LAS VEGAS — The NAB Show (www.nabshow.com) expanded its programs and initiatives for filmmakers this year by providing the Hollywood creative and production communities with an increased number of education and networking opportunities. The show has joined forces with a number of Hollywood’s unions, guilds and organizations to develop conference programming, offer a Filmmakers Lounge, and targeted tours of the exhibit hall.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council, the American Cinema Editors (ACE), the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 (ICG), and the Visual Effects Society (VES) are all partnering with NAB this year to create the Content Conference. The alliances include participation from high-level speakers in the Content Theater. The Content Conference will feature educational sessions on current issues and trends in feature film, TV and small screen production. The sessions will focus on the latest tools and techniques in virtual on-set production, new color workflows for digital filmmakers, mobile and sports content creation, genre and low budget filmmaking, and other topics. A Filmmaker's Lounge will be set up in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Conventions Center, where members of Hollywood unions, guilds, and associations can meet and relax. Representatives from the different Hollywood groups will also lead guided tours of the NAB Show exhibit hall.