In case you missed it: NFA November meeting recap

Wednesday’s meeting had some real excitement and good conversation going on!  If you weren’t there, you really missed out!

Announcements:

The 10th Omaha Film Festival is fast approaching. Marc Longbrake, who just returned from the Austin Film Festival, reminds members the Fall Mixer is Nov. 21. The Late deadline to enter films and screenplays for the OFF is Nov. 17 and volunteers are always needed, just email omahafilmfestival@gmail.com.

The NFA sent surveys to candidates in the recent election. While there wasn’t a lot of response, the two gubernatorial candidates did answer positively, and others that responded expressed interest in learning more! The Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office has election results: http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/

The NFA has in the works a quarterly program for Omaha’s cable access network KPOA. A sign-up sheet was passed around, but volunteers are still being accepted for all positions: Cam op, floor director, audio tech, writer/producer and others. Look for more about this coming up soon! This will be a showcase of Nebraska projects and talent and we’ll need you to make it happen – think PROMOTION!

Speakers

Some production gear on the film location for a locally shot film.

NFA members talked about their recent experience supporting a film shot locally and written by Omaha Native Erich Hover – It Snows All the Time. Some members were extras and another was a location manager!

Independent filmmaker and new Nebraskan Alex Ward shared details about his upcoming project and need to fill crew and talent positions. It was his first visit at a NFA networking meeting and we look forward to many more! There were other first-timers there, too! Hope to see them again at future NFA meetings!

Testimonials

Speaking of future meetings, Margie would like NFA members (and other filmmakers) to send her testimonials to be used to help us inform lawmakers about the film industry here in Nebraska. Just write out a few paragraphs describing projects that you’ve worked on and your experience here in the state when it comes to filmmaking! Email marjsturgeon@gmail.com. The legislature starts back up on Jan. 7!

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