Have you ever had a hand in bringing other peoples visions to the screen and wondered if you are ready to branch out on your own? Maybe you've got so many ideas about what you want to see on TV or in film, and want to establish your own brand of media. Do you know you have the talent and passion to succeed, but haven't been successful finding a job to advance your career and want to take matters into your own hands? If so, you don't want to miss our discussion on Tuesday, April 26th at Future Media Concepts!
Come meet our panelists Matt Anderson (Missing Peace Productions)
, Jessica Piscitelli (Capture Video Inc.)
and Jane Root (Nutopia
). Founders of successful production companies they will share the pearls and perils of:
Carving out a niche in the industry
The impact of ever-changing technology
Their personal experiences about funding a startup/new company
Learn what to expect if you want to make media and make money doing what you love!
Seating is limited, to reserve a spot please RSVP to email@example.com.
$10.00 Members/$25.00 Public
Jessica Piscitelli is the owner of Capture Video, Inc., a media production company specializing in online video since 2000. During Capture Video’s first decade, Jessica produced educational and promotional videos for such diverse clientele as the U.S. Geological Survey, Georgetown University, and DC Superior Courts. She has been named one of WashingtonianMagazine’s best videographers through her wedding video venture Jessica Pi Productions. An accomplished writer and storyteller, Jessica is a regular commentator on WAMU, Washington, DC’s NPR station.
Matt Anderson is an accomplished media producer. During his 26 year career, he has served as program director, production director and on-air talent at a number of major broadcast outlets including CBS Radio’s WPGC-AM and Radio One’s WPRS-FM, WKYS and Majic 102.3. In addition, Matt is a skilled still and video photographer, editor and motion graphic designer. He is consistently on the cutting edge of digital content production and delivery technology.
In 1999, Matt founded Missing Peace Productions (MPP) to serve a niche of small businesses and ministries with creative digital media solutions. Matt balances shooting corporate and marketing videos with commercial work, music videos and TV programs. His credit list includes: Radio One (The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, The Warren Ballentine Show), CBS Radio, President Obama Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, The Grammy Salute to Gospel, My Weight Doctor, and others. MPP has produced projects that have featured Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bishop TD Jakes, Grammy winner Yolanda Adams. His work has aired on Comcast Cable, ABC-TV, BET and OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network). His upcoming goals include producing full length feature films and documentaries.
www.missingpeacepro.com Feature/Commercial portfolio
www.mattandersontv.com Cutting-edge technologies and innovations
Jane Root is the Founder and Chief Executive of Nutopia. She has been channel controller on both sides of the Atlantic: from 2004-2007 she was President at Discovery Channel US responsible for shows including Planet Earth, Man vs. Wild, Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, Grizzly Man and Man On A Wire. At the BBC2 in the UK (1998-2004) her hits included The Office, Top Gear, Great Britons, Restoration, The Apprentice andCoast. Prior to that Jane was a founding member of Wall to Wall Television probably best known in the UK for Who Do You Think You Are? andin theUSfor PBS’ Texas Ranger House series. Jane co-founded Nutopia in 2008. The company focuses on ambitious factual series of all types, as well as factually-inspired drama. Nutopia has created a new kind of television with the 'mega doc', a channel-defining approach to huge subjects by applying audacious, groundbreaking production values and technology to classic subjects. Nutopia’s first mega doc was the 12-hour Emmy Award winning series, America: The Story of US for History US. That series has been described as “a groundbreaking initiative of epic proportions”. Airing in April 2010, it was introduced by President Barack Obama, became the most watched show in History Channel history and was nominated for 4 Emmy’s. Recent productions include the adrenalin-fueled drama doc, 9/11: The Test, for Channel 4, History US & BBC Worldwide – an immersive, edge-of-the-seat drama-doc that propels viewers into the heart of 9/11 in the words of key political and military leaders, and ordinary men and women on the frontlines of a new war.