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PGA EAST NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF June 20...

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FIRST LOOK SCREENING SERIES

The PGA East Documentary/Non-Fiction Committee presents First Look, a screening series showcasing pre-release documentaries followed by a filmmaker Q&A and short reception. The series is programmed and managed by a selection panel comprised of committee members.

 

First Look is focused on documentaries that are released by small distributors, self-distributed or do not yet have distribution. (Studios and larger distributors are invited to participate in the official PGA screening program). In 2017 First Look screened KIKI, THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP, DINA, QUEST, A SUITABLE GIRL and THE FORCE.

 

The venue, tech and reception are provided at no cost to the filmmakers. First Look does not cover filmmaker transportation or “print” shipping costs. The producer and/or director must be available to participate in post-screening Q&A.

 

In 2018 the First Look series will screen monthly, March – September. Although First Look is not a member screening program, members are strongly encouraged to submit their documentaries for consideration. All documentaries should be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to release date. This is a very competitive process, and the FIRST LOOK selection panel decisions are final.

 

If you are interested in joining the Documentary/ Non-Fiction Committee, visit the Documentary/Non-Fiction Committee page


If you are interested in submitting your documentary for consideration, please complete the 
First Look Submission Form.

 

For questions regarding First Look or information regarding the official PGA screening program, please contact Mitzie Rothzeid, Director, PGA East mrothzeid@producersguild.org.   



NYC Events and Screenings


PGA East Committee Meeting
Education Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 21st at 7:00pm at Select Office Suites

The Education Committee is holding their next Committee meeting on Thursday evening, June 21st, from 7 - 9 p.m., at the PGA East offices in room 11 - O1 at the Select Office Suites . 
Please RSVP. Light dinner will be served. Hope to see you then, there!

RSVP at pga-ny@producersguild.org


PGA East Event
Non-Fiction Job Forum
Monday, June 25th at 6:30pm at LMHQ

Looking to line up your next job? Want an exclusive opportunity to meet with potential employers from all genres of non-fiction production and across all media platforms, as well as network with your fellow Guild members? Then sign up now for the 2018 PGA East Job Forum!

RSVP & more info



PGA East First Look Documentary Screening
MINDING THE GAP + Q&A
Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00pm at Light Iron

Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in MINDING THE GAP Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. As the film unfolds, Bing captures 23-year-old Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend deteriorate after the birth of their son and 17-year-old Keire struggling with his racial identity as he faces new responsibilities following the death of his father. While navigating a difficult relationship between his camera, his friends, and his own past, Bing ultimately weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.

RSVP & more info. 



PGA East Screening
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

Thursday, June 28th at 7:30pm at the Park Avenue Screening Room

In 1980, through a series of coincidences, two complete strangers—19-year-olds Robert Shafran and Edward Galland —made the astonishing discovery that they were identical twins. They had been separated at birth, adopted and raised by different families. Even more incredibly, when their story ran in the New York Post, another 19 year-old, David Kellman, realized he was their triplet, adopted to yet another family. After an overwhelmingly joyful reunion, they became instant media sensation sensations, interviewed by Tom Brokaw and Phil Donahue, clubbing at Studio 54, even appearing in a movie with Madonna. But the brothers’ discovery set in motion a chain of events that, decades later, unearthed an extraordinary and disturbing secret.

RSVP & more info


INDUSTRY INVITES


AFI DOCS 2018

AFI DOCS returns to Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD, from June 13-17. Each year, the festival is committed to providing artists with the opportunity to present powerfully told, artfully constructed stories – and to connect audiences and filmmakers with policy leaders. The 16th edition will showcase 92 films representing 22 countries – including five world premieres, one international premiere, one North American premiere, eight U.S. premieres and four East Coast premieres. This includes films in the VR showcase, which invites audiences to participate in immersive virtual reality experiences that represent the cutting edge of documentary storytelling.


This year’s programming has been expanded to the National Mall, with special screenings at the National Air and Space Museum, the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History and the United States Institute of Peace.


The full slate of films can be found at https://www.goelevent.com/AFIDocs/e/Search.


AFI DOCS 2018 passes are the best way to enjoy all of the incredible films and programs the festival has to offer. In addition to access to screenings, passes provide exclusive access to the VR showcase. Passes are available to Producers Guild members at the same discounted rates available to AFI Two-Star members. (http://www.afi.com/afidocs/passes.aspx) To purchase a pass at the discounted rate, please email estover@afi.com to receive a special link.


Tickets for individual screenings are available at http://www.afi.com/afidocs/tickets.aspx.



 

UPCOMING EVENTS & SCREENING


PGA East Screening
CHI-TOWN + Q&A
Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00pm

PGA East Committee Meeting
Documentary Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 12th at 6:30pm

PGA East Screening

DON'T WORRY HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT
Thursday, July 12th at 7:30pm
 


 

You can view all upcoming PGA events on the PGA website calendar

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