Show Low, Pinetop, Lakeside and the White Mountains of Arizona

Press & Media

Our official red carpet event will be Saturday October 19th from 6-7:30 pm

This will include any celebrities attending, some of the Turnover cast and producers, all invited guests, press. Dress to impress - we will line you up and make sure we will have signs for your cast attending. You will receive more information on this in August! It will be fun and you will have plenty of time to change for the Film maker's party at the Lions Den. There will be no screenings during this time. A second red carpet and step and repeat will be set up for audience members, please be so kind and take the time to take pictures with the public also!

Official Red Carpet

Jeffrey Cooper

Cut Entertainment Group


See workshop - Is my Movie Sellable?

Jeffrey Cooper is President & Owner of CUT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (CEG). Founded in 2003, CEG specializes in the production, distribution and sales representation of feature films and short films. For twenty-two years Mr. Cooper has worked in development, production, sales, and distribution for several motion picture companies including Roger Corman’s Concorde/New Horizon, Kopelson Entertainment, Universal Studios, and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. At CEG Mr. Cooper has been responsible for nearly one-hundred thirty-five feature film sales and has Produced four features distributed by studios or mini-majors, including Universal, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate and Showtime. Recent titles include 'Back Fork', starring AJ Cook and Josh Stewart, 'The Middle of X', starring Nicky Whelan, Colin Egglesfield, Sammi Hanratty and Jason Gray-Stanford, 'Alpha Wolf', starring Casper Van Dien and Patrick Muldoon, 'The Hollow', starring Jeff Fahey, William Sadler, and William Forsythe, 'Roommate Wanted', starring Alexa Vega, as well as 'All Things to All Men', starring Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell, Julian Sands and Toby Stephens. Other titles feature the talent of James Cromwell, Gary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Keith Carradine, Jane Seymour, Michael Imperioli, Rob Schneider, Rob Morrow, Janeane Garofalo, Natasha Lyonne, and Ethan Embry to name a few.  The inception of CEG came about as a result of Mr. Cooper's horror short CUT, which he wrote and directed upon graduating the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. CUT premiered in 2003 on Universal's Syfy Channel and USA Network where it aired on a special featuring ‘shocking short horror films’ hosted by horror legend Wes Craven. The short has since sold on DVD/Video in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and The Netherlands. Thus CEG was born as it began producing and representing features.

Mr. Cooper is also an adjunct professor, having developed and taught graduate / undergraduate film distribution courses at Chapman University Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, Woodbury University School of Media, Culture & Design, New York Film Academy (Universal Studios), Academy of Art University (San Francisco) and Boston University. He has also guest-lectured for the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Columbia College Hollywood, National University, and Art Institute of Portland. He served as a Workshop Lecturer and Jurist at the Prescott Film Festival, sponsored by Yavapai College, a Presenter and Panelist for a workshop at Lane Community College, a guest on ‘Studio A’- a 30 minute film colloquium television special at George Mason University (GMU), and an Intern Trainer where he supervises undergraduate student interns from the University of Arizona that participate in his production and distribution company.

Laney Croney

WME Theaters


Jon Bonnell


FOREIGN vs DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION
It's a crazy, mixed up world.  If you want to distribute your film in your home territory, you probably can.  It will cost you upfront costs and time, but you can.  You want the rest of the world to see the film?  Not as easy.  We'll cover some of the basics and will field as many questions as we can.  Jon will be here all weekend for acquisitions as well.
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Jon Bonnell has worked in entertainment since the 80's.  After a few decades in software development he jumped back in to the deep end.
He has worked in film and television distribution since 2008 and has been responsible for the distribution of  thousands of feature films and episodes of television, including such films as Henry's Crime (Keanu Reevers and James Caan), See You In September (Whoopee Goldberg, Estella Warren), Mayor Cupcake (Judd Nelson and Lea Thompson) and Leading Lady (Katie McGrath).

In addition, Jon is the Vice President of the Arizona Film and Media Coalition, the lobbying organization for the film and media industries in Arizona.



Accepted Film makers will be able to book appointments for their interviews soon.

Dalea, Alan and Jessica will assist you at the event and will keep things running smoothly. These will be scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Afternoon and will include Radio, Television, Magazines and more!

Octavio Serrano - reporter for Entertainment Magazine will be writing an article on the festival.

Yes, we will have distributors  aggregators , theater owners  present at the festival looking for movies to buy or represent. Some will be incognito until they approach you, some will make appointments through our media department to have you pitch your film to them. Please be prepared and bring all of your needed materials.  You may ship them ahead of time to the theater address. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any of these deals , nor do we take a "Cut". This is solely for you to be able to have your project in front of the industry people.  We will announce them  as soon as they are confirmed!

Rob Hephner - local celebrity, radio, video and online vlogger will be booking appointments for interviews. Please see Dalea or Alan to make an appointment during registration. Doc will also be doing live intervies duringthe red carpet event on Saturday!

Doc Skinner - local Production Company and Vlogger will be booking appointments for interviews. Please see

Dalea or Alan to make an appointment during registration. Doc will also be doing live intervies during

the red carpet event on Saturday!

Do you want a week long run at the Show Low or Pinetop Theater? How about at a 50/50 split? Well - pitch Lanny Croney one of the owners. We will schedule

​an appointment for you!

Cupid Hayes

15 minute Appointments  are available

Thur Oct 17th 5:15-5:45 (3)       Fri Oct 18th 3:00- 5:30 (11)

Sat Noon - 1:45 8 (8)        Sunday 1:15 to 4:00 (14)

Missing Channel Media Group

Book Individual appointments to talk to Cupid via Dalea or Alan at the festival.

 Cupid Hayes is Vice President of Business Development for MCMG (Missing Channel Media Group), a media distribution company in satellite, cable, linear, mobile, and OTT. In her role, she leads strategy, brand development, partnerships and international expansion. Cupid Hayes is a successful and well respected entertainment and technology entrepreneur and activist who has spent over a decade defining and redefining how content is created, distributed, and monetized. She advocates for the rights and protections of media creatives and served on the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Board of Directors as well as many committees. As an award-winning commercial casting director, her clients have included LEGO, Procter & Gamble, Western Union, and Famous Footwear. Cupid also directs clients on multi-platform strategy, the execution of branded content, and upfront activations.

A dedicated media disruptor and proud graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Cupid Hayes is a frequent speaker on media monetization and the influence of technology as a tool for diversity and empowerment