IIFF New England Townhall Meeting (October 2007) Boston Premiere!

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IIFF/NE Townhall Meeting at Suffolk University in Boston, MA –
Where Film & Finance Meet to Succeed Together

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IIFF is coming to Boston!

After successfully establishing chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, New England and Los Angeles, the Institute for International Film Financing (IIFF) continues its monthly, multi-city gatherings at the junction of film and finance with a special event in downtown Boston, MA.

This "grassroots" community meeting is designed to introduce IIFF to Massachusetts' filmmakers, entrepreneurs and financiers as well as the public at large. Our goal for this and future gatherings is not only to provide unbiased insight & education about the business of film —and film financing in particular— but also to foster & inform productive relationships between attending professionals. The event features a powerful roster of highly topical speakers from the worlds of film and finance. We are delighted to welcome real-world financiers among our guests for the evening.

IIFF's one-of-a-kind mission is to sustainably expand the scope & appeal of film financing, and to do so for the benefit of the public at large. True to our proven motto of "democratizing film financing," IIFF's regular, monthly Townhall Meetings bring together a wide array of professionals from relevant backgrounds in film, finance and beyond for a vibrant evening of insightful presentations and speeches, inspiring discussion and focused networking. Past meetings (e.g.: September '07 New England Townhall in Norwalk, CT | August '07 Los Angeles Townhall in Santa Monica, CA & August '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan | July '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan & July '07 Los Angeles Townhall in Santa Monica, CA | June '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan | May '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan & May '07 Bay Area Townhall in Mountain View, CA | April '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan & April '07 Bay Area Townhall in San Francisco, CA | March '07 New England Townhall in Stowe, VT, March '07 Bay Area Townhall in San Rafael, CA & March '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan | February '07 Townhall West in San Francisco, CA & February '07 Townhall East in New York City | January '07 Townhall in Santa Cruz, CA | December '06 Townhall East in New York City & December '06 Townhall West in San Francisco, CA | October '06 Townhall in New York City | September '06 Townhall in Oakland, CA | July '06 Townhall in Palo Alto, CA | June '06 Townhall in San José, CA | May '06 Townhall in San Francisco, CA | April '06 Townhall at Stanford business school) have reliably delivered useful insights into the business of film, provided valuable networking opportunities, and managed to draw large and enthusiastic crowds.

Who should attend? Entrepreneurs, technologists, attorneys, bankers, investment managers, venture capitalists and other non-film professionals are cordially invited to learn more about independent film. Are you considering taking an active role in film or would you like to expand your current involvement? Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the like-minded... Established and aspiring filmmakers are, naturally, more than welcome to join us as well!

The evening's five seven presentations plus panel discussion will address key issues relevant to filmmakers, financiers, and anyone interested in the economics, business mechanics, and financial dynamics of film. They will be followed by Q8A time. Attendees will also have ample opportunity to interact & network with our distinguished presenters and panelists and amongst themselves.

An informal après-meeting celebration will take place at an area restaurant.

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Featured Moderator:

The event will be expertly moderated by Donald Bertrand, a veteran financial-sector corporate attorney turned private-practice lawyer providing entertainment law services. Mr. Bertrand's law offices in West Haven, CT represent various clients on a host of screenwriter, composer, producer and filmmaker issues. Mr. Bertrand is a graduate of Yale Law School. Upon graduation, he joined a prominent Hartford, CT-based insurance & investment firm where he managed the Law Department's Financial Services Practice Group as Vice President and Insurance & Investment Products Counsel. Mr. Bertrand has now transitioned to an area of law practice where he can apply his extensive legal knowledge and background to issues involving his lifelong passion for the cultural and creative arts, principally film. In this area, he seeks to apply fundamental business law principles to the creative endeavors of the talent and entrepreneurs that he meets.

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Meeting Venue:

Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Sargent Hall, Room 170 (main function room)
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 573-8000

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Our Host:

This month's New England Townhall Meeting in Boston, MA, is graciously hosted by Suffolk University Law School. For nearly 100 years, Suffolk Law has produced some of the nation's most distinguished legal professionals. In law firms throughout the country, their own practices, the judiciary, or the public sector, the school's graduates are known for their knowledge, competence, ethics, and dedication. Suffolk Law's expansive curriculum combines a strong academic foundation with expertise in an array of specialty areas. Nationally known faculty and a range of practical experiences provide superior preparation for practice in the 21st century.

