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
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.
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.
COMMISSIONER, NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
CHAIR, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA AND PUBLISHING GROUP, SHEEHAN PHINNEY BASS + GREEN PA
PRESIDENT, HHG PRODUCTIONS
FREELANCE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR FOR ENTERTAINMENT CONTRACTS, AFTRA/SAG
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.
DANA BISCOTTI MYSKOWSKI
PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER, PROFESSOR
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, CEO, TRANSMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS
PRODUCER, WRITER, DIRECTOR
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?
FOUNDER, NEWENGLANDFILM.COM, BOARD MEMBER, THE INDEPENDENT
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, FILMMAKERS COLLABORATIVE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FILMMAKERS COLLABORATIVE
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.
PRODUCER, FOUNDER, FILMMAKING STUFF
VICE PRESIDENT OF DISTRIBUTION, EMERGING PICTURES
FOUNDER, TRAILER PARK INC.
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING MANAGER, MAGNOLIA PICTURES
NON-THEATRICAL EXHIBITION COORDINATOR, OSCILLOSCOPE LABRATORIES
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.
FILMMAKER, INSTRUCTOR, MASSART
CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, NHPTV
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, “WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING”
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, “BEING ELMO”
CO-PRODUCER, “THE INTERRUPTERS”
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.
RAE DAWN CHONG
PERFORMER, DIRECTOR, WRITER
DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER