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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2007

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

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

(Concord, NH) – The next New Hampshire Filmmaker Roundtable, presented by the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, will take place on Thursday, September 13 from 12-2 p.m. in the Levenson Meeting Room of the Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue in Portsmouth.

In addition to an update from the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, our discussion will focus on two topics:

Filmmaking Incentives - The landscape of filmmaking is changing throughout New England, and as our regional neighbors enact legislation and incentives to attract more production to their jurisdictions, New Hampshire needs to take a look at how it can remain competitive. What can we offer to filmmakers? What can't we do? How do we become a filmmaking destination while, at the same time, continue to protect our New Hampshire resources and our way of life? We'll take some time to discuss this and hear your thoughts.

What can the Film Office do for you? - The intention of our quarterly filmmaker roundtables is to provide our industry with a forum where they can be updated on the latest news and information from the Film Office and sound off with their suggestions and comments. Our roundtables also give New Hampshire's film professionals with the opportunity to network with one another. This time around, we want to know your thoughts on how the New Hampshire Film and Television Office can serve you better. What programs should we put in place for the state's industry? Are you interested in cooperative advertising? What are we currently doing that is working? What could be done better? This is your chance to tell us your needs.

Industry professionals are invited to attend this networking event and visit the new Levenson Room of the Portsmouth Public Library. This community meeting room has video projection capabilities and regularly hosts a film screening series.

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 Monday, September 10 via e-mail at film@nh.gov or by calling (603) 271-2220. For directions to the Portsmouth Public Library, visit www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/about-dir.htm.

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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