Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

11:00 AM - Noon

ThinkTank I: The Director's Room

What Makes The Web Viable? Funding, Producing and Distributing Original Content

Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

Michael Grover, founder, Siteroll and Human80

Rob H. Aft, President of Compliance Consulting LLC

Eric Mofford, Producer/Director, Unconventional Media

Kim Williams, Writer/ Producer, inkSpot Entertainment

Rob H. Aft is President of Compliance Consulting LLC, a Los Angeles based media finance and distribution consultancy currently serving a variety of clients including banks, law firms, producers, distributors, directors and talent guilds in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Mr. Aft headed distribution and sales at a number of independent film companies and recently executive produced Sony's You Got Served: Beat the World. Mr. Aft served seven terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Film and TV Alliance (IFTA). He has taught film business courses at USC, UCLA Extension and Loyola Marymount University. Mr. Aft's interactions with filmmakers and industry professionals at World Intellectual Property Organization Workshops on Copyright for Film Professionals in Nigeria, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, Indonesia, Jamaica and Mexico were the inspiration for his most recent book, From Script to Screen: The Importance of Copyright in the Distribution of Films published by WIPO.


Christopher Kenneally is Director, Business Development, for the non-profit Copyright Clearance Center, a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. As a freelance journalist, Kenneally for the New York Times, Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times as well as National Public Radio and WGBH-TV (PBS-Boston).

Eric Mofford, Producer/Director, Unconventional Media : Eric Mofford has been involved in over 100 film, television and on-line productions and numerous music videos/commercials. In network and cable television, Eric worked for 25 years as an Assistant Director and/or Production Manager, including on the EMMY award-winning “24,” as well as “Clockwatchers,” “Kalifornia,” and “Daughters of the Dust.” Now mostly producing and directing, his recent credits include an online project for Lexus/ and the feature documentary "Sunshine Superman" on BASE jumping distributed by Magnolia Pictures/Universal. Mofford also mentors upcoming filmmakers through