PGA – New York State Film & TV Tax Incentives

Posted: September 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – New York State Film & TV Tax Incentives

HSBC Bank, the NYS Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and the PGA invite you to:

Kick off the fall season by celebrating production in New York State & the NYS Tax Incentives!

Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on: Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30-8:30pm

HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
HSBA Tower, 11th Floor
452 Fifth Avenue @ 40th Street

Reservations Required. Members are encouraged to bring a qualified prospective member to this event.


PGA NMC with Steve Rosenbaum (Magnify.net)

Posted: September 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA NMC with Steve Rosenbaum (Magnify.net)

This coming year – 2009-2010 – marks our 5th season of NMC East programming, and we are very pleased to bring our membership and guests some of the leading digital media producers, executives, and industry gurus through our event series which, as always, is recorded and webcast for posterity by Scribe Media (www.scribemedia.org/pga).

Once again, we are very pleased to have the Core Club welcome us back for another season, and our first salon event is next Wednesday, September 30th, from 7:00-9:00 pm, at the Core Club.

Chris Pfaff will be interviewing filmmaker and Magnify.net founder and CEO Steve Rosenbaum (a PGA East member), who will discuss the latest trends regarding digital video aggregation, including his new iPhone app, Magnify Mobile.

The explosion of user-generated video content both professional and amateur has spawned a new generation of video archive and curation tools that offer a wide range of filters for producers and viewers alike.

The melding of editorial and filtering has created a new metric for how the public views news and actualities today, the most discussed piece of video may not be shot by a professional news crew, but produced and or captured by an amateur.

As the mainstream media races to catch up to the shifting video viewing habits of a voracious public appetite for video, companies ranging from Mediaite to Weather.com offer new ways to syndicate and cull video for a wide range of tastes and applications.

Steve Rosenbaum, a noted documentary filmmaker and CEO of New York based Magnify.net, will discuss the landscape for video curation, and talk about his company’s video publishing platform, which enables the integration of user generated video into company websites and provides tools for building video communities.

We hope to see you next week. Please bring a qualified PGA member as guest, if you an.

RSVP IS REQUIRED.

The first PGA New School panel event will be on Tuesday, November 10th (‘Open Source for Producers’).


NY Television Festival

Posted: September 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on NY Television Festival

The New York Television Festival is underway. Digital Day is September 23 and features panels with Generate’s Jordan Levin and MSN’s Reed Price, followed by other public events.

If you are a PGA NMC East member, you can attend these sessions.


PGA – Producing Powerful Sizzle Reels

Posted: September 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PGA – Producing Powerful Sizzle Reels

DEVELOPMENT INSIDER SERIES: PRODUCING POWERFUL SIZZLE REELS

One of the fastest ways to greenlight a series is with a compelling sizzle reel.

What does it take to create a sizzle reel?

What makes a sizzle reel stand out?

What are the pitfalls to avoid when producing a sizzle reel?

This DEVELOPMENT INSIDER SERIES: PRODUCING POWERFUL SIZZLE REELS workshop will screen reels submitted by successful production companies and PGA members. Interested PGA members are invited to submit in advance any finished reels or works in progress they would like to share with the group.

Producers who attend this event will leave with a strong understanding of the secrets that can make your reel sizzle.

PGA MEMBERS ONLY. RSVP REQUIRED.

October 3, 2009 at PGA Postworks Conference Room.


PGA – Docu-Soaps: The Making of a Hit

Posted: July 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on PGA – Docu-Soaps: The Making of a Hit

Docu-Soaps: The Making of a Hit

This panel of network and production company executives will share their insights, visions and experience in guiding producers to craft the most effective docu-soap pitches to match each network’s programming needs. We’ll cover what makes: compelling talent, a highly appealing format and strong pitchtape. The panel will screen successful pitch tapes/pilots and the network executives will share their specific programming agendas.

Panelists include:

NICOLE DEFUSCO, Sundance Channel

AMY INTRACASO-DAVIS, Oxygen

GEORGE MCTEAGUE, MTV

CHRIS PERERA, freelance Producer

JESSICA SHREEVE, truTV

Moderated by JIM ARNOFF and MAT TOMBERS

Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00pm sharp

Doors open at 6:30pm with reception

PGA members only


WHAT DO J.J. ABRAMS, PETER JACKSON, AND GEORGE LUCAS KNOW THAT YOU DON’T?

Posted: May 8th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on WHAT DO J.J. ABRAMS, PETER JACKSON, AND GEORGE LUCAS KNOW THAT YOU DON’T?

PGA – HARVESTING A GREEN CHANNEL IN THE MULTI-PLATFORM AGE

Posted: April 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on PGA – HARVESTING A GREEN CHANNEL IN THE MULTI-PLATFORM AGE

Producers Guild of America New Media Council East

Presents the 2008-2009 Panel and Salon Series

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 – 7:00-9:00 pm

HARVESTING A GREEN CHANNEL IN THE MULTI-PLATFORM AGE

A Conversation With Laura Michalchysyn, President and General Manager, Discovery Communication’s Planet Green

The urgencies represented by rapid climate change have created a veritable flood of media addressing solutions to the problems wrought by greenhouse-gas emissions. However, to date, only one major cable television network represents the growing eco-lifestyle community. Launched in June, 2008, Discovery Communication’s Planet Green delivers multi-platform content – ranging from expert tips on how to go green and online forums – from a 24-hour cable channel with more than 250 hours of original green lifestyle programming and the web sites PlanetGreen.com and TreeHugger.com.

