Midtown Wednesdays: Change Brings Opportunity for Film Industry

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 09:42.

Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Last week's Sundance Film Festival announced that Web, digital cable and satellite distribution for homes, computers and handheld gadgets will be able send movies to every corner of the world instantly. Waiting for movie releases will be a thing of the past. Read more here.

Independent filmmakers are seizing the opportunity to reshape the movie industry with digital technology and new forms of Internet entrepreneurship. These changes open up a myriad of skills and jobs in software, production, logistics, artistic talent and sound design.

Join us to learn how you can connect to a new film incubator initiative in Midtown. Let's promote regional talent and build a robust, collaborative arts and entertainment industry in NEO.

Visit the Midtown Wednesdays Blog and explore next steps.

Forum Leader: Alex Michaels, Knight Studio, a division of Prelude2Cinema

Learn more:

Ireland makes a pitch to Bollywood for jobs. More here.

You don't need to go to LA for training anymore. Here's how one community college in Shreveport, Louisiana creates curriculum keeping hopefuls closer to home. More.

Coming up: Wednesday, February 8: Building Incubators in Midtown

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

Cleveland, OH 44103

Notes from last week's session: "Civic Journalism Accelerates New Networks" are available here.

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Keep your eye on Alex Michaels - an early adopter of technology applications and collaborative behavior.

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