With 3,000 high-speed Internet connections, Suffolk Law ranks as one of the most technologically advanced law schools in the nation. Outside lies the extended classroom of Boston. Through clinical, internship, and public service opportunities, students earn credit while experiencing how the law works in the real world. Whether they are enrolled full-time in the day division or study part-time in the evening division, Suffolk Law students share a spirit of cooperation. Faculty, staff, and a worldwide network of 17,000 alumni complete a community that is diverse, supportive, and enabling.

Very special thanks go to Christopher Marston, Founding Partner & CEO of Exemplar Law Partners, and a graduate of Suffolk Law, for making this event possible. Exemplar Law Partners is the next generation international corporate law firm providing a full range of legal and business solutions to a diversified customer base worldwide, including the next generation of entrepreneurs, corporations, and high net-worth individuals. Their attorneys are experienced businesspeople with advanced business degrees or significant business experience. Headquartered in Boston, Exemplar is the first corporate law firm in the nation to exclusively adopt a fixed price model designed to align their interest with their customers while enabling businesses to better manage legal budgets.

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  6:00-6:30 pm ... Registration, welcome and introductions
  6:30-7:50 pm ... Four featured presentations with Q8A (4x 20 min)
  7:50-8:00 pm ... Networking break I (10 min)
  8:00-9:00 pm ... Three featured presentations with Q8A (3x 20 min)
  9:00-9:20 pm ... Networking break II (20 min)
  9:20-10:00 pm ... Moderated panel discussion with Q8A (40 min)
10:00+ pm ... Community time at area restaurant

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Program Details:

1) Venture Capital Principles of Film Financing

— by Eric Janszen (bio), veteran executive in venture capital & high-tech companies and leading financial bubble expert; Managing Director at early-stage angel investment fund Osborn Capital, providing seed capital, expertise & access to smart & connected people to foster growth of startup companies; Co-author of "America's Bubble Economy" (John Wiley & Sons, 2006); Co-founder & President of community-based global economics & financial markets publication iTulip.com (over 7M visitors); fmr. President & CEO at AutoCell & Bluesocket; fmr. Entrepreneur-in-Residence at $1.6B VC firm Trident Capital … (more)

2) Digital Distribution for Indies: How Filmmakers & Financiers Benefit From Web 2.0

— by Scott Kirsner (bio), award-winning journalist (e.g., New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, Fast Company, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Salon.com), published author (e.g., "The Future of Web Video") and renowned technology industry analyst; expert TV & radio commentator (e.g., NBC's Today Show, NPR's Talk of the Nation, CNN, ABC News, Discovery Channel); professional blogger about the impact of digital technology on Hollywood; prolific conference organizer, moderator & speaker on entrepreneurship & innovation … (more)

3) Strategically Funding Independent Films: Tax Credits, Recoupment & ROI Explained

— by Vinca Jarrett (bio), leading innovator & representative in the entertainment industry with full-service legal practice & film financing company; Managing Attorney at Boston-based Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett & Associates, assisting clients organize their companies, negotiate deals, and package & find distribution for their projects; Owner & President at consulting firm FilmPro Finance, serving film investors & A-list producers by introducing producers with film slates to funding sources including bank financing, co-production money & equity capital; Executive Producer on several features (e.g., Jane Spencer's "Men Don't Lie") … (more)

4) The ABC's of Film Finance: Practical Advice From a Wall Street Pro Turned Film Financier

— by Adam Tantleff (bio), Wall Street trader turned film financier & producer; Founder & Executive Producer at film financing & production company Sinestra Pictures (with several high-profile projects funded & in various stages of development or production); fmr. Currency Trader at leading investment bank Bear Stearns; fmr. seat owner at New York Futures Exchange (NYFE)/New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) … (more)

5) Alternative Capital Structures for Film: Financing Solutions That Work for Producers & Investors

— by Christopher Marston (bio), Founding Partner & CEO at int'l corporate law firm Exemplar Law Partners, serving next-generation entrepreneurs, corporations, real estate & high net-worth individuals exclusively with fixed price model; assists clients with venture capital, start-up formation, corporate structuring, M&A, valuation & leveraging of IP, licensing, negotiation, and contracts as well as building management teams, pricing strategy, market positioning, partnering, fundraising, and investor connections; outside General Counsel at mid-market companies across various industries; fmr. CFO at ID card services company JSA Technologies … (more)

6) Financing Shorts: Can Short-form Content Be Financed Like Feature-length Movies?