Laura Michalchyshyn, who formerly led the growth of the Sundance Channel into an online powerhouse and a producer of original content, recently assumed the helm of Planet Green, the first and only channel dedicated to helping make our lives a little (or a lot) greener.

Laura Michalchyshyn, President and General Manager, Discovery Communications’ Planet Green

Laura Michalchyshyn is responsible for all aspects of the creative and business strategy for Planet Green, Discovery Communications’ multi-platform businesses including the 24-hour television network. As chief editorial executive, she manages the overall direction of the network, including programming, operations and content development, as well as interfacing with ad sales and affiliate sales to further develop the brand and its appeal to advertisers, operators and viewers.

Prior to Discovery, Michalchyshyn served as executive vice president and general manager of Sundance Channel where she was responsible for day-to-day operations, including program development, creative strategy scheduling and marketing both on- and off-channel.

Moderator: Kendall Allen, PGA NMC East Executive Committee Member; Founder, Influence Collective, LLC

A leading digital media and marketing executive, and a member of the PGA NMC East’s executive committee, Kendall has led online content development and campaigns since the web’s inception. She helped found Thrive, an AOL/Time Inc. joint online venture in the mid-‘90s, and held top positions at USWeb/CKS and EuroRSCG Circle, while based in San Francisco. Kendall was a founder of Fathom Online and a director at iCrossing. She recently built out the agency and creative studio at Incognito Digital and has gone on to establish her own business advising publishers and agencies in digital channel development – Influence Collective, LLC. Her career roster of clients includes Ask Jeeves, Chandon, Intel, Intuit, VOOM, American Express, Fairmont, Colgate-Palmolive, Bloomberg, Haier America, OKI, Fox, FX, Carolyn & Co. Media and ‘mktg.’

Wine and light refreshments will be served during a networking mixer prior to the programming.

The Core Club

66 E. 55th Street

Between Madison and Park Aves.

New York City

www.thecoreclub.com

Space is limited so a confirmed RSVP for this event is required.   Please email: rsvp@pga-ny.orgto RSVP. PGA members are encouraged to bring a qualified potential member as their guest.

Previous events from our 2005-2008 event series can be accessed in both webcast and podcast format at: http://www.scribemedia.org/pga


THE POWER OF ONLINE STORYTELLING

Posted: January 28th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on THE POWER OF ONLINE STORYTELLING

Producers Guild of America New Media Council East

in association with

Harmony Institute

Eugene Lang College,

The New School for Liberal Arts

Thursday, February 5, 2009 6:30-8:30 pm

THE POWER OF ONLINE STORYTELLING:

A Conversation Among Innovative Writers and Industry

Professionals Working Today on the Web

The web today is more than a repository for old t.v. shows, films, and user-generated content. Today’s new media professionals are developing original properties that are part of a new narrative structure for viewers: whether through transmedia storytelling – across multiple platforms – or through online “serials” that hone a dedicated web audience.

However, the story is integrated with the medium, the online storytelling trend is being shaped by a wide range of players, and many of the industry’s leading practitioners call New York City home. This panel, presented with the Screenwriters Colony and The New School, will look at where the original web creation and distribution market is headed.

Mary Feuer, writer ‘LonelyGirl15,’ ‘With the Angels’

Jeff Gomez, Starlight Runner, James Cameron’s ‘Avatar,’ Microsoft’s ‘Halo’

Kathleen Grace & Thom Woodley, writers, ‘The Burg,’ ‘The All-For-Nots’

Amy B. Harris, writer/producer, ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Puppy Love’

Dina Kaplan, co-founder, blip.tv

Moderator: Virginia Heffernan, columnist (‘The Medium’), The New York Times

Wine and light refreshments will be served during a networking mixer after the programming.

Wollman Hall

The New School

65 W. 11th Street, 5th Floor

(enter at 66 W. 12th Street)

Space is limited so a confirmed RSVP for this event is required.   Please email: rsvp@thepacificfoundation.org to request a seat. All RSVPs are for one person only. All RSVPs must be re-confirmed to be considered valid.

Event co-hosted by The Producers Guild of America, New Media Council, New York Chapter.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is the premier industry association for entertainment producing professionals.

For more up-to-date information on the PGA New Media Council East, visit the blog at http://pganmc.blogspot.com

For more information about the PGA New Media Council and to access a membership application, please visit:http://www.pganewmedia.org

For more information about the PGA and to access a membership application, please visit:http://www.producersguild.org

Previous events from our 2005-2008 event series can be accessed in both webcast and podcast format at:http://www.scribemedia.org/pga

For more information about ScribeStudio Productions, please visit: http://www.scribestudio.com.