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September 14, 2007

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

New Hampshire Film and Television Office meets with state’s film industry

(Concord, NH) – Members of New Hampshire’s film and television industry met at a filmmaker roundtable, hosted by the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, on September 13, 2007 at the Portsmouth Public Library.

In addition to a brief update from the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, the roundtable discussion focused on state filmmaking incentives and included a feedback session on how the film office could better serve New Hampshire’s film and television industry. Forty-five professionals were in attendance to talk about film and television in the state and share ideas on how to further promote New Hampshire as a film-friendly destination.

The event was held in the Levenson Room of the Portsmouth Public Library. Mary Ann List, the director of the library, was on hand to showcase the room to members of the industry as a potential screening venue for their own works. This community meeting room has video projection capabilities and regularly hosts a film screening series.

“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 so 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 held quarterly throughout the year.

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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