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Tuesday, May 7 • 9:00am - 9:50am
What is your Tribe's Vibe? State of the Festival Industry

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Films, music, food, and art are the backbone of a culture. Festivals are cultural change agents. When executed thoughtfully, they create memories, reinforce beliefs, open minds and hearts in the communities they serve. Our experts tackle why festivals matter now more than ever and how to stay relevant in an ever changing landscape

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Gary Meyer

Publisher/Director, EatDrinkFilms
Gary Meyer started his first theater in the family barn in Napa when he was twelve-years-old. He had directed a monster movie there and wanted to show it on the set. This hayloft setting became The Above-the-Ground Theatre where over 250 classic, foreign and independent films were... Read More →

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Colleen Bailey

Executive Director, Monterey Jazz Festival
Now in its 62nd year, the Monterey Jazz Festival is the oldest, continuously running jazz festival in the world, and Colleen Bailey is the first woman to serve as its Executive Director, having joined the organization in 2014.  Colleen oversees the 3-day festival with nearly 40,000... Read More →
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Meira Blaustein

Co-Founder / Executive Director, Woodstock Film Festival
Film Festival Founder and Executive Director, as well as Film Consultant and Producer and Consultant on International Festivals and Events. Self starter visionary leader, passionate about the arts, community organizing and building of new enterprises that are creative, progressive... Read More →
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Andy Bernstein

Executive Director, HeadCount
After a nearly 15 year career in the sports business, I left to become the fulltime executive director of HeadCount, a non-profit organization I founded in 2004. HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to registering voters and inspiring participation in Democracy through... Read More →
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Ford Englerth

Owner/President, Redrock Entertainment Services
Mr. Englerth has over 29 years of experience in the entertainment industry, beginning his career in the professional music space during the late 1980’s. In 1991, Mr. Englerth established a boutique music management firm while simultaneously setting up a live event production firm... Read More →
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Danielle Madeira

VP Strategic Alliances, Another Planet Entertainment
As Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Another Planet Entertainment (APE), Danielle Madeira oversees the special events department at the company, establishes and fosters critical industry relations and partnerships, and leads all APE corporate accounts, including clients such... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
The Lodge at the Regency Center 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109