Friday, February 24, 2012

filmmakers across_borders (Ted Hope)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Places are set, mics are ready.  Guests arrive Thursday.  Exciting.  See you soon.  Register NOW

Friday, February 10, 2012

One day film summit - February 24, 2012

filmmakers across_borders begins this February in San Antonio...

A one-day summit presented by the San Antonio Film Commission and hosted by Univision's Alfredo Lomeli, that leads directly into CineFestival en San Antonio film festival.  Enjoy the finest in Latino film from around the world this year at the week-long fest.  Now in its 34th edition
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, CineFestival 2012 for use of the historic Guadalupe Theater for filmmakers across_borders!

Friday Night Screening - "The Kid: Chamaco"

We've just confirmed the Friday night screening.  "The Kid: Chamaco", starring Martin Sheen, was produced in Mexico by Don Franken, Kirk Harris and Miguel Necoechea Jr.. Don Franken will be in attendance.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Registration is now open

You can now register to attend filmmakers across_borders.  Use our EventBrite site at

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Confirmed Guests

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed guests:
Ted Hope - Ted is an Academy Award nominated producer who has produced over 60 films.  Read his blog at IndieWire

Plutarco Haza - Plutarco along with Drew Mayer-Oakes, created the Filmmakers Across_Borders summit to explore cross cultural collaboration in independent cinema. As an actor, director and writer, his on-screen credits include "Bajo la Sal", "Las Aparicio" and "Hugo vs el Mar"

Jesse Borrego - Jesse  has made his mark both on television and features films, and now as the director of Cine Studio San Antonio

Victor Orozco - Victor is a producer and finance specialist in Mexico City

Don Franken - Don produced our Friday night film "The Kid: Chamaco" (with Martin Sheen) along with producer/actor/writer Kirk Harris, and is currently in post production on "The Sorrow"

Francisco Mendoza - Francisco serves as one of Televisa's interactive producers and most recently produced portions of "Dos Hogares" in San Antonio

Luis Garza - Luis currently serves as programmer for the Monterrey International Film Festival, and shoots film across the world.

** Also confirmed is Univision 41's Tu Estilo's co-host, Alfredo Lomeli to host the summit.  Welcome aboard Freddi!

Monday, January 2, 2012

All Schedules and Guests are UNCONFIRMED (unless otherwise posted)

Special Guests and Speakers

Amazing people are invited to participate from New York, LA, Texas and Mexico. Announcements coming soon!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Feb. 23rd
6:00 PM Opening Reception (Location: TBA)

Friday, Feb 24th
7-8:30 AM Breakfast Tacos/Guadalupe Theater

9:00 - 9:45 Opening Remarks (featured speaker)

10-10:30 Session One: Getting the most out of filmmakers across_borders - Collaboration Now & Then
- Historical Perspective
- Film Examples
- Actors/Writers/Directors/Producters
English and Spanish
Moderator: Luis Garza
Panelists: TBA

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11-12:30 PM Session Two: Writers - Collaborating on stories that ring true in two cultures (for TV and Features)
English and Spanish
Moderator: Pablo Veliz
Panelists: Plutarco Haza

12:30 - 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 - 3:30 Session Three: Directors in two cultures - Fusing the cultural styles of Latin American and American cinema.
English and Spanish
Moderator: TBA
Panelists: TBA

3:30 - 5:00 PM Session Four: Producers maximizing the appeal of two cultures - American expectations of film and TV versus Latin American expectations.
English and Spanish
Moderator: TBA
Panelists: Victor Orozco, Francisco Mendoza
5:00 - 7:00 Open Time for participants/Private reception for speakers and sponsors

7:00 - 10:00 PM Screening (TBA)

11:00 PM - 1:00 AM Closing Reception (Location TBA)