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NFA March Monthly Networking Event-Meeting Venue Changed to “Brazen Head Pub”

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***Please notice the change in the venue (it’s ‘Brazen Head Pub’ now)

Please RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/231149690556392/

Guest speaker for March is Patty Dillon!
(She is a documentary filmmaker. She released the film “There Will Be No Stay” that was shown on CNN a few months ago.)
More about Patty:
Born in San Diego, California Patty Dillon knew early on that she wanted to work in Film and television. She studied theatre performance at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. After consuming only classes that interested her, she dropped out after her junior year and moved to Colorado. It was in Colorado Patty was able to indulge in her passion for the outdoors. She taught adult snowboarding, worked on a dude ranch taking tourists horseback riding, and after a summer of whitewater rafting, she decided to combine her love of acting with her passion for extreme sports and pursued a career in Stunts. Patty went to an international stunt school in Seattle. It was there she learned the fundamentals of stunts for film and television.
Patty returned to Breckenridge for one last outdoor adventure and lived in a tent for five months with her dog. She saved enough money to move to Wilmington, NC where she trained with World Taurus Stunt Award nominee, John Copeman. She worked on shows such as Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, HBO’s Eastbound and Down as well as a handful of feature films.
Patty ultimately decided that she wanted to tell the story more than she wanted to perform and made the move behind the camera. In 2008 she wrote a 13 part documentary series called Dichotomy of Death which would explore and expose various facets of Capital Punishment. The first one in development was titled “To Kill The Killer” which would investigate execution from the executioner’s perspective.
She soon put the series on the shelf and pursued “To Kill the Killer” as a feature length documentary, now titled “There Will Be No Stay.” TWBNS from conception to completion took seven years, has been nominated for five awards, and has screened in a dozen theaters. It was sold to FilmBuff in 2015.
Patty is currently in development on three separate projects including an autobiography, a documentary, and a dark comedy intended for episodic television.
Come enjoy our monthly networking events where filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and talent both in front and behind the camera come together to network, share ideas and help develop the foundation of film-making in Nebraska!
Where: The Brazen Head Irish Pub, 319 N 78th St, Omaha, NE 68114
When: Wednesday, Mar 02
Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m.
Ms. Dillon will talk about:
How she started in documentary film-making, the process she went through making the film. She will also talk about her up coming projects.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members
Guests are always welcome. When applicable, announcements and updates are shared about upcoming projects, as well as updates about efforts to strengthen and enhance the film/commercial industry in Nebraska.
And, as always, if you would like to make an announcement at the event about a movie, video, or advertising projects, we would appreciate it if you would run it by a board member first.
See you there!
Sincerely yours,

NFA February Monthly Networking Event-RESCHEDULED to 10-Feb-2016

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Come enjoy our monthly networking events where filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and talent both in front and behind the camera come together to network, share ideas and help develop the foundation of filmmaking in Nebraska!
 
Where: DJ’s Dugout 777 N 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154
When: Wednesday, Feb 10
Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m.
 
Who: Marc Longbrake, Program Director, Omaha Film Festival (OFF).
Mr. Longbrake will talk about OFF11 (March 8-13, 2016) http://omahafilmfestival.org/
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members
 
Guests are always welcome. When applicable, announcements and updates are shared about upcoming projects, as well as updates about efforts to strengthen and enhance the film/commercial industry in Nebraska.
 
And, as always, if you would like to make an announcement at the event about a movie, video, or advertising projects, we would appreciate it if you would run it by a board member first.
See you there!
 
Sincerely yours,

Membership renewals are due on this January Monthly NFA Networking Meeting

Membership renewals are due on this January meeting but can be paid anytime thereafter, it will expire in December of this year. Membership includes a tee-shirt, membership card, access to post on our webpage, and free admission to all meetings.

***Membership payments are accepted in cash and checks only.

***Members not renewing immediately will be required to pay the $5.00 entrance fee until their membership is paid. So early payment is a real bargain. 

***Members and non-members can post on our Facebook page.

November NFA monthly networking event

Please share this Facebook event and invite friends!

When: Wednesday, Nov. 4
Doors open at 5 p.m., Speakers at 6 p.m.

Where: DJ’s Dugout at 114th and Dodge (The old Clancy’s location)

Who: Timothy Christian, founder of Night Fox Entertainment

Night Fox is a film finance fund made up of mostly Nebraska based investors. Night Fox provided significant funding for the Toby McGuire production of Z IS FOR ZACHARIAH staring Chris Pine and the coming soon spy thriller HEADLOCK staring Israeli actress and Hardee’s burger eater Bar Paly. Tim has been successfully involved in Music, Film and Technology financing.

Bits of Scripts

Showcasing Nebraska Writer’s Workshop screenwriters – Plan to attend Bits of Scripts, organized by two NFA members.

WHAT: Table readings by professional actors of the first ten pages of five feature scripts and an entire short script.

WHEN: Aug. 2, Sunday, from 2-4 p.m.

