All Events to be held June 23-25, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505)

Franco Sama

Franco Sama

Independent feature film producer Franco Sama boasts a remarkable and extensive history in public speaking, public relations and a decade of independent film development, production and financing.

Sama has Executive Produced an impressive array of over twenty (20) independent feature films including most recently, “Guns, Girls and Gambling” starring Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, and Dane Cook which is quickly becoming a cult favorite. This film was released into theaters on December of 2012 and, in January 2013, acquired a worldwide distribution deal from Universal Pictures.

Other films Sama has produced include;  “Black Limousine” starring David Arquette, Vivica Fox, and Bijou Phillips, “Tooth and Nail” starring Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones, “The Penitent Man,” starring Lance Henriksen and Andrew Keegan and “Paid,” starring Corbin Bernsen and Tom Conti.

Sama also serves as Executive Producer on the recent film festival darling “Petunia” starring Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, and Academy Award winner Christine Lahti.

His shingle “Samaco Films” is currently producing a slate of several independent feature films, including “Fine Young Gentlemen,” Mama Don’t,” “Murderabilia,” and “Séance” all of which are expected to begin principle photography in 2015.

His two most recent releases include “The Livingston Gardner” starring James Kyson who plays the beloved “Ando” in the NBC television hit series “HEROES” and “3 Days in Havana” starring Gil Bellows which was shot entirely on location in Havana, Cuba.  Both films are being released in May 2015 by Samaco Films’ sister company, Synergetic Distribution.

All session(s) by Franco Sama

What Execs Want

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Academy 3

Film Financing Forum

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Academy 4

Film Finance & Distribution

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Academy 6

Private Consultations, Saturday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Academy 1