Oct. 5, 2018 — Moore Norman Technology Center will host a two-day Film Producers Conference from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the South Penn Campus in south Oklahoma City and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Franklin Road Campus in Norman. Conference registration is $59 with lunch included on the first day. To register click here.
The Film Producers Conference is meant for people who work in film or are interested in aspects of the film industry in Oklahoma. This year’s conference will focus on the film industry as a business, and will feature hands-on learning with some of Oklahoma's best-known names and top talent working in the industry.
MNTC Adult Development Coordinator Jacob Snovel said, "Attendees can learn how the unit production manager is a growing career need in Oklahoma as rebates and incentives attract more state-based projects. They’ll also explore pathways to more training and degrees within the film community.
“I know we have something for anyone wanting to become film investors, executive producers and for entrepreneurs who are ready to learn principles of creating a company for film; they can all find valuable takeaways from the sessions."
The conference topics touch on interest areas for those working in film and video production, sound design, special effects and production management. Conference speakers include Ryan Bellgardt, president and creative director of Boiling Point Media who will present “Talk Matching Funds and Playing Moneyball in Feature Films,” and actress, producer and director Melanie Sweeney Macintosh who will present “The Producer’s File Box: Paperwork & Personnel task Management Steps.” Additionally, Emmy Award-winning director Kyle Roberts will share “Create Opportunities With Big Companies Through Pitch Meetings & Networking Events."
More breakout topics include:
A full list of speakers and topics is available at mntc.edu/filmproducersconference.
Snovel said, “The goal of the event is to help those interested in film and video production to create or build their professional network. Conference attendees also have the benefit of choosing hands-on workshops specific to production work, business contracts, budgeting and fundraising.
“Those already in the industry can learn how to register with the Oklahoma Film Commission's crew guide.”
He said industry professionals can broaden their knowledge through various workshops on the second day with sessions focused on editing, special effects, sound design and with augmented or virtual reality (AR/VR). For specific questions about the conference call 405-801-5816.
For more information about MNTC visit mntc.edu or call 405-801-5000.
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