— by Kevin Anderton (bio), prolific, award-winning short-film maker whose shorts have played in festivals worldwide, on national cable TV, cell phone networks & the Internet; Founder of Boston-based film company Midnight Chimes Productions; assembled group of similar-minded talent to make over 60 short films so far; credits also include IMAX film "Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa" & feature film "The Good Son"; frequent speaker at and organizer & promoter of New England film industry events … (more)

7) Trenker's Hollywood Profits: Quantitative Drivers of Motion Picture Profitability

— prepared by Thomas Trenker (bio) & presented by Donald Bertrand (bio), veteran financial-sector corporate attorney turned entertainment lawyer & film producer; Founder & Attorney at private entertainment law practice focusing on film, TV, music & literary industries; Founder & CEO at start-up film company Cat's Eye View Productions; fmr. Vice President and Insurance & Investment Products Counsel at Connecticut-based leading insurance & investment firm Phoenix Companies … (more)

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Speaker Bios:

– Eric Janszen: Mr. Janszen has more than 20 years in executive management roles in high-tech companies & venture capital. He has been Managing Director at early-stage angel investment fund Osborn Capital LLC, which he founded with Jeff Osborn in late 1998. Osborn Capital provides seed capital, personal expertise and access to smart and connected people to foster the growth of cool and elegant emerging technologies. It has 20 portfolio companies under management at a net asset value of $80M, which has grown from a starting value of $8M. The fund's major liquidity events include 5 acquisitions (2 by Cisco, 1 by Microsoft, Nortel & EMC) and 2 IPOs (Interliant & ArrowPoint). Mr. Janszen is Co-author of "America's Bubble Economy," published by John Wiley & Sons in Oct. 2006, as well as Co-founder & President of iTulip, Inc. & iTulip.com, the community-based global economics & financial markets online publication founded in 1998. CNBC's Gill Griffeth calls iTulip.com "the place to go for a contrary view of the markets" and The New York Times credits it for accurate predictions of future economic developments; the site has received more than 7M visitors from 75 countries since Jan. 1999. Previously, Mr. Janszen was President & CEO at RF control technology company AutoCell Laboratories, Inc., Entrepreneur-in-Residence at $1.6B venture capital firm Trident Capital, and President & CEO at WLAN security start-up Bluesocket, Inc. Before that, he held senior operating positions at Stratus beginning in 1983, Cayman Systems in 1989, Centerline Software in 1991, Media 100 in 1993 & Instinctive Technology in 1997. Mr. Janszen's experience includes 3 years in software development, 6 years in product marketing & management, 8 years in sales & sales management. He has launched more than a dozen products for 3 companies and sold software & hardware products for 4 companies. He also held sales executive, district sales manager, region sales manager & director of U.S. sales roles where he built territories & sales organizations which consistently met revenue goals. Mr. Janszen currently holds 4 advisory board seats, 2 board of directors seats, and participates as proxy voter on 6 other boards. As CEO, he raised more than $30M from 9 venture capital firms. Mr. Janszen was nominated as a finalist for "CEO of the Year" by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council and as a finalist for "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young. He appeared as a panelist at more than 50 events worldwide during his years at Osborn Capital, Bluesocket & AutoCell, including Harvard Business School's CYBERPOSIUM, COMDEX, Red Herring & Wireless Ventures. A featured speaker at dozens of industry events, including the keynote at Hard Assets Investors' Conference (Las Vegas 2007), AlwaysOn Media Conference (NYC 2007), "The Money's Back" (Stanford 2005), "Trends in Capital Markets" (MIT 2004), "Finding Hope in the Tech Rubble" (Harvard 2003), Mr. Janszen won the "Best Presentation Award" at VentureOne in 2002. He writes for several online publications on the topic of global economics and financial markets, including iTulip.com, the AlwaysOn Network and Bankrate.com, and has been the subject of numerous articles & profiles in the business & technology media, notably The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe & the BBC. Mr. Janszen has served on more than a dozen boards of directors as board observer or board director, currently serves on several advisory boards, and is a Board Member of the Massachusetts Networking & Communications Council. He holds a BS in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

