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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/

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.

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!

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!

April monthly networking meeting

Bring your April Fool’s Day jokes to this month’s networking meeting on Wednesday, April 1.

The Nebraska Film Association is proud to present Andrew Nelson, head of video production for Home Instead, as this month’s featured speaker.

You’ll also get an update on LB45 and other progress made in the legislature.

Please note the new location below:

Where: DJ’s Dugout
636 N 114th St.
When: 5:30 p.m. –  Announcements, followed by speaker, and open networking.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

See you there!

March montly networking event

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Nebraska Film Association is happy to invite Omaha Film Festival Program Directory Marc Longbrake back to give us a great preview of what to expect at the upcoming (March 10-15) festival!

There will be prizes, making this a networking meeting you will not want to miss! The Omaha Film Festival, now in its 10th year, features 97 films this year.

Check out the schedule on the website: http://omahafilmfestival.org/
Share on Twitter using hashtag #omafilmfest

Join us Wednesday, March 4 at Clancy’s (114th and Dodge) at 5:30 p.m. (Cost is FREE for members, $5 for non-members)

See you there!