Zac Reeder of Electric Entertainment joins the Board

Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that Zac Reeder, Head of Domestic Distribution at Electric Entertainment, has joined our Board.

Zac Reeder is a versatile entertainment executive currently working as Head of Domestic Distribution at Electric Entertainment. Prior to Electric, Zac was a Senior Manager in content acquisitions on the Global Features team at Netflix. He previously oversaw content strategy and acquisitions for Hallmark’s streaming subscription video on demand (SVOD) startup, Feeln. While at Feeln, Zac negotiated content deals with major studios such as Warner Bros, Sony, NBCU, Paramount, and MGM, along with numerous independent distributors and producers. His duties also included creative development of original productions as well as business development and partnerships.

Director Mike Flanagan joins the Board

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).

Producer Jonathan Stern joins the Board

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).

Producer/Director Dan Mirvish joins the Board

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.

Glen Reynolds joins the Board

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.

Deadlines Announced

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

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