– Scott Kirsner: Mr. Kirsner writes about innovation in publications such as the New York Times, Wired, Fast Company, Hollywood Reporter, Salon.com, San Jose Mercury News, CIO, CMO, San Francisco Chronicle & Newsweek. He is also a weekly columnist for the Boston Globe, and a regular contributor to Variety and BusinessWeek. Moreover, Mr. Kirsner serves as a commentator on various TV & radio shows including NBC's Today Show, NPR's Talk of the Nation, CNN, ABC News & the Discovery Channel. He is the Founder & Editor of the CinemaTech blog (feed), a must-read for anyone interested in well-written & insightful reports from the front lines of the movie & technology industries. Besides all that, and organizing conferences on entrepreneurship & innovation, Mr. Kirsner has authored an "exceptionally fun" book about new technologies that have changed —and continue to change— Hollywood, titled "The Future of Web Video: New Opportunities for Producers, Entrepreneurs, Media Companies and Advertisers," which is currently available as a paperback & in eBook/PDF form.

– Vinca Liane Jarrett, Esq.: Ms. Jarrett is the Managing Attorney of the Law Offices of Vinca Jarrett & Associates, a full-service entertainment law firm located in Boston, MA with worldwide clients particularly in the film, TV & music industries. Admitted to practice in New York & Massachusetts, she represents a variety of established & budding filmmakers (producers & directors), screenwriters, composers, songwriters & musicians, talent, and production & distribution companies from the organization of their companies through packaging and finding distribution for their projects. She is also the Owner & President of FilmPro Finance LLC, a financial consulting service for investors & A-list producers, founded in 2001 to introduce financiers to top tiered producers with A-list packaged projects for slate financing (15+ pictures for studio output deals utilizing bank financing & equity and smaller slates combining soft money incentives & equity). Recently completed projects include "Doorman" (directed by Steven Leeds), "Disappearances" (directed by indie veteran Jay Craven, starring Kris Kristofferson), "Within" aka "The Cavern" (horror feature by director Olatunde Osunsanmi, released by Sony Pictures), and "Mission to Matrimony" (documentary on legalization of gay marriage by Noah & Matthew Pohl, screened at HBO). Other projects in distribution include "Touching the Game" (about the Cape Cod Baseball League, aired on the WB in 2004), the Roger Corman film "The Strangler's Wife" (distributed worldwide in 2003), and "The Rising Place" (released in 2002). In 2006, Ms. Jarrett established Massachusetts Production Capital (MPC) with partners Stephen Roberts & Will French, founders of Louisiana Production Capital (LPC), and recently merged MPC into the newly formed North East Production Capital (NEPC). NEPC, LPC & Arizona Production Capital are subsidiaries of Film Production Capital LLC (FPC), the largest provider of independent film funding through the purchase (and sale) of US state tax credits, having already financed more than $100M in state credits including "Ray", "Factory Girl" & "The Runaway Jury". Ms. Jarrett is also attached as Executive Producer to several feature projects both in the US and internationally, focusing on packaging films to producers, distributors, financiers & talent, currently working on "Men Don't Lie" (written & directed by Jane Spencer, to be filmed in Paris & Romania, to star Julia Jentsch, Michael Madsen & Guillaume Depardieu) and "Agenda One" (will film in Iceland & UK). Focused on film finance, Ms. Jarrett speaks around the world addressing investors & industry professionals in LA & New York (e.g., National Investment Community's Forum on Entertainment Finance in 2006), and film, business & law students at Harvard University, MIT, UCLA, NYU, Boston University, Boston College of Law, New England School of Law, North Eastern School of Law & NY Film Academy. She has served as Chairperson of the Boston Bar Association's Arts & Entertainment Committee, has been a Board Director of Mass Media Alliance & ImprovBoston, has raised funding for Coolidge Corner Theater, is currently on the Board of Advisors to the Golden Trailer Awards, and is a regularly featured moderator of the International Film & Television Finance Summit held bi-annually in LA & New York. A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law where she received her JD in 1988, Ms. Jarrett co-founded the Hofstra Arts & Entertainment Law Digest which, in 2005, featured her lead article on "New York State and City Tax Incentive for Film".

