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Hanson Film Institute co-presents

Inside Track 2016: GET REAL, Breaking Into Reality TV

December 2, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Industry professionals and reality TV winner convene in Tucson for panel. Opportunity for locals to pitch their own reality TV ideas.
Anthony Michael - Ink Magazine
TUCSON, AZ [November 15, 2016] – Film Tucson and the UA Hanson Film Institute will co-present the latest Inside Track panel entitled “GET REAL: Breaking into Reality TV” on Friday December 2 at the Center for Creative Photography. The panel will explore the world of reality TV or, in entertainment industry terms, “unscripted” television. Three industry professionals will join reality TV winner Anthony Michaels to provide insider information on how reality TV is made, the types of shows producers are looking for, how to get a reality TV show idea in front of an industry decision-maker, strategies for winning once you’re a contestant, and more. Also, locals with an idea for a reality TV show are invited to enter the Inside Track contest. Winners will get to pitch their idea to the panelists.
The panelists include Tucson-based Anthony Michaels, who won first place in Season 7 of Spike TV’s Ink Master. Anthony competed to win $100,000 and a cover story in 247 Ink. He will be joined by reality TV producer Ryane Belafsky, agent Nir Caspi, and Josh Murphy, development executive at Pilgram Media Group. The Los Angeles-based Belafsky, Caspi and Murphy are all University of Arizona alumni, with degrees in Media Arts, Finance and Media Arts Producing respectively.

HANSON IN THE NEWS

Apache 8, documenting the first all-women wildland firefighter crew, to open the 2016 United Nations Film Festival

UA’s Hanson Film Institute produced the film about the crew members, all from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Northern Arizona

Programmers of the United Nations Documentary Film Festival (UNAFF) have selected APACHE 8, produced by the University of Arizona’s Hanson Film Institute, to be the festival’s 2016 Opening Night film. Nita Quintero, a firefighter featured in the film, and Vicky Westover, Hanson Film Institute director and a producer of the film, will be in attendance at the screening, taking place at the Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto California on October 20, 2016.

Directed by Sande Zeig, APACHE 8 tells the story of the all-women wildland firefighter crew that has been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the US for over 30 years. The film delves into the heroic lives of the firefighters, all from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, as they overcome gender stereotypes and the problems that come with life on the impoverished reservation to become some of the country’s most elite firefighters…MORE→

Hanson Film Institute Welcomes New Assistant Director

Kerryn Negus

The UA Hanson Film Institute, College of Fine Arts is delighted to introduce you to Kerryn Negus. Kerryn was contracted by the Institute earlier this year as Marketing Manager and was appointed Assistant Director in July 2016.

Kerryn Negus is an arts producer working in film and theatre. In the film industry, Kerryn has worked in acquisitions, development, and marketing and PR. As Vice President of the Los Angeles office of PR agency DDA, her client roster included Miramax Films, New Line Films and Summit International, and she regularly represented films at the Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals…. MORE→