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Events for Thursday September 12, 2013


Director's Book Club

Director's Book Club


Thursday September 12, 2013
10:00 AM
Please join us as we discuss Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War in 1972, Cambridge student Serena Frome, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer whose politics align with those of the government.


Book Lovers' Circle

Book Lovers' Circle


Thursday September 12, 2013
7:00 PM
Do you have a passion for reading and for books? Then come to our Book Lovers' Circle. Usually scheduled for the first Thursday of the month this is a holiday make up date.

You will hear about the newest books available at the library, receive a reading list and have a chance to share your own favorites, both old and new. A great way to expand your reading horizons, meet other readers and have fun! Refreshments will be served.

The first Thursday of every month starting February 06, 2014 until December 04, 2014


Film Critics

Developing, Making and Marketing an Independent Film


Thursday September 12, 2013
7:00 PM
In what promises to be a fascinating presentation, New York Film Critics series producer Mark Ehrenkranz, will provide us with an inside look at independent films: their conception and development, packaging and financing, production, marketing and much more.

An Independent film is a feature film which is produced mostly or completely outside of the major film studio system. Some of our best and most popular films –– American Beauty, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pulp Fiction, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Psycho, to name a few, –– were Independent films. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower film budgets than major studio films. 

The discussion will include the process of developing an idea to taking a film to market and everything in between. Mark will explore the developmental stages of how to plan, write a screenplay, how to package a project and how to fund it. Once a film is fully or partially funded, what must a filmmaker do to begin production and finish post production? Upon completion of a project, how does a filmmaker market it and premiere it at festivals and screenings? Once a movie has a mode of distribution strategy so that audiences may see it, the process continues with PR, marketing and managing the revenue. This talk will explore the entire lifespan — one that has been compared to bearing offspring from baby to adult and the various cycles with which a project experiences for both the movie fan and or professional.

Bio

Mark Ehrenkranz is the New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS) producer. Along with the NYFCS’ critics, Mark curates the finest films available along with the guests for the ongoing seasons. Mark has also accomplished the following: he is the producer of Turbulent Souls – a Full Length Feature Film based on The memoirs of Stephen J. Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics); the Creator/Marketing Director of VideoLine; the Associate Supervising Director of Michael Nesmith's Prime Time NBC Series, Television Parts; and has developed comedy videos for Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg and others. Mark is also a freelance video director and producer and has wrote, produced and directed comedy videos with theatrical New York City Comedians.
 


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