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NFA December Monthly Networking Event

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Dear NFA Members and Supporters,
At our December meeting besides Holiday fun, food and games we will be kicking off the process of electing a board members and officers. It will be a couple month process culminating in the announcement of the results at the February meeting.

Happy holidays, Nebraska Film Association members and supporters.
This month’s meeting on Wednesday will be a season’s spectacular. There will be film fun and Holiday movie games.
But wait there is more….
In appreciation for your support we’re providing free hors d’ouvres at DJ’s Dugout for paid NFA members.
Not a member? Here’s your chance to sign up for your 2017 membership and join the party!
And if you act now by attending, you’ll also be made privy to some exciting announcements for 2017.
As always we will encourage you to share your projects and projections.
We look forward to sharing the end of another productive year with you.
Join us for an evening of insights into filmmaking and the path to success.

Where: DJ’s Dugout 777 N 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154
When: Wednesday, December 07
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

DECEMBER MEETING (12/7)

Sign Up or Renew Your Membership at the Meeting. In order to cast a vote, you must be a current paid member of NFA. The easiest way is to be ready to pay up your 2017 $35 dues at the December meeting.

THE REST OF DECEMBER

Sign up by Mail or maybe Renew Online. You will have a month between our December and January meeting to sign up or renew your paid membership in order to receive a ballot in January. You can sign up or renew your membership by sending a check made out to “NFA” for $35 with the memo line “2017 membership.”

Make sure you include on the check or separate paper your NAME, EMAIL and PHONE NUMBER.

Send to:

Mark Hoeger
NFA
5201 Davenport St.
Omaha NE 68132-2822

Volunteer to Serve. NFA needs folks willing to serve as Officers, on the Board and the standing committees. If you are a paid member and willing to volunteer send to

Johnnye Gerhardt via
E-mail: jlg21447@aol.com.

In the email include:

YOUR NAME
YOUR EMAIL
YOUR PHONE
POSITION(S) where you would like to serve. It is very possible to be on the Board and a Standing Committee.
YOUR QUALIFICATIONS we will send these with the ballots so also include a brief explanation of why you want to, what you want to do.

The sooner you volunteer the better and no later than 12/26. The Nominations Committee will need a week to recruit unfilled slots and to put together a slate. You must be a paid member to serve on the Board or as an Officer but anyone may serve on a standing committee.

JANUARY MEETING (1/4)

Nominations Presented. The Nominations Committee will present its slate but nominations by any paid member in current standing will be able to place themselves or others into nomination at the meeting. I will do my best to in advance of the meeting let anyone who volunteered, but did not make it on the slate for their desired position, know so they can place themselves in nomination if they desire. If you can’t make it to the meeting email me and I will place your name in nomination but it might be more effective to have a friend at the meeting do it, just to let folks know you have friends.

Intros and Case. At the January meeting all the nominees will be asked to make a two-minute introduction and case for their service. If you can be at the meeting find a friend to make one for you.

THE REST OF JANUARY

Ballots Distributed. We are still working on online or hardcopy but ballots will be distributed to all paid members. All nominees will be invited to provide a short written introduction and case to accompany the ballot. Nominees are welcome to reach out to members on their own during the month to solicit support.

Ballots should be returned by no later than Friday (2/3)
FEBRUARY MEETING (2/8)

We will announce results at the meeting Wednesday (2/8) and online after that.

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!

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,
http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

NFA November Monthly Networking Event

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Guest speaker for the November Networking Event is Ean Mikale (Chief Innovation Officer, Infinite 8 Institute, L3C)

Since drones have become a more popular camera platform than a tripod, come listen to Mr. Mikale.
Mr. Mikale will cover the drone regulations, innovations, and disruptive potential while including industry specific information as it relates to the TV/Film industries.

Join us for an evening of insights into filmmaking and the path to success.

Where: DJ’s Dugout 777 N 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154
When: Wednesday, November 02
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

More about Ean Mikale:
Mr. Mikale is the Founder of Infinite 8 Aeronautics, a drone research and development firm located in the Omaha Startup Collaborative. Infinite 8 Institute is the parent group. The Drone School is situated in the AIM Building downtown. They have partnered with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce as well as Do Space to deliver FAA Certification courses, and workshops regarding the use cases and disruptive potential for various industries. They are also currently a part of the IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program and hope to make the region a global hub for the commercial drone sector.

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!

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,

http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

NFA September Monthly Networking Event

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Guest speaker for the September Networking Event is David J Borowiak and Tim D Welch, they are going to be there to talk about the upcoming Scream In The Dark Film Festival 2016.

