Looking to catch a break into the film and television business? If so, make your way to the New Hampshire Film & Television Industry Roundtable, presented by the New Hampshire Film & Television Office, this month. The event, which takes place on October 28, is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals, amateurs and students to network and share their ideas and concerns about the state of the entertainment trade in New Hampshire. Bring a sack lunch and chat about recent updates from the New Hampshire Film & Television Office with other industry members. The discussion will be focused on a predetermined topic, and is a great way to socialize and connect with others in your field.
On November 9, also be sure to attend the New Hampshire Film & Television Industry Meet-Up, an extension of the quarterly industry roundtables. The Meet-Up is held in the evening and is more in-formal than the Industry Roundtable; attendees are encouraged to drive the discussion. Each participant has the opportunity to introduce themselves and speak about their recent endeavors before delving into conversation about the working film industry. This is a great way to network with fellow local film aficionados.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Locations for the roundtable discussions and meet-ups are as follows:
*Film Industry Roundtable Discussion — October 28, 2010, 12 p.m. – Keene State College, Keene, NH
*Film Industry Meet-Up — November 9, 2010, 5 p.m. – NH State Library, Concord, NH
Get all the information you need for these events here.
Click here for a listing of local eateries to enjoy with your associates while in the area.
In the vein of Upton Sinclair’s muckraking novel, The Jungle, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc. reveals the “mechanized underbelly” of our nation’s profit-driven food industry. To counter stomach-churning statistics and images, the film suggests the potential for a healthier America with commentary from “forward-thinking social entrepreneurs,” like Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry, NH.
“The irony is that the average consumer does not feel very powerful. They think that they are the recipients of whatever industry has put there for them to consume,” said Hirshberg. “Trust me, it’s the exact opposite. Those businesses spend billions of dollars to tally our votes. When we run an item past the supermarket scanner, we’re voting.”
The local flavor was not only captured on film, but also stirred by the documentary. According to Film New Hampshire, panel discussions with food chain founders, government officials, and farmers were scheduled after screenings of Food, Inc. at Concord, NH’s Red River Theatres. Clearly, the film is giving audiences something to chew on.
Food, Inc. debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2008, but its limited release began in the United States this past June. Visit Play Dates for a schedule of premiere screenings at select theatres near you; the film will achieve wider release this fall.
Play the Food, Inc. trailer below to whet–or perhaps spoil–your appetite.
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