Joe Chianese and Dama Claire of EPFS represented EP at Sundance this year.

Joe moderated a panel titled, “State of the Slate-Films at Sundance 2017.” He spoke with filmmakers about making cost effective location decisions to achieve their visions, including whether production incentives could play a role in their films’ completion.

The panelists below (and pictured in the photo) are responsible for creating some of the most highly regarded and sought after movies at this year’s festival.
  • Ryland Aldrich is an independent producer of narrative and documentary films. His first feature, Enter the Dangerous Mind, premiered at SXSW in 2013. His most recent film, L.A. Times, is premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

  • Lee Clay is an independent film producer, producing the films Beautiful Boy, 96 Minutes, Demonic, Standoff, and this year’s Sundance selection Rememory, starring Peter Dinklage.

  • Daniel Bekerman is a Toronto-based producer with an extensive list of credits, including indie favorites The Witch, The Whistleblower, You Are Here, Bang Bang Baby, and this year’s Sundance selection, Rememory.

  • Brunson Green is an Academy Award nominated producer. He has produced Pretty Ugly People, A United Kingdom, The Help, as well as this year’s Sundance feature, Walking Out, starring Matt Bomer.

  • Shea Kammer is an accomplished Line Producer who has budgeted films for locations around the world, including Morocco, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia, and many others. This year, Shea is responsible for three of the most anticipated films at the Sundance Film Festival: Newness, The Yellow Birds, and To the Bone.

  • Jared Ian Goldman is the producer of two films in this year’s festival: Ingrid Goes West and Wilson. Beginning his career at Miramax Films before moving to GreeneStreet Films, Jared’s past producing credits include Little Boxes, The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, Solitary Man, and The Wackness.

  • Sally Jo Effenson began her career with Academy-award winning The Trip to Bountiful.  Her next film, Smoke Signals, was accepted in the competition section of the Sundance Film Festival ’98 where the picture was awarded the Filmmakers Trophy and the Audience Award. Sally Jo’s most recent film, Mudbound, is premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.