– Adam B. Tantleff: Wall Street trader turned successful film financier; Founder & Executive Producer at film financing & production company Sinestra Pictures (with several high-profile projects funded & in various stages of development or production); fmr. Curreny Trader at leading investment bank Bear, Stearns & Co. and seat owner on the New York Futures Exchange (NYFE), now a division of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT); worked with Market Surveillance group at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) & Office of Mergers and Acquisitions/Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); graduate of Fordham University School of Law; received BA in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania.

– Christopher Marston, Esq.: Mr. Marston is a prominent member of the Boston financial & legal community, focused on financial structures for corporations and the entertainment & film industry. As the Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer of Exemplar Law Partners, he works closely with Exemplar's emerging enterprise clients as a strategic partner by combining his advanced business expertise & education with his legal savvy to take clients to the next level of success. Exemplar is the first corporate law firm nationwide to exclusively adopt a fixed price model instead of billable hours. As a former Chief Financial Officer for a technology company (JSA Technologies, which provides campuses with patented web-access solutions for their ID card systems), Mr. Marston serves his clients in the areas of corporate structuring, M&A, venture capital, valuation & leveraging of intellectual property (IP), contracts, start-up formation, licensing, and negotiation. In addition, he serves as outside General Counsel & business partner to mid-market companies across various industries. On the business consulting side, Mr. Marston also assists his business clients in raising capital, building management teams, pricing strategy, market positioning, partnering, and venture capital & angel investor connections. He received a BA with a dual major of Finance & New Venture Management at Northeastern University in Boston, and earned a JD and MS in Finance (MSF) from Suffolk University Law & Business School.

– Kevin Anderton: A Boston University graduate (MFA 2000) and prolific short-form filmmaker, Mr. Anderton founded Midnight Chimes Productions in 1999. Since then he has assembled a group of similar-minded talent to make over 60 short films. Mr. Anderton's shorts have played in festivals nationally & internationally, on national cable TV stations, cell phone networks (US, China, Taiwan & Hong Kong) and on the Internet. His short film "Mask of the Ninja" was awarded Best Comedy on Undergroundfilm.org and was one of 20 films selected by Panasonic (out of 2,000) for their online contest on YouTube. "Latex" was awarded Best of 2004 by the Attention Deficit Film Festival. His films on YouTube, Grouper, MySpace & Undergroundfilm.org have been viewed over 12,000,000 times. Mr. Anderton's work has also been programmed in 60+ festivals & screenings. In an effort to support & grow Boston's local film community, he runs & promotes various networking meetings, frequently speaks at industry events, and has worked on several film productions in the Boston area in such roles as set designer, gaffer & key grip. Mr. Anderton's professional credits also include the IMAX film "Kilimanjaro: To The Roof of Africa" and the feature film "The Good Son".

– Donald Bertrand, Esq.: veteran financial-sector corporate attorney turned entertainment lawyer, film producer & entrepreneur; Founder & Attorney at private entertainment law practice in CT & NY, providing legal services to film, TV, music & literary industries as well as general business development law support; Founder & CEO at start-up film company Cat's Eye View Productions, presently in pre-production on various documentary projects; fmr. Vice President and Insurance & Investment Products Counsel at Hartford, CT-based Phoenix Companies (leading provider of life insurance, annuities & investment products for accumulation, preservation & transfer of wealth); fmr. Founder & CEO at New Haven, CT-based software company Softbyte Computing; Director at Greater New Haven Business & Professional Assoc.; Legal Coordinator at NY Film Synergy Group; Member of Entertainment & Sports Law Section at New York State Bar Assoc.; Member at "Grammy Awards" Recording Academy; Member at New Haven Arts Council; fmr. Director at New Haven OIC Vocational Training School; fmr. Deputy Director at New Haven's Model Cities Agency; fmr. Member & presenter at American Council of Life Insurance; JD from Yale Law School & BA from Amherst College.

