Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Guest lecturers announced for workshops

[Here's the latest press release from our friends at the Digital Filmmaking Workshops.]

October 10, 2007 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Guest lecturers announced for Digital Filmmaking Workshop

Two-day seminar on “Producing, Marketing and Screening Your Independent Film” returns to the MCAM Studios in Manchester, NH on November 3-4, 2007.

RAYMOND, N.H. – The Digital Filmmaking Workshop has announced the guest lecturers for their upcoming two-day seminar on “Producing, Marketing and Screening Your Independent Film” which will take place during the weekend of November 3-4 2007 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) in the studios of Manchester Community Access Media, 540 Commercial St., Manchester, N.H.

The guest lecturers include Matthew Newton (Film Specialist for the New Hampshire Film and Television Office), Jeff Rapsis (Associate Publisher for HippoPress, the weekly arts and entertainment newspaper of Manchester, Nashua and Concord), Paul Durham (past Senior Counsel at Playboy TV International and current Entertainment Lawyer for Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green) and Julia Radochia (Actress in Bleached, Everybody Does It, and Old Man Dogs and also Writer-Director of award-winning short films such as Eddie's Winning Date, Jimmy's House of Hugs and I Just Want to Eat My Sandwich).

From the crew of Dangerous Crosswinds, Old Man Dogs and the upcoming Death & Glory the Digital Filmmaking Workshops have been created by Bill Millios of Back Lot Films & Marc Vadeboncoeur of Goodheart Media Services with a philosophy towards instructing students how they can achieve their goals with a ‘no-nonsense do-it-yourself’ approach.

“We’re very proud to again announce the lineup of guest speakers for this year’s workshop,” said Millios. “They are an exceptionally experienced and diverse group of media and film professionals who add yet another dimension to this already ambitious workshop”. Attendees will receive valuable insight into the creative, technical, and marketing strategies essential for filmmaking. Small class size, practical demonstrations, and a wide range of topics will give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and put it to immediate use. Testimonials from past workshops have been posted on the website.

In 2005 Dangerous Crosswinds screened in close to twenty locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, including the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H., Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, N.H. and the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. Commentators praised the film as an outstanding example of independent film made outside traditional cinema circles. awarded the film a four-star rating, New Hampshire Magazine called Dangerous Crosswinds “provocative – a film which explores the light and dark sides of human nature,” John Clayton of the New Hampshire Union Leader wrote that “this is honest and brave filmmaking,” while Mike Sullivan in the Portsmouth Herald described Dangerous Crosswinds as being “independent filmmaking in its purest form.”

Registration for the two-day seminar is $347. Seats for this popular workshop fill up fast, so be sure to register early (various discounted rates apply for early registration). Attendees will receive complimentary copies of the Digital Filmmaking Workshops Handbook, a DVD of Dangerous Crosswinds and the Discmakers Ultimate Guide to Releasing Your Film on DVD. For more information please call Marc Vadeboncoeur at Goodheart Media Services at 1-888-408-2365 or visit