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NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015... (LAST UPDATED MARCH 25, 2015)

1. March 2015 Chair Report
2. GDC Producers Mixer
3. NMC East
4. NMC Northwest
5. Upcoming Events
6. NMC Board: 2014-2015




1.

MARCH 2015 CHAIR REPORT

Hello friends...

The Networking Breakfast, hosted by the NMC and AP Councils, was a great success. Based on the turnout and feedback, this incredible event is expected to become a repeat affair. The next one is already in the planning stages. So what else is coming up? Plenty!

I'd like to report that the next few months are filled with exciting events I hope you can all attend. Registration details to follow. In Los Angeles we have the following...

Friday, April 10 - NMC "OPEN HOUSE" - 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Maker City
This activation "mixer" is designed for NMC Members who want to get involved in the Guild, but don’t know where to begin. The event, which we're doing in conjunction with the AP Council, is designed to attract PGA members interested in getting involved and introducing them to the Board Delegates, Committees (NMC and PGA-wide), and major events. You'll have an opportunity to meet the NMC Board Members and Committee Chairs and also sign up for opportunities to serve. This is NOT a networking event and we're excited to be producing the event with the AP Council.

Thursday, April 16 - YOUTUBE LA SPACE & NMC MIXER - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Come meet content creators and learn more about the YouTube Creative space. Invitation with RSVP details to come.

Saturday, April 18 - SOCIAL MEDIA 101 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
This educational half-day event is designed to teach best practices to producers looking to engage audiences via social media. This event will include reps from the different platforms as well as producers who have been successful in this area. Other upcoming classes planned are in mobile and transmedia.

Thursday, May 14 - MEET THE CANDIDATES @ PGA THIRSTY THURSDAY
Come meet the LA-based candidates for next year's NMC Board.

May 30-31 - PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE
Did you know that registration has already opened up? Please check this link for all the info - http://producedbyconference.com.

Thank you and all the best,

John Heinsen
Chairman, NMC
jheinsen@producersguild.org



2.

NMC MIXER & GDC PRODUCERS PANEL

Game Developers Conference
Join the NMC at GDC!
GDC is THE big conference of the year, and the NMC will be there. Join us for a lively mixer and a killer panel!
Mixer: March 4
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Hogwash, 582 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 361-5500
Complementary craft beer, wine, and appetizers for PGA members and qualified GDC attendees. Bring new member candidates! NW candidates may qualify for an initiation fee discount!

Panel:
Session Title: So You Want to Be a Producer?
Thursday, March 5, 5:30pm
60 Minute Panel
The Career Development Track will be presented in the Career Center Theater located on the Expo Floor in North Hall. Introduction by NMC board member Deborah Todd; moderator NMC board member Asi Burak; speakers Robin Hunicke, Chuck Hoover, and NMC members David Fox and Dmitri Johnson.



3.

NMC EAST

We've kicked off some great programs in the last week for PGA members and NMC members specifically.

Our first ever Need to Know: New Media Skills workshop was sold out and we're adding three more lunch hour dates for our first round on Social Media.

We had the first of our upcoming monthly mixers at Tribeca Tavern and had a great mix of members and potential members from tech, film, TV, and everything in between. Join us on March 19, April 16, or May 21!

We have several great events in development for later in the year, a comedy event, and some fantastic speakers.

Meanwhile, if you want to get involved, learn more, or have ideas for an event or venue, get in touch with cburns@producersguild.org we'd love to hear from you.

NMC East Monthly Mixers (March 19, April 16, and May 21)
Games for Change Festival (at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 21-23)
Comedy Event (March TBD)
Paley Center Event (April TBD)



4.

NMC NORTHWEST

Come and meet the PGA Northwest Chair, John Gillis, at the Game Developers Conference Mixer on Wednesday, March 4, along with NMC Chair John Heinsen, and several NMC Board Delegates. March 4, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Hogwash, 582 Sutter St., San Francisco.



5.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 3-4, 2015 – BroadbandTV Show in Los Angeles
PGA members attend keynotes and exhibits FREE!

The BroadbandTV show (www.bbtvcon.com) will tackle the most pressing issues related to content democratization, distribution, TV Everywhere strategies, advertising in the digital age, and more. Join leading innovators in the television and entertainment space for two days of in-depth perspectives on the issues that matter. FREE exhibit and keynote passes, as well as discounted full conference passes can be accessed here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broadbandtv-los-angeles-alliance-partner-registration-tickets-15360886826

March 4, 2015 - PGA Recruiting Mixer @ GDC – 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Hogwash, 582 Sutter St., San Francisco. Complementary craft beer, wine, and appetizers for PGA members and qualified GDC attendees.

March 5, 2015 - PGA Panel @ GDC: So You Want To Be A Producer? Thursday, 5:30pm, Career Center Theater on the Expo Floor in the North Hall.

Introductions: NMC Board member Deborah Todd; Moderator NMC Board member Asi Burak; Speakers: Robin Hunicke, Chuck Hoover, and NMC Members David Fox and Dmitri Johnson.

March 6, 2015 - PGA Transmedia Panel at AFCI Locations Show, 11:30am to 12:30pm, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. FREE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION March 5 - http://bit.ly/1wD26JM. Panel Link - http://bit.ly/1AuW48R.

March 13, 2015 - NMC NW Masterclass in Aerial Photography in San Francisco; details to come.

April 16, 2015 - DATE CHANGE - YouTube LA Space & NMC Mixer; 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Official invite to come with RSVP details.



6.

NMC BOARD: 2014-2015

John Heinsen – Chair
Gary Bryman – Vice Chair
Felicia Wong – Vice Chair
Deborah Todd – Secretary
Emily Barclay Ford - Secretary
Jesse Albert
Laura Allen
Jennie Bourne
Kristin Bousquet
Asi Burak
Caitlin Burns
Stacy Bustin
John Canning
Tarah Feinberg
John Gilles
Blaine Graboyes
Sophia Kim
Esther Lim
Kate McCallum
Unjoo Na
Cris Popenoe
Renee Rosenfeld
Julia Schulhof
Galit Vaturi
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