On February 20-21, Digital Media Wire (host to Future of TV and Future of Film) combines Digital Music Forum East and West into one large event simply named DMW Music. The event will be taking place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY. Film Anthropology will be in attendance of the event.
DMW Music still has open availability for music industry professionals interested in attending, along with 500+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders as they gather in Downtown New York to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year’s event will be packed with great content, stellar people and a lot of companies that are new on the music-tech scene.
Register here: http://dmw-music.com/register/ For FilmAnthropology subscriber discounts, e-mail info (at) norcrossmedia (dot) com.
The 2012 Future of Film Summit in Beverly Hills was a busy, informative series of panel discussions that didn’t fail any of the attendees. Many Los Angelenos mixed well with filmmakers from all over the United States, including representatives of production companies in San Francisco, Chicago, Arkansas, New England, New York (yours truly) and a few international producers, specifically from France and Great Britain.
As expected, the most attended event of the day was the keynote discussion with Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith. The discussion revolved around Smith’s experience going from an indie filmmaker to a full fledged highly recognized Hollywood Director. Smith was honest in talking with the crowd about his “Cindarella story” and how the way he was discovered and handed a career is no longer an option for new filmmakers because they have to work harder for the recognition. Smith went on to make some poignant quotes, which we’ve not failed to
tweet and retweet, among our favorite is: “the audience will always take you further than someone in a position of power”. You can read more on FA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
-Eric M. Norcross
Via cellphone from Hollywood, California
Dynamic duo Fiore and Jen discuss their important film “The Vanishing City” which explores New York State’s abuse of Eminent Domain Law. We are introduced to a city with a plan for the future, and many of its residents and property owners are not part of that plan. This documentary breaks wide open a vast conspiracy of businessmen, politicians and complicated paperwork all for the single purpose of re-making and re-inventing a New York that doesn’t include most of us.