What would you do with $10,000? $50,000? $250,000? This panel sets out to answer those exact questions, asked and answered by the producers that have actually done it. Join us at this insightful panel on Maximizng Production Dollars! With Elizabeth Theiss, Jacquelyn Jamjoon and moderated by Jessica King.
Elizabeth Theiss is a film producer based in Chicago. Notable credits include feature films WHEN JEFF TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD (released in 2018 by Gunpowder & Sky and available on iTunes and all other VOD platforms), THE ALLEY CAT (winner of the Chicago Award at the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival), THE OTHER ONE, and the web series DAY 58, which she also co-wrote and co-directed. Additionally, she has worked on various television shows with networks including Netflix (the original series EASY), NBC and FOX.
Jacquelyn Jamjoom is a film and television producer, Jacquelyn has produced internationally renowned TV series’, feature films, music videos and commercial content for brands such as McDonalds, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks and Facebook. Jacquelyn also serves as contract producer and director for Tastemade, an award winning food and travel network for the digital age. Some of Jacquelyn’s most recent narrative work includes seasons 3 and 4 of the hit Middle Eastern TV series WaMahyaya, award winning and independently produced TV pilot Public Housing Unit, which is currently making its way through the festival circuit, and Hunting God, a feature film currently in post production. She is currently producing a slate of web series for Chicago Media Angels.
Jessica King is an award-winning independent filmmaker who’s written and directed over a dozen web series. Her most recent work includes F*ck Yes, a modern sex ed series focused on improving communication (and sex) between consenting adults (distributed by Seed&Spark) and the queer dance series Full Out, which can be found on OpenTV, a platform for art and television by queer, trans and cis-women and people of color. She speaks around the country on topics related to filmmaking, social media, and crowd-funding. Her book Social Media Charm School is used to teach the art of audience engagement at film festivals and universities around the world.