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Digital Production Buzz — April 17, 2014

  • Documenting the Death of “Rhythm & Hues”
  • Promoting Independent Films in New Mexico
  • How to Make Money on Your Movie
  • Film-making is for Everyone

GUESTS: Christina Lee Storm, Dirk Norris, Brad Stoddard, Jessica Hall, and Nic Novicki

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Christina Lee Storm, Producer, Accelerated Entertainment

As of April 17th, 2014, the 30-minute documentary “Life After Pi,” chronicling the death of one of Hollywood’s most prominent visual effects houses, Rhythm & Hues. R&H received the Oscar for Visual Effects in 2013, eleven days after declaring bankruptcy. Filmmaker Christina Lee Storm documented the behind-the-scenes factors that led to this sad and unforgettable moment in the history of Hollywood. She joins us tonight to talk about it.

Dirk Norris, President/Executive Director, New Mexico Film Foundation
Brad Stoddard, President, New Mexico Post Alliance

Dirk Norris formed the New Mexico Film Foundation, where he is now president and Executive Director, to help grow the independent film community there. Brad Stoddard is the President of the New Mexico Post Alliance and a certified Final Cut Pro X trainer at the University of New Mexico. They join us this evening to talk about a new campaign, “Life in New Mexico,” with an invitation to participate.

Jessica Hall, Director, Innovate Practice / 3Pillar Global

Jessica Hall is the Director of Innovate Practice at 3Pillar Global, a firm that helps convert great ideas into money. Recently, she spoke at the 2014 NAB Show on “Monetizing Content in the New Digital World.” Tonight, she joins us to talk about what independent film producers need to know and do to convert their films into cash with engaged fan bases.

Nic Novicki, Founder/Director, Disability Film Challenge

Nic Novicki is an actor, comedian and producer who started the “48 Hour Disability Film Challenge” to encourage disabled filmmakers to further their careers. Tonight he explains the contest and why he created it.

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