Film Independent To Produce 2014 Sloan Film Summit

Love filmmaking and live in the Los Angeles area? Then the 2014 Sloan Film Summit is just for you! Featuring workshops, panels, and screenings, the Sloan Film Summit is the place to learn about some new up and coming films including James Marsh’s new movie The Theory of Everything.


Film Independent announced today that it is producing the 2014 Sloan Film Summit taking place November 14November 16 at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. The Summit, co-hosted by Film Independent and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will celebrate the thriving nationwide Sloan film program, bringing together 150 screenwriters, directors and producers, as well as representatives from leading film schools and film organizations, who work to bridge the gap between science and popular culture. To date, Sloan has awarded $4 million in direct grants to film students in support of over 500 projects. The Sloan Film program was launched in 1997 and forms part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s broader effort in Public Understanding of Science and Technology.


 The Sloan Film Summit will kick off on Friday, November 14 at 7:30 pm with a public screening of Academy Award-winning director James Marsh’s new movie The Theory of Everything, followed by a Q&A with the FocusFeatures film’s stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones and Professor of Physics David Kaplan. 

 On Saturday, November 15, the Summit will continue with a full day of private panels, workshops and networking sessions with esteemed scientists and industry professionals for all the Sloan supported filmmakers and organizations gathered in Los Angeles for this special event. Among the highlights will be presentations by four eminent scientists from the Science and Entertainment Exchange followed by four Sloan-winning artists responding with short, original pieces.

 On Sunday, November 16, the Summit will be open to the general public for a full day event titled “Science and The Art of Storytelling,” a celebration of Sloan-winning works that will include a Keynote by Sloan-supported playwright and screenwriter Beau Willimon (House of Cards, The Ides of March), a shorts program, staged readings and a sneak peek at soon to be released Sloan films Basmati Blues (starring Scott Bakula, Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland); The Man Who Knew Infinity (starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel); and Experimenter (starring Peter Sarsgaard, Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder and Kellan Lutz), featuring exclusive footage and a discussion with the films’ producers.

A limited number of seats to select events will be released to the public on a first come first serve basis. RSVP information will be available November 3 at

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Travis Grimm

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