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The PGA East Documentary Committee invites you and a guest to...
ANATOMY OF A GREEN LIGHT
From Pitch to Production Case Study:
with MSNBC DOCUMENTARY
Btwn 9th & 10th Ave.
Thursday, February 7
432 West 45th St.
Doors open, meet and greet, and refreshments at 6:30pm
Panel from 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Drinks, refreshments and networking from 8:15pm - 9:00pm
A comprehensive look at what MSNBC has to consider when commissioning a series. We will take the audience through the process from the initial pitch through green light.
Elise Warner, MSNBC
Elise Warner has been with MSNBC for nearly 15 years, most of it spent as Senior Producer for Documentaries. In 2006 her job expanded to include the role of Director of Development. In 2008, Ms. Warner helped launch MSNBC Films, a division of the documentary department committed to spotlighting extraordinary works, both new and acquisitions. Elise Executive Produced the first film under the new banner, DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER and has overseen dozens of independent films since. Other documentary credits include TALHOTBLOND, WITCHHUNT, YOUNG KIDS, HARD TIME, and MIND OVER MANIA. Elise is also the Executive Producer of the long-running LOCKUP series on MSNBC and has produced more than 150 hours of documentary programming.
David Beilinson, Partner, Rumur Inc
David's produced a collection of groundbreaking documentary films, including BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN, CODE 33, and HORNS AND HALOS. His work has appeared on HBO, A&E, MSNBC, PBS, and Direct TV. Prior to joining Rumur, he was a producer for the Emmy-winning PBS series IN THE MIX. At 19, he got his start as an associate working at Miramax Films, where he helped implement their first online rights management catalog. Born and raised in Miami Beach, David graduated from the Gallatin School at New York University.
Michael Galinsky, Partner, Rumur Inc
Michael is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician. He’s directed and produced six award-winning feature films and dozens of shorts, including BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN, CODE 33, HORNS AND HALOS, and HALF-COCKED. Michael is a Guggenheim Fellow, and his latest book of photos will be published by Steidl-Miles in Fall 2013. He is a contributing editor for Documentary Magazine, writing articles about filmmaking and distribution. Raised in Chapel Hill, Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Religious Studies from NewYork University. He previously played bass for Sleepyhead.
Beth Fraikorn, PGA, is the co-founder and principal of Remarkable Content Group, a boutique content sales agency. Beth has an accomplished career in global entertainment production, distribution and strategic partnerships. Credits include programs for NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, Disney, Sesame Workshop, ID, EPIX, STYLE, OWN among others. She was instrumental in the creation of Disney i.d.e.a.s. and NHK’s HD CGI studio. Beth has also held positions in strategic alliances/M&A and consulted to top media clients.
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