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NFA February Monthly Networking Event

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NFA Members and Networking Attendees,
NFA president, Mark Hoeger, will announce then introduce the Board Members and officers at the February Networking Event. We’re very impressed with the slate of talent we have this year. These people are here to serve and represent you. Your concerns are theirs. Your participation is crucial to making this organization a success. It is, after all, your organization

Join us:

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

We will also be accepting membership renewal for 2017. Not a member? This is an excellent opportunity to become one.

Membership for the year is $35. You may pay by check or cash at the Networking Event or pay using the PayPal link on the NFA website and the Facebook group page. A Networking Event entrance fee for non-members is $5 per event. (A $35 membership is a real bargain.)

Membership dues and your publishable contact information may also be mailed to:

Mark Hoeger
Nebraska Film Association
5201 Davenport St.
Omaha, Ne 68132-2822

The meeting will close with announcements about projects, etc., from members and guests. We welcome all genres from feature films to shorts to commericials to music videos. We welcome all aspects of fimmaking from behind the camera to the talent in front of it. Everyone is encouraged to stay for networking and camaraderie.

See what’s happening in your film community and help us to make it better.

See you there!

Sincerely yours,
http://nebraskafilmassociation.com/

NFA January Monthly Networking Event

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NFA Members and Supporters,
The guest speaker for the January Networking Event is Craig Albrecht. He is known for his work on “Senior Skip Day” (2008); “Wicked Blood” (2014); and “Bottoms Up” (2006).
He is going to talk about his recent projects, his feature films that he has produced and his most recent, “Don’t Kill It!” that comes out March 17 from Sony Pictures.

The NFA President, Mark Hoeger, will open a discussion on Board elections. We hope to have election results by the February Networking Event. Only paid members are eligible to vote. This is your organization. We value your involvement, opinion, and commitment.

This will also by your opportunity to renew your membership for 2017. Membership for the year is $35. You may pay by check or cash at the Networking Event. After the January membership drive, you may pay your membership dues (cash or check) at the February meeting or prior to February, you may mail a check and your contact information to:

Mark Hoeger
Nebraska Film Association
5201 Davenport St.
Omaha, Ne 68132-2822

Only those who have paid memberships before the close of the elections will be eligible to vote.

The meeting will close with the usual announcements from attendees, networking, and camaraderie.

Would you like to serve on the Board of Directors or a committee?
If your interest is serving on the Board, you must be a paid member. Anyone is eligible to serve on a committee. Send your name, contact information (email, phone, etc.) and areas of interest and expertise to:

Johnnye Gerhardt
jlg21447@aol.com

Please put “NFA Volunteer” in the Subject Line.

Nominations will be announced at the January Networking Event. Current paid members may add their name or another paid member’s name to the slate at the meeting.

Nominees will be given two minutes to introduce themselves and present their expertise and experience for the position. If you can’t attend but are on the ballot, have a representative speak for you.

After nominations are closed, ballots will be distributed to paid members. We’re still working out the logistics for getting this accomplished. Ballots have to be in by February 3rd, Friday. Results will be announced at the February Networking Event.

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, January 04
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 October Monthly Networking Event

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Agenda:
NFA President Mark Hoeger will lead a discussion about the future development of the NFA.
1. What should be our legislative priorities?
2. What kind of programs and services should NFA offer to best meet the needs of our members?
3. What is the best governance structure of NFA?
4. How do we obtain the resources to meet these goals?

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, October 05
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/

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!

February Networking event

WEATHER NOTE: If Omaha Public Schools cancels classes, the February networking meeting will be postponed to a later date.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Nebraska Film Association is proud to present February’s monthly networking meeting featured speaker Omaha Film Festival Program Director Marc Longbrake!

Longbrake joins us about one month before the actual Film Festival March 10-15. (Check out related upcoming events on http://omahafilmfestival.org/)

He’ll give us a sneak peek at some of the upcoming programming, a history of the last nine years of film festivals, and an introduction into “how to film festival.”

