New Media Film Festival announces Warner Brothers Animation, Back Roads Entertainment & Sneak Preview Entertainment for Producers Panel & Pitching


If you looking to get your story out as well as take away wealth of information from media veterans then look no more because The 9th Annual New Media Film Festival® announces for the 1st time a Producers Panel & Pitching which would take place On Saturday June 16th 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm at the James Bridges Theater in Los Angeles CA.

Since the festivals inception, Honoring Stories worth Telling has been their mandate. What better way to inspire and empower than to have vetted producers and development executives share their wisdom, answer Questions from the audience and have an opportunity to pitch?

This exhilarating and unique event would allow the audience to pitch their best ideas, meet successful producers & learn what works, what doesn’t and why from them, Q & A after the panel.
Ticket buyers to the Producers Panel & Pitching will receive a personal email asking if they would like the free option to pitch. They will curate the pitching session from these responses (deadline for this free option is June 15th midnight.
Verbal and video pitches are accepted.

The Producers Panel & Pitching will have these industry legends;

Jonathan Cane – Head of Development – Back Roads Entertainment

​ Eric Calderon – Producer – Warner Brothers Animation

Steven J. Wolfe – Producer & President of Sneak Preview Entertainment

Roy Bodner (Moderator) – Producer

About The Media Veterans

Jonathan Cane is an unscripted development and production exec with 19 years of experience delivering immersive, fun and fresh content to a wide range of outlets. Prior to joining the Back Roads fold, he was VP of Development for BBC Worldwide Productions and Fremantle Media North America. He ushered original concepts into Fox, MTV, CW, Bravo, E!, GSN, Discovery, Oxygen, Style, Lifetime, VH1, National Geographic, TLC, We, Red Bull, and A&E. Jonathan got his start working at MTV News in 1998, and moved up through the MTV ranks where he ultimately served as showrunner for a diverse slate of shows; delivering a total of over 250 hours of aired content.


Eric Calderon has been in the animation business since 1994. He is currently working as a producer at Warner Bros. Animation on an upcoming full length animated film that will be released by Warner Home Entertainment. Prior to that, he acted as Show Runner, writer, and Executive Producer for Transformers: Combiner Wars & Titans Return for Machinima. He also Executive Produced an animated TV series co-production in collaboration with Fox Home Video USA and Fox Japan based on another major feature film franchise.

STEVEN J. WOLFE (Producer) is a seasoned film producer and President of Sneak Preview Entertainment, a production and talent management company he founded almost 25 years ago. Steven has produced a diverse range of films throughout his career including Golden Globe® Best Picture nominee 500 Days of Summer starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Our Family Wedding with Forest Whitaker and America Ferrara, David E. Talbert’s Baggage Claim, Phat Girlz starring Mo’Nique, A Dennis the Menace Christmas; Twin Falls Idaho and the Sundance Film Festival hit Relax, it’s Just Sex! Starring Jennifer Tilly, Lori Petty and Mitchell Anderson.

Wolfe recently produced a musical re-imagining of the 1983 classic, Valley Girl with Matt Smith for MGM as well as acclaimed writer-director Alan Rudolph’s Ray Meets Helen and writer-director Nnegest Likke’s Everything But a Man, which is currently winning awards on the festival circuit. His vast list of producing credits such diverse films Miss March, The Secret Lives of Dorks, Tollbooth, Fast Sofa, When Do We Eat?, Beautiful Loser, Civilization of Maxwell Bright, Hellbent, Circuit, The Clean & Narrow, Bird of Prey, Only You, Scorchers and My Mom’s a Werewolf.

Roy Bodner is a 25-year veteran in the production and marketing of feature films, television programming and awards shows. His corporate experience includes key management roles at Disney, at E! Entertainment Networks and at Peace Arch Entertainment. Most recently he produced the feature drama “Dance Baby, Dance” distributed by Indie Rights. Bodner is currently developing three feature films, including a documentary about wine; and two TV series including a unique cooking show and a behind-the-scenes series about baseball.

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