An article about the highlights from the first 2020 Ebert Symposium on the future of the movie industry.
Matt writes: On October 8th, our site's publisher Chaz Ebert joined Dr. Nate Kohn in moderating the first virtual panel for the 2020 Ebert Symposium. Entitled "The Film Industry in a Time of Change," the insightful conversation featured such distinguished panelists as Michael Barker, Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics; Neal Block, Head of Distribution and Marketing for Magnolia Pictures; Darrien Michele Gipson, Executive Director of SAGindie; Melissa Haizlip, director of "Mr. Soul!"; Malcolm D. Lee, director of "Girls Trip"; Mary Mazzio, director of "A Most Beautiful Thing"; Nina Shaw, founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano; and Christine Swanson, director of "The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel."
The first event in the 2020 Ebert Symposium series will explore the future of movies and television through virtual panel on Thursday, October 8th. Other events in the series exploring the evolving media landscape will take place Thursday, October 22nd; and Thursday, November 5th.
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