Wellness, Culture and Sport

New Brunswick Film to host fourth industry summit (09/09/14)

NB 1334

Sept. 14, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - New Brunswick Film will host members of the film, television and new media industry at the New Brunswick Film and Television Industry Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton. The summit's theme, The Future is Now, focuses on trends in new media.

"We are proud to host the fourth annual New Brunswick Film Industry Summit, which provides an opportunity for New Brunswickers involved in film, television, and interactive media to gather, network, collaborate and learn from one another," said Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport Hédard Albert.

The summit, in partnership with the New Brunswick Producers' Association, includes one-on-one meetings, seminars, networking opportunities, and topics focussing on new media and its impact on the future of New Brunswick's film industry.

"We have invited an exceptional group of keynote speakers to the summit, who will touch on very different aspects of the film and television industry," said Maurice André Aubin, president of the New Brunswick Producers' Association. "We are also making time for participants to have one-on-one discussions with television broadcasters and guest speakers."

The summit allows producers, crew, animators, and industry support services to create partnerships, pitch their projects to national broadcasters and producers, and learn new industry trends from distinguished industry experts.

"Telefilm Canada supports the New Brunswick Film and Television Industry Summit because it's an important relationship-building event for filmmakers and industry stakeholders," said Gordon Whittaker, Atlantic region director - business development and regional feature film executive, Telefilm Canada. "For us, it's a smart investment in strengthening the New Brunswick film industry."

Keynote speakers who will share their perspectives on the industry include Howard Lichtman, president of The Lighting Group (Toronto), who will speak on trends in the film industry; Monique Simard, executive director, Office national du film du Canada, on changing to digital at the National Film Board; Neil Smolar, president, NDi Media (Montreal), on the relationship between new media, film and television; and Véronique Marino, executive director of the French program, L'Institut national de l'image et du son, on beyond new media.

Registration for the summit is now open on the New Brunswick Film website. For more information and to register, contact New Brunswick Film at 506-869-6868, or by e-mail at nbfilm@gnb.ca.


MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Donaghy, communications, Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport, 506-457-6445.