WHERE: Ralston High School Theater

It is FREE and open to the public.

Comedy, drama, horror, mystery, historical drama. We’ve got something for everyone. Spend a couple of hours listening to table readings of the first ten pages of five feature scripts and a short script. Hollywood tidbits will be tossed into the mix in case you want to learn something, too. Want to know where the writer got their idea? There will be a Q&A after the readings.

Thank you to everyone who submitted, who put their script on the altar. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts.

With professional actors and Jim Buchanan directing, we’re looking forward to an exciting program. Johnnye Gerhardt will be your emcee.

Aannnnnd (drum roll) the finalists are:

Murder Back by Rhonda M. Hall
On A Cabin’s Eve by Sally J. Walker
Zombie Killers by Jack Young
Conquest by Luis Jimenez
In the Mourning by Johnnye Gerhardt
Magic Eight Ball by Doug Sasse

We hope to see you all Aug. 2, at the Ralston High School Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

NFA July Monthly Networking Meeting

Imagine a space for artists to share for educational and performance projects. That’s the vision of the Benson Theatre Project – which includes opportunities for the local film community.

You’ll find out what those opportunities are at this month’s monthly networking meeting with Benson Theatre Project Artistic Director Jason Levering and Board of Directors member Joseph Frost.

You’ll also get to meet Lyons resident and filmmaker Bill Hedges, who will tell us what it’s been like renovating the Lyons Movie Theatre and his upcoming projects with Cosmic Films Studio.

Where: D.J.’s Dugout in Miracle Hills Square
636 N 114th Street

When: Wednesday, July 1
Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m.

Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

Hope to see you there!

June Monthly Networking Event

The Nebraska Film Association invited you to attend June’s monthly networking meeting on Wednesday, June 3.

This month’s featured speak is author Tom Frye.  Read his bio below:

Tom Frye has worked for the past 40 years as an advocate for troubled youth. As as a juvenile care specialist at a detention facility, he gained the experience needed to serve as a mediator for his own truancy program, providing wake-up calls and escorts to schools for a wide mix of alternative students. In working with these delinquent youth, Tom discovered a way to communicate and connect with them: Writing books.

As a Nebraska Storyteller, he once produced and directed a substance abuse program which had an impact on 15,000 at-risk kids. He believes, though, that his greatest accomplishment can be summed up in the words of one troubled boy who wrote to him while confined in an institution: “Discovered your book today. It was like reading a letter you wrote directly to me. Thanks for giving me hope.”

Currently, Tom is on a quest to “re-translate” several of his “edutainment” books and present them on the movie screen. He has jokingly told his readers for years, “If you have an autographed copy of one of my books, when the movie is shown at the Joyo Theater in Havelock, you get in for free!”

Tom would be the first to admit, honoring those words would be a nice problem to have.

Other speaks to be determined.

Where: D.J.’s Dugout in Miracle Hills Square
636 N 114th Street

When: Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m. or 6:15

Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

Hope to see you there!

May monthly networking meeting

Hello NFA members,

Get ready for a speaker-filled May monthly networking meeting on May 6!

We are pleased to present:

Stacy Heatherly – Stacy has a film career spanning twenty five years.  Working in Hair and Makeup and progressing to Director/ Producer and President of the nonprofit production company THE DIGG SITE PRODUCTIONS.  She has established ties in the film industry both personally and professionally and at the request of Community Leaders in Fremont NE, relocated the company and began working to build a film community and public awareness about film.  She also established the Eastern Nebraska Film Office and was endorsed by Senator Schnoor and Mayor Getzschman as a member or AFCI and become a certified film commissioner and create a packet based on LB863 utilizing local LB840 funds to incent film production to the area.

Nathan Edwards – He is presenting his short film project Melancholoy.

Synopsis: The film focuses on day night in the life of Sara, a typical twenty-something going through a severe depressive episode while trying reach out for any kind of catalyst to pull herself free, searching for help through friends, faith, and medication. Through Sara’s eyes we see the despair, hopelessness, and fear that can cripple the life of an individual fighting a major depressive disorder. Sara’s boyfriend, Graham, provides the perspective of the outsider. He struggles to find some way to help the woman he loves but can’t find a way to break Sara out of her cycle of lethargy and depression. The relationship between Sara and Graham demonstrates a common example of the misunderstanding and disconnect between any couple in which one person is suffering from depression. Melancholy explores this disconnect and provides an emotional insight into the struggles of both Sara and Graham. Click here to support it on Kickstarter.

Kevin McMahon – He is talking about Nebraska Cinema Project. It’s an initiative to build the film industry in our state by creating projects in Nebraska with “A” list Hollywood actors. Starting with the film “The Last Goodbye,” they’ll keep local talent working with plans for four more project. Listen to them talk about it during their appearance on KMTV’s Morning Blend.

Where: D.J.’s Dugout in Miracle Hills Square
636 N 114th Street

When: Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m. or 6:15

Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

Hope to see you there!