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Saturday, November 12 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
KEYNOTE Panel: 'Can a Film Change the World?' @ Palladium

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Keynote Panel, Saturday, 1:00pm, Palladium Theater | Tickets $15 (click here)

Leveraging the Impact of Film - John Hoffman, Discovery Channel; BBC; Jeff Orlowski, Chasing Ice; Jon Bowermaster, After the Spill; Oliver Steeds, Nekton; moderated by Shari Sant Plummer, Code Blue, Mission Blue

Filmmakers often have lofty goals when they set out to make a documentary on a conservation issue, sometimes assuming that just shining a light on the subject is enough. But, what does it really take to get people to watch your film, and then take action to create change? Our panelists will discuss their different strategies for getting audiences to watch and respond to media in a way that can truly change the world.



Moderators
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Shari Sant Plummer

President, Code Blue Foundation
Shari Sant Plummer is President of Code Blue Charitable Foundation, Secretary/Trustee of the Summit Charitable Foundation, Vice President/Trustee of Seacology, Board Member of the Deep Search Foundation, Board Member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, member of the BLUE Ocean Film Festival Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Ocean Initiative Advisory Council, and WWF National Council and Marine Leadership Committee.An avid... Read More →

Speakers
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Jon Bowermaster

President, Oceans 8 Films
A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS. His websites and blogs (‘Notes from Sea Level,’ www.jonbowermaster.com) continue his reporting on the world’s coastlines and the people who live along them.Author of twelve books, he also writer, director and producer of twenty documentary films, most recently... Read More →
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John Hoffman

EVP Documentaries & Specials, Discovery Communications, LLC
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Oliver Steeds

Mission Director, Nekton
Oliver Steeds, Nekton Mission Director, Submersible PilotOliver is a ‘leading ocean explorer’ (Economist 2016), ‘part Captain Nemo, part Steve Zissou’ (Daily Telegraph, October 2016), founder of Nekton, responsible for developing Nekton's mission strategy, running operations at sea and piloting one of the submersibles. He is a critically acclaimed broadcast journalist, TV presenter and communications specialist... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Palladium Theater 235 5th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701