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January 8, 2007

Matthew Newton, NH Film & Television Office
(603) 271-2220
film@nh.gov

New Hampshire Film and Television Office to hold Filmmakers Roundtable in Wilton

(Concord, NH) – The next New Hampshire Filmmaker Roundtable, presented by the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, will take place on Tuesday, February 27 from 12-2 p.m. at the Wilton Town Hall Theatre, 40 Main Street in Wilton.

In addition to an update from the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, there will be a panel discussion focusing onfilm and video distribution alternatives. As independent filmmaking flourishes, filmmakers are finding new and unique ways of getting their work seen, putting traditional distribution on the back burner. From grassroots four-walling to user-created content online to DVD and digital delivery systems,the discussion will explore these innovative distribution methods in light of a rapidly changing film market. There will be a group of New Hampshire's film industry on hand to share a variety of experiences and insight on the subject.

“These roundtables are a great opportunity for New Hampshire’s film and television industry to connect not only with the film office but with each other,” says Van McLeod, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Matthew Newton, Film Specialist managing the New Hampshire Film and Television Office agrees. “It’s an exciting time for film in New Hampshire and there’s much to talk about. This gives us a chance to meet face-to-face with our industry professionals and provide them with first-hand information.”

The New Hampshire Filmmaker Roundtable is a lunch-hour gathering of the state's film industry professionals, amateurs and students. Attendees are encouraged to come B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch!) If members of New Hampshire's film industry are interested in attending, please RSVP by Friday, February 23 via e-mail at film@nh.gov or by calling (603) 271-2220.

For directions to the Wilton Town Hall Theatre, visit http://www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com/directions.asp.

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, works to expand business activity and employment throughout the state by acting as a liaison between the film industry and an established network of government agencies, the state’s film industry workforce, and local property owners. The office is responsible for location assistance, public relations, and general production support in an effort to broaden the cultural and economic impact of film and television production in the state. For more information about film and television production in New Hampshire, call (603) 271-2220 or visit www.nh.gov/film.

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