October 12, 2011
Free Live Webcast: NH Film Festival Industry Panels
The New Hampshire Film Festival is proud to present professional development and educational opportunities on relevant subjects pertinent to the current state of independent filmmaking.
Friday, October 14th 2011
10am-12pm: INDUSTRY MEET-UP WITH THE NH FILM & TV OFFICE
New Hampshire Film Festival attendees are invited to join in the discussion at this special edition of the Industry Meet-Up, which are presented quarterly by the New Hampshire Film & Television Office. As with the regular meet-ups, this gathering will provide filmmakers and members of the production industry with an opportunity to network with one another, with everyone having the chance to take a few minutes to introduce themselves and share information on their recent or upcoming endeavors (Yes, there is a time limit!) The meet-up will be moderated by Matthew Newton, director of the New Hampshire Film & Television Office, who will offer an update of what’s currently happening around the state. There will also be a networking session toward the end of the discussion at which attendees can make connections and talk further.
1pm-3pm: LAUNCHING A NEW HAMPSHIRE PRODUCTION COALITION
The New Hampshire Film & Television Office has played an instrumental role in promoting the state for all types of media production projects, as well as supporting New Hampshire’s production industry by working to build an infrastructure from the ground up. The foundation has been poured—and now, for our industry to strengthen and expand there must be an association of professionals that can work in tandem with the Film & Television Office and continue to advocate on behalf of our filmmakers, craftspeople and ancillary support businesses. The discussion will focus on what this group should be and what goals should be met, including a film tax credit to better compete with other states for production. This panel will feature some of the founding members of what will become the New Hampshire Production Coalition and attendees will have the opportunity to be heard and get involved as the Coalition takes shape over the next few months.
4pm-6pm: MOVING THE SCREENPLAY FORWARD INTO DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION
Join us for a lively panel discussion that examines the life of a screenplay. How do you move the printed pages from your computer screen to the big screen? Who helps in the successful navigation in that development? Should you do it yourself? What do you do when you’re not sure what the next step is? These and many more questions will be tackled by the panelists.
Saturday, October 15th 2011
11am-1pm: GOING FOR THE GREEN: FILM FINANCING AND PACKAGING
Join a group of independent producers and other industry players in a discussion about what takes to put a project together in a way that can attract financing. Whether you’re working on a studio film, an indie or a documentary, what’s needed to seal the deal these days? What are third party financiers looking for when vetting potential projects? What resources are out there for information and help?
4pm-6pm: LATEST TRENDS IN MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION
With the ups and downs of the economy and ever changing technology available to filmmakers and consumers, the motion picture industry has been morphing before our eyes. Join a conversation with a group of executives and gurus on the frontlines about the current state of marketing and distribution and what the future may hold.
Sunday, October 16th 2011
10:30am-12:30pm: LANDSCAPE OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Documentary films are receiving more and more attention each and every year. Funding, distribution and the desire to educate and enlighten using the documentary platform seem to still be on a steady rise. Join a group of filmmakers, advocates and public broadcasting professionals in a conversation about their experiences and their various perspectives on the current landscape of the documentary.
2:30pm-4:30pm: A CONVERSATION ON COMEDY
Join a motley crew of performers, writers, and directors currently working in the multi-faceted genre of comedy in a spirited conversation about getting funny onto the screen and the stage.