Presented by Pabst Brewing Company and the Metropoulos Family
For Project Discovery Forum participants only.
The purpose of the Project Discovery Forum is to enhance development and production possibilities for filmmakers of Greek and Balkan descent, as well as international filmmakers who wish to make a film in Greece or with a Greek theme. The participants present their projects to a panel of six professionals who are active in the world of film development and production. The participants also have the opportunity to participate in pitch practice sessions as well as receive one-on-one screenplay feedback prior to the panel. The Aegean Award winner will be announced at the Orpheus Awards ceremony.
Jim Uhls, WGA, co-wrote FIGHT CLUB (1999), directed by David Fincher; JUMPER (2008), directed by Doug Limon; and the NBC television film, SEMPER FI (2001), produced by Steven Spielberg. His plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles.
Adam Sigel, WGA, is a writer, producer and content strategist working across multiple platforms. He has been hired as a speaker and film mentor by international organizations such as Nordisk Film and TV, Torino Film Lab, Power to the Pixel, Independent Filmmaker Project, Berlinale Talent Campus, Forum Brazil, and more.
Christos Gage, WGA, is an acclaimed writer of comic books, television, films, and video games. He has co-written episodes of television shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Numb3rs.
Spiro Skentos, WGA, is a story editor on NBC’s Grimm. He has served as a writer for The Drew Carey Show and The George Lopez Show. He is a graduate of NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program, and has completed the NHMC writing program.
Bill Taub is a screenwriter and a WGA and WGC member. He has written and produced pilots for Relic Hunter, Friday the 13th:The Series, Mission Genesis, The Odyssey, and Dark Shadows. He has also written pilots for NBC and Paramount. He teaches at UCLA Extension’s Writer’s Program.
Filmmaker: Aristotelis Maragkos
AND THE SNOW LAY AROUND
Filmmaker: Fay Efrosini Lellios
Filmmaker: Paolo Marinou-Blanco, WGA
ET IN ATHENA EGO
Filmmaker: Georgis Grigorakis
A EUROPEAN LOVE STORY
Filmmakers: Thouly Dosios, Maeve McQuillan
Filmmaker: Argyris Papadimitropoulos