Film & Entertainment Summit

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Top Hollywood entertainment professionals, distributors, filmmakers, and executives are coming for the NRB Film & Entertainment Summit to give you their secrets to successful filmmaking, marketing, and much more.

Session topics include acting, script writing, directing, producing, distribution, marketing, and social media. And if you’re someone with a story, script, or even a finished product, come one day earlier and pitch your project at the Pitch-a-thon (February 28, 2017). Last year, one of Hollywood’s top producers (whose movies have grossed more than $3 billion at the box office) optioned a script at the Pitch-a-thon.


Robert “Robby” Baehr

Chief Operating Officer | MOVIEGUIDE®

Ted Baehr

Publisher | MOVIEGUIDE®

Corbin Bernsen


Lionel Chetwynd

Screenwriter, Motion Picture and Television Film Director, and Producer

Catherine Clinch

Writer, Producer, Consultant | CS Publications

DeVon Franklin

President/CEO | Franklin Entertainment

Greg Gudorf

CEO | PureFlix Digital

Sam Haskell, III

Former Worldwide Head of Television for WMA, Author, Philanthropist

Dave Johnson

Director & Producer | Salt Entertainment Group

Gerald R. Molen

Film Producer

Thomas H. Vidal

Partner | Pryor Cashman’s Litigation, Media + Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Technology Groups

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

7:00pm-7:40pm How to Pitch Your Story (All Pitch-a-thon participants must attend)
Speaker: Catherine Clinch, Writer, Producer & Consultant
7:45pm-9:30pm Pitch-a-thon

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

9:00am-9:35am Film Session #1 – Directing
Speaker: Dave Johnson, Director & Producer, Salt Entertainment Group
9:35am-10:10am Film Session #2 – Acting
Speaker: Corbin Bernsen, Actor
10:10am-10:45am Film Session #3 – Screenwriting
Speaker: Lionel Chetwynd, Screenwriter, Motion Picture and Television Film Director, and Producer
10:45am-11:20am Film Session #4 – Producing
Speaker: Gerald Molen, Film Producer
11:20am-11:55am Film Session #5 – Producing
Speaker: DeVon Franklin, President/CEO, Franklin Entertainment
1:00pm-1:35pm Film Session #6 – Legal
Speaker: Thomas H. Vidal, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
1:35pm-2:10pm Film Session #7 – Executive Production & Agent
Speaker: Sam Haskell, Author, Philanthropist, and former Worldwide Head of Television, WMA
2:10pm-2:40pm Film Session #8 – Social Media Marketing
Speaker: Robert “Robby” Baehr, Chief Operating Officer , MOVIEGUIDE®
2:40pm-3:25pm Film Session #9 – Distribution & Marketing Panel
Panel Participant: Michael Scott, Founding Partner, PureFlix Entertainment
Panel Participant: Greg Gudorf, CEO, PureFlix Digital
3:25pm-4:00pm Film Session #10
Speaker: Ted Baehr, Founder and Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE
7:00pm-9:00pm Worship Service
Speaker: Nick Hall, Founder and Chief Communicator, PULSE
Speaker: Tony Evans, Founder and Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Founder and President of The Urban Alternative
9:15pm-11:15pm Film Screening (TBD)

*Ticket purchase necessary

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