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Issue 117 This Issue’s Spotlight on: “Star Trek Into Darkness” – One Editor’s Journey

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Editor Maryann Brandon counts the film’s opening sequence amongst her favorite editing challenges in “Star Trek Into Darkness” Photo courtesy of: Paramount Pictures
As the Australian premiere of “Star Trek Into Darkness” commenced, in Los Angeles editor Maryann Brandon gave a sigh of relief. The editing team had finished their final pass one hour prior to the event’s start.”We were so up against time,” said Brandon. “I was prepared for the 3D, and I don’t think we had many changes, but it was all happening so fast.”



Stepping into Kaufman’s role as Executive Director of the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is Gigi Semone. A native New Yorker who resides in New York City, Semone has worked in the production industry for many years.


When pulling apart a plane for a film or television production, one must use extreme care. Running through its shafts and walls are toxic materials that can burn through eyes and flesh. Douglas Scroggins, of Scroggins Aviation, as a master at handling these situations and is quickly becoming a go-to expert for the industry.


The first must-attend event 411 Publishing is involved with takes place TODAY, May 23rd! The webinar is free for all to attend, and will be held at 11:00am PST and 2:00pm EST. Registration is open until ten minutes prior to the event.


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LA 411 Print Edition in the Works

With the preparation of the New York 411 printed directory now completed, we turn our focus to the creation of the 2014 LA411 print edition. If you have any information to update about your listing, or would like to learn about advertising opportunities, please email us at: 411update@variety.com

Visit LA 411 at Cine Gear Expo

411 Publishing is excited to return as an exhibitor to this year’s Cine Gear Expo. The expo will kick off with a film festival on May 30, followed by three days of special events and presentations. The Expo will run from May 31 through June 1st on the grounds of the Paramount Lot. Every type of gear and equipment that benefits a production will be on display. Visit 411 Publishing at booth #6 and meet staffers from both New York and Los Angeles. Avoid the line and register for the Cine Gear Expo now. Click this link below: http://www.cinegearexpo.com/

NYPA Board of Directors Announced

The New York Production Alliance has announced the members who were voted into open seats during their May elections. The following individuals – including New York 411’s own Aaron Biberstein – are listed below. Congratulations to all! Directors elected to serve 2013-2015 Alex Asencio Anne Johnson Burke Moody Colleen Donahue David Feldman Debbie Gleason Elias Scoropanos Jae Je Simmons John Amman Terry Lawler Thea Kerman New Member Reps Elected Carl Zucker Sebastian Hoskins Seated directors (2012-2014) Aaron Biberstein Anne Hubbell Barbara DeFina Dennis Reiff Elo Mitchell Brown Neil Dudich Mick Jackman Rick Lopes Terra Bliss Stuart Suna Veronica Sullivan Marty Dubin


Los Angeles Area

Free Screening: Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer 05/28 LACMA Los Angeles, CA www.filmindependent.org/event/free-screening-pussy-riot-a-punk-prayer/

How To Fest LA 05/28 Film Independent Los Angeles, CA http://www.filmindependent.org/event/how-to-fest-l-a/

Cine Gear Expo 05/30 — 06/02 Paramount Lot Hollywood, CA www.cinegearexpo.com


New York Area

Streaming Media East 05/21 — 05/22 Medford, NJ www.streamingmedia.com

AppNation Conference 05/21 — 05/22 New York, NY www.appnationconference.com

Avid MC 201 05/28 — 05/30 Manhattan Edit Workshop New York, NY www.mewshop.com


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