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Hudson Valley Film Industry Conference

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

12:30 to 7PM
Opening address at 1PM

Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Join Stockade Works, Dutchess Tourism, the Hudson Valley Film Commission and the Orange County NY Film Office for the Hudson Valley Film Industry Conference featuring a day of breakout sessions covering topics from casting, job training and film festivals to local economic development opportunities. 

Event admission is $25 with sponsorship opportunities available.
Tickets available through Dutchess Tourism at http://bit.ly/HVFIlmConference

Panelists at the Hudson Valley Film Industry Mixer in Kingston, May 2018.

Panelists at the Hudson Valley Film Industry Mixer in Kingston, May 2018.

Sessions + Panels include:

Crew Up! Jobs & Job Training in the Hudson Valley

Want to work in the industry and not sure where to start? Want to take your production skills the next level? Want to learn more about Stockade Works' vision for job creation and training? Join Beth Davenport, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Stockade Works for an intimate discussion about jobs and job growth for new and existing production professionals in the region.

Film Festivals and Why We Love Them

Film Festivals offer film-makers an opportunity to share their work with new audiences. Ever wonder what a film festival’s selection process looks like? Want to learn more about why film festivals are so important to the film industry? How about the economic development impact of a film festival? Come to this panel of film festival professionals sharing their knowledge, insights and advice.

Panelists Include: Meira Blaustein, Woodstock Film Festival; Terry Nelson, Beacon Independent Film Festival; Steffanie Finn, Winter Film Festival (New York, NY)

Filming in Your Community

Laurent Rejto, Hudson Valley Film Commission
The Hudson Valley Film Commission has successfully positioned the Hudson Valley as a prominent region for film and TV by working closely with producers, directors, location scouts and local communities, since 2000. Laurent will discuss the many benefits that film & TV production brings to the region including job creation and other economic opportunities. Other topics of conversation will include location needs, insurance, liability and permit info, as well as other related issues.

How Do Casting Companies Look For Talent Kit

Colbourn will host a Casting/Actor breakout session geared toward local actors, whether union or non-union, with a stellar panel of local casting professionals working across the Hudson Valley.

Panelists Include: Heidi Eklund of Hudson Valley Casting, Johanna Tacadena and Dana Lockhart of Breakthrough Casting, Amy Hastings of Amy Hastings Casting, and Denise Dunayer Simon, coach for young performers in film, on Broadway and in commercials and author of Parenting in the Spotlight.

New York State of Film: A Conversation

Meet the team from the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things productive re: producing in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more. Whether you’re a first time filmmaker wondering where to start or a veteran producer looking to catch up on the latest, this informal face-to-face Q&A is an invaluable opportunity to Meet Team NY and hear firsthand about all the great things New York State has to offer.

Panelists Include: Deputy Director Jerome Stoeffhaas, NYS Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development

Stepping Into the Future - Industry Trends & the Hudson Valley

Content production is ever evolving. Dive into current industry trends and look to the future of film, television, online content, gaming, virtual reality, and other new technologies. Learn about the changing landscape of entertainment from a worker’s perspective to ensure the future means good jobs for everyone.

Moderated by: Beth Davenport, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Stockade Works.
Panelists Include: William Horberg - Producer, Chair of Producers Guild of America East; Matteo Stanzani - Creative Director & Producer, multi-platform content for young audiences; Mary Stuart Masterson - Founder Stockade Works & Quality Pictures.

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