This is one you don’t want to miss! Join us on Wednesday, February 4 at Clancy’s Pub (114th and Dodge) at 5:30 p.m. (Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members)

Make sure to sign in to be eligible for some FREE raffles provided by the Omaha Film Festival!

See you there!

Candidates respond to NFA survey

On Thursday, NFA sent a short survey to candidates for Nebraska Legislature (Read it here).  You can click on the name of the candidate or scroll all the way down to read responses in the order they were received.

Governor

Pete Ricketts
Chuck Hassebrook
Mark G. Elworth Jr.

District 2

Ron Nolte
Bill Kintner

District 3

Tommy L. Garrett

District 4

Robert Bob Hilkemann
Stacy Ryan

District 6

John Stalnaker
Joni Craighead

District 8

Burke Harr
Gwenn Aspen

District 10

Bob Krist

District 12

Merv Riepe
Greg Hosch

District 14

Jim Smith

District 16

Lydia Brasch
Scott Japp

District 18

J. Michael Tesar
Brett Lindstrom

District 20

John S. McCollister
Matt Lathrop

District 22

Paul Schumacher
Douglas J. Liewer

District 24

Mark A. Kolterman
Kirk Tesar

District 26

Matt Hansen
Brint SMoyer

District 28

Dallas Jones
Patty Pansing Brooks

District 30

Roy Baker
Bob Tiemann

District 32

Laura Ebke
Phil Hardenburger

District 34

Curt Friesen

District 36

Matt Williams
Luis Sotelo

District 38

John L. Kuehn

District 40

Tyson Rope Larson
Keith Kube

District 42

Roric R. Paulman
Michael Groene

District 44

Dan Hughs
Steve Stroup

District 46

Adam Morefeld
James Michael Bowers

District 48

Mike Meister
John P. Stinner Sr.

Responses in the order they were received:

Mark Elworth Jr. (Candidate for Governor)

1. No I do not. I support the private sector being in charge of this. We are trying to cut government spending and cut taxes. the government doesn’t know what’s best for your industry, you do.
2. No, I’m for minimum government, I see this as a issue for the private sector. Politicians are good actors and all, but I can’t support spending tax dollars on this.

 

Robert Hilkemann (Candidate for District 4)

In regard to setting up a committee to recommend incentives for film makers, I believe we need to expand any industry, including the film industry, that will bring economic benefit to our state and we need to make ourselves competitive with other states.

As to a film liaison, I would need to know more about projected costs of such a liaison and if that function could be performed by an existing agency as effectively.
Thank you for seeking my opinion.

 

Roy Baker (Candidate for District 30)

We could not go wrong with creating a committee to study the matter of promoting the film industry in Nebraska.  Over the years, there have been some movies made using Nebraska locales, and I was always proud when that happened.  I am sure many other Nebraskans feel the same way.  I am unfamiliar with how promotion is handled in other states, but I am more than willing to learn.

 

Roric Paulman (Candidate for District 42)

I know little of this subject. If elected would be glad to sit down and learn more.

John Stinner (Candidate for District 48)

1.  Yes, I would support the formation of a committee, as I am always for the promotion and growth of economic development.
2.  It appears to be reasonable, but I would need more research.

Chuck Hassebrook (Candidate for Governor)

I strongly support bringing the film liaison position up to industry standards and forming a Committee to conduct a study on how Nebraska could best structure incentives to support film making in Nebraska in the most cost effective and effective manner.  Nebraska has already demonstrated its potential for the film industry.  But just as in every other industry, we must work to make ourselves competitive.  The money spent in film making provides an economic shot in the arm to our communities.  And supporting a vibrant creative community in our state helps us draw and keep the creative young people that all of our businesses need to thrive in the 21st century.

Pete Ricketts (Candidate for Governor)

1.  I am interested in learning more about the formation of such a committee. It seems reasonable to pool resources in a structured effort to examine how best we can promote Nebraska as an inviting and welcoming place for film production.

2. Again, I would appreciate the benefit of your perspective about the ways we best position Nebraska for more filmmaking opportunities, including any changes recommended in this position.