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Panel Industry Professionals

On the 25th of September the Septimius Awards organizes panel discussions. This year 6 Oscar Winners will be attending the panel. The director of House of the Dragon, the producers of The Woman King and director of All Quiet on the Western Front. The panel will also have Q&A’s where the public is given the opportunity to ask the panelists questions.

Septimius Panel Discussions: 25th of September Monday 14:00-18:00
Location: ITA Theater – Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam

The main topic: How to stimulate more collaboration, talent & diversity in the film and television industry?

The panel explores a number of sub-themes during the panel discussions:

1. AI and the rights and protections of writers, filmmakers and producers?
2. Who are the most important players in the Netherlands, Asia, America and Africa that offer a platform and financing?
3. How can we increase cooperation and collaboration between countries?
4. What are the major hurdles and solutions for talent or diversity?
5. Incentives and platforms for new talent?Panel Program 25 September:

14:00-15:00 Food & Drink & Network (food & drinks for all guests)
15:00-17:00 Panel Discussions
17:00-18:00 Food & Drink & Network (food & drinks for all guests)

Panelist: Jenny Beavan
3x Oscar Winner Jenny Beavan, OBE is an English costume designer. She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design twelve times, winning three for A Room With A View, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Cruella.

Panelist: San Fu Maltha
San Fu Maltha is a Dutch film producer and film distributor. He founded the production company Fu Works and he co-founded film distributor A-Film. He produced Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book.

Panelist: David Parfitt
David Parfitt is an Oscar winning film producer and co-founder of Trademark Films. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 71st Academy Awards for Shakespeare in Love. He also won a BAFTA.

Panelist: Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley is an Oscar winning music composer, best known for his film and television scores. She first became known for the music for The Crying Game (1992), American History X (1998) and The Full Monty (1997). Anne Dudley also received multiple BAFTAs nomiations.

Panelist: Alejandro Monteverde
Alejandro Monteverde is an award winning Mexican film director. He directed the film Sound of Freedom, which has grossed over 200 million in the global box office. 

Panelist: Stephen Warbeck
Stephen Warbeck is an Oscar-winning music composer, best known for his film and television scores. He first became known for the music for Prime Suspect and won an Oscar for his score for Shakespeare in Love. He also won a BAFTA

Panelist: Ray Blinker
Ray Blinker is a film producer and the founder of Tulsa Studios. Tulsa Studios is a production company that specialized in feature films. Ray is also director and the founder of the DirectorsRoundTable and the Smart Zwart Collective.

Panelist: Jelani Isaacs
Jelani Isaacs is the chief executive producer of New Ams. New Ams is an international film production company based in Amsterdam that specializes in theatrical releases.

Panelist: Ashar Medina
Ashar Medina is a screenwriter, director and creative producer. He wrote award winning films and series, including cultural phenomenon Mocro Maffia, and is the founder of Saturnino & Kongo Productions.

Panelist: Claudio Montesano Casillas
Claudio Montesano Casillas New Producers Academy was founded.  The NPA Fellowship Program is for emerging producers from underrepresented communities who want to tell their own story.

Panelist: Cyriel Guds
Cyriel Guds is a Dutch actor and filmmaker. Together with Huub Stapel, he played the leading role in the Dutch theater adaptation of the French film Intouchables and made his cinema debut in Suriname. He is also the creator of the feature film Loverboy

Panelist: George O Janssen
George O Janssen is a music executive and CMBO at Black Music Appreciation Month EU. George has worked with internal brands such as MTV and has extensive knowledge music, artist and producers rights.