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October 4, 2007

Matthew Newton, NH Film & Television Office
(603) 271-2220
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Film Office to present panel discussion at New Hampshire Film Festival

(Concord, NH) – The New Hampshire Film and Television Office will be presenting the panel discussion, “Guerrilla Distribution: From Pre-Production to Exhibition” on Friday, October 12, from 9-11 a.m. at the Levenson Meeting Room of the Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue in Portsmouth as part of the New Hampshire Film Festival.

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 discussionwillexplore these innovative distribution methods in light of a rapidly changing film market.There willbe a group of New Hampshire's film industry on hand to share a variety of experiences and insight on the subject.

The panel will include Jay Craven (Kingdom County Productions, Director of Disappearances); Bill Millios (Back Lot Films, Director of Dangerous Crosswinds); Peter Shanelaris (Independent Filmmaker/Great Northern Video); Stephen Dignazio (Executive Director, The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem) and Ben Anderson (Founder/Director, Wolfeboro Folk Concert Series). The discussion will be moderated by Van McLeod, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources.

The panel discussion will also be the first of an ongoing video series of workshops and roundtables produced by the New Hampshire Film and Television Office which will soon be made available to the public via the web and DVD. Friday’s panel will be taped with the help of members of the Media Arts Program at New Hampshire Community Technical College - Laconia and Bob Molloy of Molloy Sound and Video Contractors of Manchester.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

The 7th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival runs October 11-14, 2007 in Portsmouth. For more information, visit

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


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