– Thomas Trenker: investment banker on Wall Street & startup executive in Silicon Valley turned independent film financier; Founder & Chairman at social-entrepreneurship organization Institute for Int'l Film Financing (IIFF); Managing Director at angel investor group FilmAngels Capital; fmr. CFO at online film distributor/exhibitor Eveo; fmr. investment banker at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell & DB Alex Brown in New York City & San Francisco.

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Online registration is available at http://events.filmfinancing.org/ne6/?id=100407 (top of this page)

Early bird registration NLT Wednesday, September 19:
IIFF Member ... $25 if registered online no later than 9/19
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Last minute registration NLT Wednesday, October 3:
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The Buzz:

The following is a sampling of what others are saying about IIFF meetings...

"Wow. Last night was great! I want to thank you again for the inspiring work you do. This is such a big need [...] and you're truly doing the work of angels (literally and figuratively)."

— Brant Smith, Producer, "Quality of Life"

"I really must say that I found all speakers very interesting, and I was hanging on their every word. IIFF, the mission and content, seems to be a good fit for me, because it is my dream to run a medium size production house. [...] Thank you, BIG THANK YOU [...], for inviting me to this very quality and important event."

— John Henry, Owner, John Henry Filmworks

"Let me again say I think you did a great job putting yesterday's event together -- great crowd, smart presentation, lots of enthusiasm."

— David Rosen, Convener/Executive Producer, Digital Independence

"Wow! For such a moderate investment, so much information. So much good networking. I hope you are proud of the magic you've created with IIFF."

— Kevin Morrison, Writer/Director/Producer of independent film & TV

"I just wanted to say thanks for another great and informative meeting. The speakers were impressive and I made some good contacts."

— Jesse Ford, Founder & Executive Director, Group Hug Productions

"IIFF and FilmAngels has really impressed me so far with its focus on the independent film community. I've traveled and interacted with film organizations around the world [...]."

— Jin Woo Joo, Founder, Cinemasports

"Thanks so much for hosting such an interesting program last week. I am always inspired by the creativity, and most recently, by the commitment to 'a better world'. It keeps my cynic's heart at bay! [...] again, my heartfelt thanks for your mission and execution. Well done!"

— Teri Cundall, Founder & President, Propville.com

"The event was great, very helpful."

— Marc Perez, Co-President & Founding Partner, Sirk Productions

"[...] I greatly enjoyed attending last night's event and found it very informative - certainly something that's been missing in New York so far."

— Michael Gunther, Director/Producer, Triboro Pictures

"Great presentation tonight. Lots of energetic discussions and questions."

— Campbell Dalglish, Prof. of Screenwriting, MFA in Film & Video at CUNY

"Thanks so much for tonight's event. It was really inspiring and incredibly informative."

— Elizabeth Foley, Founding Faculty Member, Producing Dep't at NYFA

"I enjoyed this evening's townhall presentation and found it very informative."

— William Doll, Writer/Director, World Stage Pictures

"Your Town Hall mtg was stimulating. You managed to attract the right target audience, and I loved your choice of speakers."

— Sandra Schulberg, Founder, Independent Feature Project (IFP)

"I attended the New York Town Hall Meeting and just wanted to thank you for setting up such an informative colloquium. It was my first IIFF event and I look forward to attending more in the future."

— Blythe Frank, Producer, "Kettle of Fish" (Michael Mailer Films)

"Thank you again for a wonderful event last night."

— Morgan Pehme, Co-founder & CEO, Merlion Entertainment

"I'm just writing [...] pertaining to the IIFF meeting last night, which I found both entertaining and informative and also promising of great things to come from IIFF in the near future!"

— Thomas Woodrow, Producer, Furnace Films

"I attended the IIFF town hall last week in New York and came away impressed. Thank you for putting together such an excellent panel of speakers. I found [Mr. Trenker's] presentation especially useful. As a former quant at Putnam Investments, I tend to dig into the numbers and [Mr. Trenker's] analysis was illuminating."

— Robert Milacci, Executive Producer, Sinestra Pictures

"I very much enjoyed the seminar last Saturday in Stowe, VT. It was a lot of driving in one day (3.25 hrs. each way...), but worth it. [...] Thanks again for a very enlightening day."

