to all facets in the development, production and distribution of motion pictures, television programs, new-media productions and other creative content.Mr. Fleming has worked on and closed some of the past decade’s biggest deals, such as the sale of DreamWorks SKG to Paramount Pictures and the subsequent sale of the DreamWorks library to Dune/Soros. Recently, led by Ken Kleinberg, and in tandem with literary agent Neil Blair, he represented J. K. Rowling in the comprehensive expansion of Ms. Rowling’s deal with Warner Bros. and, led by Bob Lange, Mr. Fleming represented Leslie Greif in ITV’s $30 million acquisition of Greif’s ThinkFactory Media, Inc. and continues to represent ThinkFactory Media, most recently in connection with a new, eight hour mini-series epic event “Texas Rising” featuring Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser and Ray Liotta, among the 100+ speaking parts. He also represents Intuitive Entertainment, Authentic Entertainment and 2C Media and other producers and companies in connection with a wide variety of scripted and unscripted television and online projects. He represented Chernin Entertainment in connection with the production of the groundbreaking social media program “Summer Break,” and has represented executives at Mark Burnett Productions/One Three Television and Discovery Communications. In addition, Mr. Fleming represents CDC International in connection with a multi-picture licensing deal with Disney for distribution of motion pictures in Latin America, and Content & Co. in the development and production of original branded content, such as “Clean Break” and “4 to 9ers,” across multiple platforms. Mr. Fleming was named a 2013 “Up Next” Dealmaker by Variety, and in 2011 was named a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers.

 

CRAIG ROSS JR., Director/Writer-Producer: NCIS, BONES, COLD CASE, and PRISON BREAK--these are just a few of the prime time television shows helmed by filmmaker Craig Ross Jr., a Boston, MA native and graduate from NYU's Tish School of the Arts. Craig is an award-winning director/writer known for such noir crime thrillers as BLUE HILL AVENUE (Lionsgate), THE MANNSFIELD 12 (BET), RIDE OR DIE (Sony) and MOTIVES (Sony). Craig's latest project, THE AFFAIR is a provocative indie drama shot on the iPhone 5 using only natural light. Craig is on the frontier of digital technology and plans to create the first feature film shot on a smartphone device solely using existing light that is capable of being projected onto a movie theater screen without loss of quality.

 

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger;  is able to combine his experience in legal, business, creative and international areas to help his clients make decisions not just from a legal standpoint, but also from a business and long-term perspective.  Clients include production/distribution companies, growing small to mid-sized companies, independent filmmakers, talent, writers, publishers, Internet/media businesses, and individuals.  Goldberger's background includes time spent as a lawyer in private practice, a senior media executive, an attorney with the U.S. House of Representatives, and an independent producer of television movies. From mid-2004 to early 2007, Goldberger functioned as an attorney, an independent producer, and a consultant to companies in the area of international and domestic television distribution.  He executive produced four movies, three of which premiered on Lifetime Television. For over twelve years through 2004, Goldberger held senior executive positions in the domestic and international television distribution and production arena.  He was the Executive Vice President of Carlton America, the U.S. office of Carlton Communications, a large UK-based international media company.  Over the 13 years in his position with Carlton America (and under its previous names), he helped manage, diversify and grow the company to where it became one of the leading independent distributors and producers of television movie programming.  Goldberger was responsible for Carlton’s developing relationships with and acquiring programming from many of the premier television movie producers.  He also headed the business affairs of the company and acted as the General Counsel, participated in international television markets and in product licensing to buyers worldwide, and was an executive producer or co-producer on seven television movies produced by Carlton America. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1990, Goldberger served as a legal counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the US House of Representatives.  He developed legislation on behalf of a Congressional Subcommittee, and advised Members of Congress on policy in areas of bankruptcy, entertainment and broadcast industries, antitrust, professional sports, and commercial matters.  Goldberger is also the co-author of Disability Law Compliance Manual, a legal treatise on the Americans With Disabilities Act published in 1991.  Goldberger served for two terms as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, is a past Chair of ATAS’ Sponsorship Committee, and is a long-standing member of the Television Academy Foundation's Education Committee.  He is also a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts-Los Angeles. Goldberger is a 1976 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979.

Jane Fleming, and Mark Ordesky:  New Line Cinema veterans Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky are founding partners in Court Five, a multi-platform media company that develops and converts diverse intellectual properties and brands into bold filmed entertainment. The studio output of the Court Five partners exceeds $4 billion in global box office, ranging from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Golden Compass and The Frozen Ground; Oscar, Golden Globe and Palme D’Or winners like Shine and Dancer In The Dark; and multiple films from