Guest Speakers

March 23

John Sloss is the founder of Cinetic Media and a co-founder of FilmBuff. He is the founder of and a partner in the entertainment law firm Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP.  He recently co-founded Producers Distribution Agency, the theatrical distributor of Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The Way and Brooklyn Castle.

Through Cinetic Media, Sloss has facilitated the sale and/or financing of well over 300 films including Before Midnight, Prince Avalanche, Toy's House, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The House I Live In, Safety Not Guaranteed, Friends With Kids, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Red State, The Kids Are All Right, Precious, Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, I'm Not There and Sundance Film Festival hits Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, and Super Size Me.  Sloss has executive produced over 60 films including Before Midnight, Bernie and the Academy Award®-winning The Fog of War and Boys Don't Cry. His law clients include Killer Films, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Bob Dylan, John Hamburg, Justin Lin, Jake Kasdan, the Isle of Man's CinemaNX and Big Beach Films.

Prior to founding Sloss Law Office in 1993, Sloss was a partner at the international law firm Morrison & Foerster. Sloss received his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Michigan. He lives in New York with his daughter Loulou and son Henry.