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Role of the Virtual Space

Paul Jun - FILMOCRACY

Paul is a serial entrepreneur and Los Angeles native. After graduating from UCSD, he served in the US Air Force as an intelligence officer. Upon completing his service commitment he earned his MBA from CSU Fullerton and went on to work for QED International and then Covert Media as a sales & acquisitions executive. In 2017 he was listed in Screen's 'Rising Stars' issue and is currently the Co-Founder/CEO of Filmocracy, a movie streaming service built to empower filmmakers to reach their audience. Paul is also Co-Founder/CTO of Social Bunny, a social media marketing agency that helps brands and influencers build their social media empires.


Jon Fitzgerald – IGEMSTV

iGEMS.tv Jon has twenty-five years of experience in the independent film, internet and film festival communities. As a filmmaker, he has produced a number of award winning documentaries; and as a consultant, he has guided many independent film projects through the maze of festivals and hybrid distribution models. As a co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival (1995), he led the event the next two seasons before being named the Festival Director for the prestigious AFI Film Festival in 1997. After running AFI Fest for three years (1997-1999), he created a consulting business, guiding the launch of numerous film festivals (Bahamas, Lone Star, Orlando), directing several others (Santa Barbara, Topanga and Abu Dhabi), and consulting to dozens more. In October of 2012, Jon authored his first book, entitled Filmmaking for Change: Make Films That Transform the World, published by industry leader Michael Wiese Productions, and in 2019, he founded iGEMS.tv as an internet guide to engaging movies and series.

Kerim Duran, Filmmaker/Technical & Film Consultant

Kerim Duran is a freelance Filmmaker/Technical & Film Consultant, specializing in Post-Production, Film Festivals, and Theatrical Presentations. He has been working professionally since 2001, as a Technical Consultant to Sony Pictures Classics since 2005 and A24 Films since 2012, focusing on Quality of Theatrical Presentations and Digital Cinemas Installations. And as Film Festival Technical Consultant/Director, Kerim has worked with AFI Fest, La Film Festival, Dances With Films, Screamfest, Bahamas Int’l Film Festival, and many others. He also produced Tribute shows for Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar and Guillermo Narravo.  Kerim holds a B.A. in Film & Digital Media from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Currently, he is the Production Director of the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, and in pre-production with a few Narrative Feature projects slated to be released in 2021. Kerim Duran currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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