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October 6, 2010

NHFF Announces Panels for 10th Annual Festival!

40 Special Guests. Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment, Magnolia Releasing, Shorts International, Tribeca Film Fest and Rule Boston Camera Join Award-Winning Filmmakers and Producers!

Each year the New Hampshire Film Festival offers professional development and educational opportunities for filmmakers, screenwriters and interested film enthusiasts. NHFF prides itself on presenting several topical workshops, panel discussions and engaging conversations that range from purely professional for the established filmmaker to all-encompassing for even the freshest of amateurs.

“For our tenth anniversary, we really pulled out all the stops. This lineup of panels and roster of great people participating in them is our most impressive to date,” said NHFF Co-Founder and Panel Director Dan Hannon. “I’d like to extend a huge thanks to these panelists and moderators for their time and passion they’re dedicating to NHFF, its attendees and filmmakers,” he added.

The 10th Annual NHFF 2010 Panels and Workshops

DISTRIBUTION & RELEASING IN THE 2010s
Moderated by Erin Trahan, Film Journalist, Travel Writer, Publisher of The Independent

Arianne Ayers, Director of Marketing & Publicity, Magnolia Releasing
Sharon Badal, Short Film Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival
Darren Goldberg, Producer, Atlantic Pictures
Josh Green, Vice President of Distribution, Emerging Pictures
Linda Olszewski, Co-Head of Global Acquisitions, Shorts International
Connie Rosemont, Executive Director, Red Rivers Theatres
Josh Thomashow, Director of Acquisitions, Starz Entertainment Group

TRENDS IN DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
Moderated by Jendra Jarnagin, Director of Photography

Marc Dole, Director/Producer, Hatchling Studios
Brant Fagan, Camera Operator
Afton Grant, Steadicam/Camera Operator
Mike Sutton, Senior Sales Executive, Rule/Boston Camera
Tom Talbot, Director of Technology, Rule/Boston Camera

FILMMAKER AWARENESS BUILDING
Moderated by Kerry O’Donnell, Associate Editor, NewEnglandFilm.com & The Independent

Nic Baisley, Host/Film Blogger, FilmSnobbery.com
Brian DeKoning, Communications Director, Vital Design
Amy Greenlaw, Co-Founder/President, FilmPop!
Leslie Poston, Co-Author, Twitter for Dummies
Corissa St. Laurent, Regional Development Director, Constant Contact

LANDSCAPE OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Moderated by Deb Barry, Director of Programming, New Hampshire Film Festival
Courtney Bent, Producer, “Shooting Beauty”
Chico Colvard, Director/Producer, “Family Affair”
Henry Corra, Director/Producer, “The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan”
Ami Horowitz, Director/Producer, “U.N. Me”
Beth Murphy, Director/Producer, “Beyond Belief”
Ron Wyman, Director/Producer, “Agadez: The Music & The Rebellion”

A CONVERSATION ON COMEDY IN FILM
Hosted by Rae Dawn Chong, Actress & Writer

Dan Carey, Producer, Touchy Feely Films
Juston McKinney, Actor/Comedian
Kris Meyer, Producer, Conundrum Entertainment
Brandt Sersen, Writer/Director
Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Writer/Director

FILMMAKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Moderated by Van McLeod, Commissioner, NH Dept. of Cultural Resources

Dan Carey, Producer, Touchy Feely Films
Mark Constance, Producer & Director, a713 Productions
Dan Hannon, NHFF Co-Founder, Writer/Director “The Pond”
Dana Biscotti Myskowski, Screenwriter, Professor
Matthew Newton, Director, NH Film & Television Office

In 2010, NHFF is enjoying a watershed year with support from international brands including underwriter Francis Ford Coppola Winery as well as Absolut Vodka and Stella Artois beer. The fest has also relocated festival headquarters to the newly built Marriott Residence Inn, added actress Rae Dawn Chong to the NHFF Board of Directors, and added two new VIP events to its already robust list of networking opportunities.

Tickets are moving faster than expected this year, so please be sure to buy yours early!  You can also enter to win free passes by visiting our site!

For a complete list of NHFF Films, click here!

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