The PGA East invites you to...
LOST IN TRANSLATION: A BROAD ABROAD
Monday, August 10
8:15am - Doors open for continental breakfast
8:30am - Event begins promptly
PGA East Office
100 Ave. of the Americas, 12th floor, Suite 1240
Btwn Grand & Watts St.
PGA members only. Limited seats. Confirmed RSVP required.
When you work in TV or film, your job may be a lot of fun... however, anything you do day after day can become a grind. Have you ever fantasized about trading it all in to live and work overseas? There are opportunities to work all over the globe, and New York and LA experience can be highly sought after.
PGA East member Jean Candiotte has done just that. In early 2014, she left her job and her life in New York to move to the Middle East, where she now oversees advertising as well as web and short form content for OSN - a TV network based in Dubai. What happens when a life-long New Yorker finds herself on the other side of the globe...? How do you reach an audience so vastly different from yourself, produce in languages you can't even speak, and handle cultural differences? Join Jean and her husband - a lawyer working in Dubai - for a lively conversation as they discuss the grit and the glamour of the life of the expat.
Jean Candiotte - Creative Director, OSN
Jean has worked in the US and internationally as a Creative Executive and Producer. She's currently Creative Director at OSN, a pay TV network based in Dubai in the UAE, reaching 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to this, Jean was Creative Director and Head of East Coast for MOPED Productions in New York, and Supervising Producer for the Emmy nominated Public Television series, America ReFramed. Jean also served as Senior Vice President, Editorial and Creative Director at Oxygen Media, where she developed the brand, and oversaw on air promotion, web, and short form content. She has also lived in Hong Kong and Singapore, where she worked for News Corp's STAR TV, the MGM Gold Movie Network, and the National Geographic Channel. Jean has also been a Writer, Producer, and Director for MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon in the US, and has supervised shoots with a wide range of talent -- from Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep, to Fabio. Jean’s work has been honored with multiple Emmy nominations and industry awards including the Gracie Allen, New York Festival, CINE, Promax, BDA, Telly, Cristal, and Parents’ Choice Awards. http://www.jean-candiotte.com/about/
Barry Greenberg - Senior Associate, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
Barry is a senior associate at the law firm BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates, based in Dubai, in the UAE. Prior to this he spent his career working in the insurance industry, as both a litigator and claims counsel in the New York market. http://bsabh.com/lawyer/barry-greenberg/
Dana Kuznetzkoff - PGA East Member at Large and Co-Chair PBNY 2015
This invitation is non-transferable and has no cash value.