— Marjorie Short, Oscar-nominated Writer/Producer/Director, Short Productions

"Just a note to say Larry Meistrich had a good time last night and was impressed with the quality of the group."

— Jeff Silverstein, President of NEHST Access + Learning, NEHST Studios

"As it turns out, my producing partner [producer/director Leszek Burzynski] attended your IIFF meeting in Santa Monica on July 16. He was quite impressed with the presentations."

— Terrance Sweeney, Partner & Producer, Winning Team Studios

"I just wanted to say thanks again for putting on such a great forum last night. [...] I really enjoyed the occasion and especially the presentations. They were extremely relevant and really strong, credible presenters."

— Gordon Clark, CEO, The Movie Portfolio Fund

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— Frank Sacks, Founder & Principal, The Frank Sacks Company

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— Adam Tantleff, Founder, President & Executive Producer, Sinestra Pictures

"THANKS [...] There are no organizations or groups that I have come across that are doing what you and Film Angels are doing."

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Live: Breaking news from Liverpool and Merseyside for Wednesday December 17

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has sacrificed a family Christmas at home to spend it in America - in a bid to start the New Year injury-free. The injury-plagued Reds star is in Boston continuing ... is at Wallasey town hall for a meeting on the ...

Liverpool Echo • 12/17/2014

Senior center expansion eyed

Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off through Dec. 21 at the police station, library, and Town Hall, among other ... be used as a community meeting space for local groups and as an education center focused on the history of New England agriculture and the ...

Boston • 12/2/2007

Macro Horizons: Ukraine Conflict Hangs Over Markets; World Data Mixed

The annual rate of U.K. consumer-price rises is the lowest since October 2009. At the same time, real estate is reaccelerating. London in particular is looking like a bubble, with prices now a quarter above their 2007 peak ... at town hall forum at ...

The Wall Street Journal • 4/15/2014

‘Occupy Wall Street’: Stamped with a Union Label

In Chicago, a contingent of protestors blocked rush hour traffic, while another marched on a hotel where the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBAA) had been holding a meeting. And in Boston during the wee hours of Tuesday, October 11, police ...

Townhall.com • 10/22/2011

Sports roundup

Q-Dogs volunteer meeting will be held today at 7 p.m. at the West Street Ward House in Concord to discuss the 2007 ... start at 1. Sponsorships are also available. Golfer registration deadline is May 18. Contact Benjamin Smith, Office of Advancement, New ...

Concord Monitor • 3/14/2007

Shakes Things Up in Greater Lowell

Selectmen also hired a new ... December 2007, but his lawsuit against the town is pending. Also in the news: Residents fought to keep the East Boston Camps open for one more summer and won with an overwhelming Town Meeting vote; The town in …

Lowell Sun • 12/31/2006

CALENDAR: Aug. 27 through September

SOUTHBOROUGH - FOOD ARTISANS MARKET: "Tastes of New England" will take place ... call 978-562-1646. FRAMINGHAM - FILM SERIES: The Friday Night Film Series presents "Pete Seeger: the Power of Song" (2007), 93 minutes, rated PG, Friday …

MetroWest Daily News • 8/28/2008

Vancouver Secedes! The Saga Wraps up

After endless town-hall meetings (this B&B wanted in ... My well-chronicled debaucheries were no advertisement for the new "Green & Clean" drive at CityState headquarters. Who wanted me in the picture on Dec. 6, 2007, when the president made that day's ...

The Tyee • 8/23/2014

Eroica Trio: Erika Nickrenz, Susie Park, Sara Sant'Ambrogio Grammy Nominated Int'l Chamber Musicians

Erika Nickrenz, pianist, is a native of New York, where she made her concerto debut in Town Hall ... In 2007 she toured the East Coast with “Charles Wadsworth and Friends” and will join them again in 2008 in concerts that will include a World Premiere ...

Examiner • 9/7/2009

CALENDAR: Aug. 20 through September

FRAMINGHAM - BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL: New England Wild Flower Society ... 8 p.m. at the town clerk’s office, town hall, 322 Concord Road. For information, call 978-639-3351. NATICK - RED SOX TROPHIES: The 2004 and 2007 World Series Trophies …

Milford Daily News • 8/20/2008

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