Author Events at Dolly’s During the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Author, Model & Agent William Squire
Saturday, 1/21 @ 2 – 3:30pm
Dolly’s welcomes back William Squire, model, speaker, agent, make-up artist and co-author of “The Models Workbook. Squire will be discussing what it takes to be in the business and how to be your best.
Author Louise Levison
Monday, 1/23 @ 11:30am – 1pm
Louise Levison, President of Business Strategies and a financial consultant in the film industry for 28 years, is the guru of film business plans. In her ultimate filmmaker’s guide, Levison gives you easy to use steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for a single feature film or a company/slate of films, including: comprehensive explanations for each of section of the plan, full financial section with text and tables, sample business plan, companion website with additional information for various chapters & detailed financial instructions.
Authors Debra Ann Pawlak & Cheryl du Bois
Monday, 1/23 @ 2 – 4pm
Join us to celebrate the new release of a historical novel based on Sarah Emma Edmonds, the screenplay adaptation of the book, “SECRET HERO,” first runner up in the Filmmatic screenplay competition for Historical. During America’s darkest hour, a real-life Civil War soldier, nurse, and spy emerged to wage war against the Rebels while keeping the ultimate secret—he was really a she.
Letters to My Grandchildren, The Sacred Balance & Salmon Forest
Author David Suzuki
Monday, 1/23 @ 4:30 – 6pm
David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science. He is the author of more than fifty books. Suzuki will speak about impending climate crisis at the Festival’s Power of Story Panel on 1/22, following the screening of An Inconvenient Sequel.
The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking
Author Dan Mirvish, Co-Founder of Slamdance Film Festival
Tuesday, 1/24 @ 2 – 3:30pm
A rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. Once labeled a “cheerful subversive” by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his unfiltered pragmatic approach to scriptwriting, casting, directing, producing, managing a crew, post-production, navigating the film festival circuit, distributing your film, dealing with piracy and building a career.
Author Miriam Horn
Tuesday, 1/24 @ 4 – 5pm
The original book, presented as a film (same title) in this year’s fest. A journey down the Mississippi River, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the stories of five representatives of this stewardship movement: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi riverman, a Louisiana shrimper and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring their work, family histories and the essential geographies they protect, Horn challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.
American Broadcast Journalist, Columnist, and Author Amy Goodman
Friday, 1/27 @ 1 – 2:30pm
Dolly’s is thrilled to welcome back the heroic Amy Goodman. Goodman has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers. Her latest one, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world. Before than, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, and Breaking the Sound Barrier, both written with Denis Moynihan, give voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power.