Yen to Speak at SXSW Festival 2023

Manatt Entertainment Partner Sophia Yen will speak in a panel session titled “Funding Your Indie Film: From Short to Feature” at SXSW 2023 in Austin, Texas, on March 11, 2023.

The panel will provide a diverse range of perspectives on the questions emerging indie filmmakers grapple with in identifying additional sources of capital. Special emphasis will be given to differences in cultural norms that inform filmmakers’ comfort levels in seeking out funding and how it is imperative that both producers and financiers take into account these differences to bring about a more equitable distribution of funds across the independent film landscape.

In addition to speaking on the panel, Sophia will be participating as a mentor in a Mentor Session on March 13. Mentor Sessions provide a unique opportunity for registrants to schedule one-on-one conversations with industry professionals to receive advice and guidance in a particular field.

SXSW is an annual event that celebrates the convergence of the tech, film and music industries. SXSW is an essential destination for global professionals and invites attendees to participate in discovery, learning, professional development and networking with creatives from around the world.

To learn more and register, click here.



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