(October 267th, 2014) Buffalo Film Expo (BFX), a one day educational event comprised of workshops aimed at professional and aspiring filmmakers, will be held Saturday, Nov. 1st from 10 am to 5:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee Street in Cheektowaga. Area film professionals serve as panelists covering screenwriting, producing, the NYS Film Tax Credit, cinematography, the business side of acting and gear. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID.
“The film industry in the Buffalo-Niagara region is growing,” says Gregory Lamberson, who organized the event with Chris Scioli. “This conference is aimed at people who want to learn more about the film making process, and people who want to participate in this growing industry in our region. Writers, producers, camera people and actors can all benefit from the information shared here. This is also a great networking opportunity: we encourage people to bring their business cards and head shots.”
BFX is sponsored by Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, which runs Fri, Nov. 7th – Thurs, Nov. 13th at Eastern Hills Cinema; Buffalo Movie-Video Makers, the oldest amateur film society in the nation; and Adam Bloch Sound. Attendees will receive one free pass to see 6 Bullets to Hell, a new spaghetti western playing at Buffalo Dreams Fri, Nov. 7th at 9:45 pm.
The Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center, 48 Hr. Film Festival, and regional production companies Pixelmander, LLC, White Lion Studios, Metroisha Productions and Martin McGee Productions will all have a presence in the banquet room. All speakers are subject to availability.
10:30 am Screenwriting: Greg Stuhr (The American Side), Korey Green (The Romans), Greg Lamberson (Dry Bones).
11:40 am Producing Your First Feature: Bobby Gott (B.O.Y.D.), Elizabeth Nixon (Elizabeth Bathory) Brandyn T. Williams (Dwelling) and John Renna (Dick Johnson & Tommygun vs. the Cannibal Cop).
12:50 pm The NYS Film Tax Credit: Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark, Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office Executive Director Nora Brown, Buffalo Film Office Director of Operations Rich Wall
2:10 pm Cinematography: Chris Santucci, Stephen Powell, Matthew Nardone and Tom Wills.
3:20 pm The Business Side of Acting (Casting/Presentation): Greg Stuhr, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, J. Garrett Vorreuter
4:30 pm Gear Talk: Chris Santucci, Tom Wills.
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