Sundance 2017 Author Events

Author Events at Dolly’s During the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

SquireThe Model’s Workbook:
A Hollywood Agent’s 20 Step Guide to Launching Your Modeling Career

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.

Filmmaking in Action & Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers
Author Adam Leipzig
Sunday, 1/22 @ 2:30pm
filmmaking in action
Dolly’s welcomes back author Adam Leipzig with his new book, Filmmaking in Action, a one-stop resource. With storytelling and collaboration as core principles, industry insiders Leipzig (former President of National Geographic Films), and Barry Weiss (former head of animation at Sony Pictures), with Michael Goldman (prominent journalist and industry expert), guide students and filmmakers through the skills and the craft of video and filmmaking. With unparalleled access inside trackto the industry’s most accomplished and insightful professionals, budding filmmakers will learn techniques from the very best.
Leipzig also seeks to empower independent filmmakers in turning the tables on Hollywood — and get their movies made and seen. Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers is your roadmap to getting your movie made, seen, and distributed. With 11 Inside Tracks and 99 step-by-step tips, you’ll discover insider secrets, proven methods, and time-saving shortcuts – everything you need to approach financiers, actors, agents, and distributors like a savvy professional.

Filmmakers and Financing 8th EditionFilmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents 

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.

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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.

cover_hpRancher, Farmer, Fisherman

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.

Democracy Now!

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.

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