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I’ll be moderating a panel on the future of distribution and content creation here in NYC on November 6th, featuring a number of heavy-hitters at prominent film companies. The panel will be presented by our friends at ScreenCraft, in association with WGA East and Hello World. We’ve got an exclusive discount for NFS readers (note: we are not profiting on this event, and will be releasing some free video of it as well). Read on to find out where to watch the livestream UPDATE: the venue’s internet connection isn’t robust enough to host a livestream, but we will release video of the event later. Here are the details: More »

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conference-button_v3_alt3[UPDATE: the giveaway is complete, and the lucky winner is @JMoFilm!] I met my producer at an IFP event, and also I’m going to be at their Filmmaker Conference this year with my feature MANCHILD (which was previously selected for the Emerging Narrative program, and this year will be part of the international co-production market No Borders) — so obviously I’m a big believer in IFP’s programs. They’ll open the exciting Made in NY Media Center by IFP in October, but first up is Independent Film Week in New York, which is chock full of workshops, networking opportunities, readings, and pitches. If you’re not in NYC, this is a good reason to come, and we’re giving away the best pass to the Filmmaker Conference money can buy here on nofilmschool. More »

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Last year’s Vimeo Festival + Awards ceremony/party here in New York was a lot of fun, and this year’s looks to be no different. Voting for the best online videos took place across several categories, and the winners will be revealed in conjunction with a cornucopia of fun panels and presentations June 7-9. Want to go? Here’s how to get 25% off the 2-day all-access pass (which makes it just $40). If you’re in NYC this is a no-brainer! More »

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NAB, which is by all accounts the most important film/video tradeshow of the year, yesterday announced James Cameron as the keynote speaker (along with Avatar cinematographer Vince Pace). Not the keynote speaker: me. I will be at NAB with a press pass, however, trying to cover as much of the expo as possible. It will be my first time at NAB, and truth be told, I’m a bit overwhelmed — so I’m looking for any reader insights and suggestions. Also, if anyone wants a free pass to the exhibit floor, click the image below and use the code “EM44″: More »

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Whenever I get an email from a filmmaker moving to (or thinking about moving to) New York, I always make sure to impart the following advice: join IFP. There’s no better way to become part of the indie film scene in the Big Apple. IFP puts on a few conferences a year, and this Saturday is the Script to Screen Conference, which as you can guess focuses on issues for screenwriters (and writer/directors). I was a panelist at last year’s conference, and I learned a lot just by sitting in the audience for the other panelist’s presentations. This year’s guests include Mark Heyman (Black Swan) and Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man, Sleepers), and also includes a Pitch Workshop. More »

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This weekend’s Vimeo Festival + Awards has been jam-packed with screenings, panels, and workshops (you can follow the goings on with the Twitter hashtag #vimeofest). I’m just now breaking out the laptop, however, for the Ted Hope/Brian Newman panel Making it Happen. Here, then, are some notes from the panel. More »

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The first annual Vimeo Festival + Awards is almost here, and it looks like it’s going to be a heck of a good time. Taking place this weekend here in New York City (October 8th and 9th), the festival consists of talks, workshops, screenings, community meeting spaces, special events, and a big ol’ closing party. Tickets are currently on sale for $120 ($90 for students). Unless, of course, you’re a NoFilmSchool reader, in which case you have a chance to go to all these events free: More »

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This year’s PhotoCine EXPO wrapped up this week, and the west coast event has been well-covered (here are some roundups of the expo). I was polishing off a script all week, so I missed many of the new gadgets that debuted at the event; here, then, is a roundup of the myriad new DSLR tools demonstrated and announced at the expo. More »

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Independent Film Week kicks off in New York City this Sunday the 19th, and the main event of the week is the Independent Filmmaker Conference. It’s going to be a networking clusterlove, with reps from CAA, ICM, Kickstarter, Paramount, Sony Pictures Classics, Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, IFC, and festival programmers from Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam and more out and about. I’ll be there as part of the No Borders Project Forum with my transmedia project 3rd Rail, but I’m going to try to make it to as many panels as I can — of which there are 33 in all, covering the latest in need-to-know info for indies: More »