Thursday, March 13, 2008

Filmmaker Roundtable at Keene State College engages students, industry


The New Hampshire Film and Television Office held its quarterly filmmaker roundtable on the campus of Keene State College on March 5, 2008. Over sixty (60) Keene State film students and New Hampshire film industry members were in attendance. In addition to an update from the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, the discussion focused on how the state’s film industry could tap into the resources within film and video education programs around the state and how students can access the industry for internships, employment, and assistance with their own media arts projects. The conversation was held in the Mountain View Room of the L.P. Young Student Center at Keene State College and following a session where students could network with industry professionals, attendees were whisked over to the new Media Arts building for a quick tour of the facility. The Film Studies, Graphic Design, Communication, and Journalism Departments are now housed in the building renovated specifically to nourish creative interaction between these disciplines. Keene State College President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee welcomed the attendees and Film Department Chair Lawrence Benaquist said a few words about the film program at KSC before turning things over to Cultural Resources Commissioner Van McLeod and Film Office Specialist Matthew Newton. The blog for the KSC Film Studies program made mention of the roundtable and you can read about it at: http://keeneweb.org/filmstudies/.