FIRST EVER MASSACHUSETTS MEDIA EXPO
Saturday, March 23rd 2013:
The Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) presents the first-of-its kind, industry-wide Massachusetts Media EXPO at WGBH Studios in Boston. The day-long event will feature 50 top industry exhibitors, a Keynote Panel of distinguished speakers, workshops and a premiere screening of “Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster”. A cocktail reception follows the film screening from 6:00 to 7 PM.
CID is a founding member of the MPC and will have a table at the EXPO. Please look us up!
Expo Hours 12:30 – 7:00 PM
Exhibition Hall (Calderwood Studio) 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Showcasing the most complete range of film and media companies in Massachusetts. Exhibitors will include the Commonwealth’s top production companies, post-production and VFX houses, production suppliers, innovative products and media support organizations.
Keynote Panel (Yawkey Theatre) 1:30 PM
Doug Trumbull Visual Effects and Immersive Media Pioneer
Dorothy Aufiero Producer: The Fighter
Todd Arnow UPM: Surrogates, Battleship, Furry Vengeance
Mark Kamine UPM: Silver Linings Playbook, Ted, Shutter Island
Moderated by: Lisa Strout, MA Film Office Director
Afternoon Workshops (Fraser Studio) 2:30 & 3:30 PM
A panel of casting experts, including the head of the Screen Actors Guild in Boston, Dona Sommers, and Angela Peri, the founder of Boston Casting, will demystify the process and provide valuable and insightful information about breaking into and staying in the business.
Screenwriter and director James Mottern will speak about his recently directed Boston crime drama God Only Knows, filmed on location in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with a star studded cast including: Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia), Harvey Keitel (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), and Toby Jones (Infamous, The Hunger Games).
Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster
Premiere Screening & Panel Discussion (Yawkey Theatre) 4:30 PM
Northern Light Productions presents a premiere screening of the MA produced documentary in advance of the national broadcast on Discovery ID this Spring. This exclusive showing will be followed by a Q&A session with the directors, author Dick Lehr (author of Black Mass: The Irish Mob), Discovery ID Executive Producer John Terp, and WBUR reporter David Boeri.
Cocktail Reception (Yawkey Atrium) 5:45 – 7:00 PM
Media Café (Yawkey Atrium)
Throughout the day the beautiful Yawkey Atrium will house a media cafe to enjoy coffee & café fare.
For program info visit our website: massprodcoalition.org
MPC Members save $10 on event admission.
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