LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -

WHAT: Academy Award-nominated director, renowned acting instructor and Openfilm Advisory Board member Mark Rydell is conducting a live online webcam chat to answer questions from independent filmmakers, film fans and actors, Thursday, July 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM (PDT). Mr. Rydell will offer expert advice on everything from acting tips to directing techniques to insider insight on the latest industry trends.

WHO: Mark Rydell has credits on both sides of the camera. An acclaimed director (The Rose, On Golden Pond, Even Money), he also has acted in numerous TV episodes and motion pictures and is an instructor at the famed Actors Studio for aspiring actors and directors.

Other members of the Advisory Board -- renowned actors and filmmakers Robert Duvall, Scott Caan and Openfilm Chariman James Caan -- will be hosting future Openfilm Live webcam chats, as well as providing feedback and distribution advice for short or feature films submitted to Openfilm's Get It Made competitions.

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2010
  4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Online at www.openfilm.com, www.livestream.com and www.ustream.TV

ABOUT OPENFILM: Openfilm is a technology company that is advancing the distribution of independent film. The company's online platform provides filmmakers with a variety of revenue sharing opportunities. Through Openfilm's software, films are presented in the highest quality available online. Openfilm's IP portfolio is being developed by exceptional team of engineers, many of whom hold PhDs. Led by an Advisory Board of established industry heavyweights, James Caan, Scott Caan, Robert Duvall and Mark Rydell, Openfilm will transform the way independent films are discovered, financed and distributed.

MEDIA CONTACT: To receive Openfilm Pro Account status and submit questions for the chat, or to speak to Mark Rydell after the chat at our Beverly Hills office location, please contact Lauren Lagarde, at 504.304.6792 or via e-mail at lauren@sparklebc.com.  

Contact Information:

Lauren Lagarde
Sparkle Beetle Communications