Join us for an evening of insights into filmmaking and the path to success.

Where: DJ’s Dugout 777 N 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154
When: Wednesday, September 07
Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

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!

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,
http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

NFA August Monthly Networking Event

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Meet and greet, “tell us what you have been working on this summer”.

Join us for an evening of insights into filmmaking and the path to success.

Where: DJ’s Dugout 777 N 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154
When: Wednesday, August 03
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

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!

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,
http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

NFA June Monthly Networking Event

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Guest speaker for the June Networking Event is Maher Jafari (Producer/Manager)
Mr. Jafari will cover ins and outs, ups and downs of his stellar career.
He has been instrumental in over 400 episodes of television, including hit primetime comedies, documentaries, and live events.

Join us for an evening of insights into filmmaking and the path to success.

Where: DJ’s Dugout 777 N 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154
When: Wednesday, June 01
Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

More about Maher Jafari:
He has served as Head of Development for high-profile production companies at three major studios, including comedian Kevin James’ company at Sony, where he managed television and digital development. As Director of Development for Executive Producer Michael Edelstein (Desperate Housewives) at ABC Studios, Maher found and developed projects from uncommon sources, with a dozen projects sold to pilot during his tenure. Prior to that, he was on the ground floor of ABC comedies GEORGE LOPEZ and FREDDIE, and Fox’s WANDA AT LARGE, as well as pilots with Louis C.K. and Ron White. He also handled Current Executive duties for mini-studio Mohawk Productions, covering production, writer staffing, and marketing for THE DREW CAREY SHOW, NORM, NIKKI and Adult Swim favorite THE OBLONGS.

As a producer of digital content, Jafari has worked with scripted, unscripted, viral one-offs and talent-driven YouTube channels. He produced the Crackle.com comedy series DUSTY PEACOCK with over a million views, and JOSH JENNINGS FOR CONGRESS, a political spoof that spent a week on Funny or Die’s front page while the subsequent Kickstarter-funded pilot won the New York Television Festival’s Comedy Pilot competition and a deal with FX Network.

Maher has served as a mentor for the Warner Bros. Writing Program, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Launch Leadership Foundation, dedicated to teaching leadership skills to teens. A graduate of George Washington University, Maher also holds a Certificate in Marketing, Social Media & Web Analytics, from UCLA Extension. He regularly consults for writers and producers on project strategy, story and character, and personal branding.

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!

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,
http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

NFA May Monthly Networking Event

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Guest speakers for the May Networking Event are Penny DeVine, mother of Hollywood actor Adam DeVine, and NFA members shortlisted as background performers and crew in Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” Ms. DeVine will cover Adam’s journey from Omaha to Hollywood, the ins and outs, ups and downs. Carole Zacek, David Caniglia, and Mike Comstock will speak about being on the “Downsizing” set.

Join us for an evening of insights into filmmaking and the path to success.

Where: DJ’s Dugout 777 N 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154
When: Wednesday, May 04
Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

More about Penny DeVine:
Penny DeVine is the mother of the famous actor Adam DeVine. She will talk about his journey from Omaha to the Hollywood.
Adam Patrick DeVine is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is a star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Workaholics, as well as Adam DeVine’s House Party. He played the role of Bumper Allen in the musical films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

DeVine was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to Dennis and Penny DeVine. He graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2002. In June 1995, when he was 11 years old, he was hit by a 42-ton concrete truck while walking his bike across the street, resulting in multiple fractures to both his legs that required multiple surgeries over three years; it took two years for him to learn to walk again.

He attended Orange Coast College along with friend and fellow cast member Blake Anderson. He later moved to Los Angeles where he began working as a stand up comedian and actor.

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!

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,
http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

NFA April 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/1259083020771976/

Guest speaker for April is Melanie Recker!
(She is an actress and producer.)

More about Melanie:
Melanie is an actress, writer and producer from Nebraska who currently resides in Los Angeles. Her production company, Cluebelle, focuses on narrative, episodic storytelling in the mystery and adventure genres. Her most recent production, which she also wrote and stars in, is The Friendless Five (www.TheFriendlessFive.com), which is slated to come out this year. She currently has a number of projects in development, including the feature, Simple Kind of Man, along with fellow Nebraskan, Ehren Parks. You can check out her other credits on IMDB.

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: Brazen Head Pub 319 N 78th St, Omaha, NE 68114
When: Wednesday, Apr 06
Doors open at 5 p.m., speakers start at 6 p.m.

Ms. Melanie will talk about:
How she took her independent digital series, The Friendless Five, from conception to sale.

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,
http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

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,

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.