Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that director Mike Flanagan has joined the Board.
Mike Flanagan began his feature film career in 2000 with “Makebelieve” at the age of 21. His follow up, “Still Life” (2001) was an award winning digital feature shot in and around Baltimore. Flanagan then produced television programming for Discovery and ESPN in 2002, and in 2003 wrote and directed the award-winning feature film “Ghosts of Hamilton Street”. He wrote and directed the applauded indie horror film “Absentia,” which he credits with establishing his career. “Absentia” led to “Oculus” (2014) and “Before I Wake” (2015).
We are proud to announce that producer Jonathan Stern has joined the Board of Film Invasion L.A. Jonathan Stern is the founder of Abominable Pictures, a creator-driven comedy production company that develops and produces content for television, web and film. He is the Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of the television comedies Childrens Hospital (2008), NTSF:SD:SUV (2011), Newsreaders (2013), Garfunkel and Oates (2014), and You’re Whole (2012). In digital, Stern has executive produced Yahoo’s Burning Love (2012), Hulu’s The Hotwives of Orlando (2014), Wainy Days (2007), Horrible People (2008), and Beef (2014). He has produced numerous feature films including Oxygen (1999), Scotland, Pa. (2001), The Vagina Monologues (2002), Diggers (2006) and The Ten (2007).
Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that producer/director Dan Mirvish has joined the Board. A co-founder of the upstart Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an active director, screenwriter and producer. Labeled a “cheerful subversive” by The New York Times, and “Hollywood’s Bad Boy” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mirvish has been named as one of Variety’s Top 50 Creatives to Watch, as well as one of Film Festival Today’s Top 25 Most Influential People in Independent Film.
Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that casting director Shannon Makhanian has joined the board. Ms. Makhanian’s work The Brother’s Bloom, Mysterious Skin, and 97 other casting credits with more sure to come
Veteran producer/manager Glen Reynolds has joined the Film Invasion L.A. board.
Glen founded Circus Road Films in 2006 to provide strategic advisory services to independent filmmakers. Glen takes the lead in film sales and negotiation for Circus Road.
In addition to selling hundreds of titles, Glen has produced and executive produced several films, including “Conversations with Other Women” with Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter and “Night Train” with Danny Glover and Steve Zahn.
Prior to founding Circus Road, Glen was President of Fabrication Film and Head of Acquisitions for Curb Entertainment. Glen holds a JD from the University of Texas at Austin, a BA in English from New York University and is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
The deadlines for Film Invasion L.A. 2016 are as follows:
Open Date: January 1
Early Deadline ($40): May 26
Standard Deadline ($50): June 23
Late Deadline: ($60): July 14
Notification Date: August 4
Filmmakers learn if their films have been accepted to Film Invasion L.A. on this date.
Festival Dates: August 25 – September 1
See you there!