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October 4, 2011

NHFF Announces 2011 Juries and 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.

2011 NHFF Panels

ALL PANELS AND WORKSHOPS AT THE RULE | BOSTON CAMERA HEADQUARTERS ON THE OLDE PORT PROPERTIES STAGE

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH


FRIDAY

INDUSTRY MEET-UP WITH THE NH FILM & TV OFFICE
10 am – 12 pm
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.

MODERATOR:

MATTHEW NEWTON
DIRECTOR, NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM AND TELEVISION OFFICE

LAUNCHING A NEW HAMPSHIRE PRODUCTION COALITION
1 pm – 3 pm
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.

MODERATOR:

VAN MCLEOD
COMMISSIONER, NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

PANELISTS:

MARK CONSTANCE
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR, A713PRODUCTION

PAUL DURHAM
CHAIR, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA AND PUBLISHING GROUP, SHEEHAN PHINNEY BASS + GREEN PA

DEBRA FRANCHI
PRESIDENT, HHG PRODUCTIONS

JESSICA MAHER
FREELANCE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR FOR ENTERTAINMENT CONTRACTS, AFTRA/SAG

JOE MAIELLA
VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & GLOBAL CREWING, MEDIA SERVICES

MOVING THE SCREENPLAY FORWARD INTO DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION
4 pm – 6 pm

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.

MODERATOR:

DANA BISCOTTI MYSKOWSKI
PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER, PROFESSOR

PANELISTS:

BUZZ MCLAUGHLIN
PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER

MARTY SOLTYS
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, CEO, TRANSMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS

ROSS THOMAS
PRODUCER, WRITER, DIRECTOR

KEVIN O’MALLEY
SCREENWRITER


SATURDAY

GOING FOR THE GREEN: FILM FINANCING AND PACKAGING
11 am – 1 pm

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?

MODERATOR:

MICHELE MEEK
FOUNDER, NEWENGLANDFILM.COM, BOARD MEMBER, THE INDEPENDENT

PANELISTS:

LAURA AZEVEDO
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, FILMMAKERS COLLABORATIVE

CHASE BAILEY
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

DAN CAREY
PRODUCER

KATHRYN DIETZ
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FILMMAKERS COLLABORATIVE

CHRIS STINSON
PRODUCER, LINE PRODUCER

LATEST TRENDS IN MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION

4 pm – 6 pm

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.

MODERATOR:

AMY GREENLAW
FOUNDER, FILMPOP!

PANELISTS:

JASON BRUBAKER
PRODUCER, FOUNDER, FILMMAKING STUFF

JOSH GREEN
VICE PRESIDENT OF DISTRIBUTION, EMERGING PICTURES

TIM NETT
FOUNDER, TRAILER PARK INC.

DANA VLADIMIR
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING MANAGER, MAGNOLIA PICTURES

JACOB WOLTERS
NON-THEATRICAL EXHIBITION COORDINATOR, OSCILLOSCOPE LABRATORIES


SUNDAY

LANDSCAPE OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
10:30 am – 11:30 pm

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.

MODERATOR:

DAVID TAMES
FILMMAKER, INSTRUCTOR, MASSART

PANELISTS:

MICHAEL BARNETT
DIRECTOR, “SUPERHEROES”

DAWN DEANGELIS
CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, NHPTV

WHITNEY DOW
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, “WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING”

JAMES MILLER
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, “BEING ELMO”

ZAK PIPER
CO-PRODUCER, “THE INTERRUPTERS”

SUSAN WALSH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY

A CONVERSATION ON COMEDY
2 pm – 4 pm

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.

HOST:

RAE DAWN CHONG
ACTRESS, WRITER

FEATURING:


TOMMY CHONG
PERFORMER, DIRECTOR, WRITER

ADAM JONES
DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER

JUSTON MCKINNEY
COMEDIAN

JIMMY TINGLE
SOCIAL/POLITICAL HUMORIST

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