Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival


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Join Carlo Essagian as he discusses ways to put the odds in your favor for a successful shoot.

Topics covered will include:

  • Creating a winning environment on set
  • Producing with a vision (Clarity)
  • The Binder (What goes in it)
  • Preparing (The difference it makes)
  • Beyond Networking - Building the team
  • The unexpected surprises (having to adjust)
  • Respect and fun
  • Money well spent


With principle acting roles in almost every medium, including a live Comedy performance in Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Essagian also enjoys venturing behind the camera as producer/director/writer in the multi award winning short film, ‘Love Thongs’.

Originally from Montreal, Essagian is a pioneering producer of the ACTRA (Montreal) Co-op Member Initiated Production (MIP) with the short film, “Life of Smiley”. Essagian also produced and directed a Toronto Independent Production (TIP) short film, “Driver’s Test”, where he received an award as Director (Boston International Film Festival 2007) and distribution through Ouat Media.

A graduate from McGill University in Film and Communications,

Essagian is also a member of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists), UdA (Union des Artistes), CMPA (Canadian Media Producers Association), and ACCT (Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television).