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Between Takes

Morning Coffee Talks & Industry Conversations

Temple Restaurant, Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903




Informal gatherings to meet and network with visiting filmmakers and industry leaders. Located at the Temple Restaurant, Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Cost: $15 for the general public with tickets sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday - August 11, 2011 -

Growing Pains: Making the Move from Short to Feature Film Production.

Filmmakers discuss the ins and outs of making the transition from short film to feature production. Featuring a guest panel made up of filmmakers in-competition at this years RIIFF! Come engage with your peers at this unique, informal panel session


Guest panelists include Elfar Adalsteins ("Sailcloth"), Rob Sorrenti ("Hollow"), Michael Cuomo ("Happy New Year"), Lorrel Manning, ("Happy New Year"), and Michael Ricigliano ("Lily of the Feast")


Moderator: Reshad Kulenovic, writer/director


Location: Temple Restaurant Lounge, 120 Francis Street, Providence, RI

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Friday – August 12, 2011 –

Before The Camera Rolls: A Production Scheduling, Budgeting, and Payroll Primer

Getting ready for your next big shoot? Get an introduction to the industry’s most popular software tools for scheduling and budgeting a feature film and/or TV pilot and learn strategies for managing production payrolls and accounting during production in this unique, interactive workshop offered by Media Services!


The first of our two-part workshop is an introduction to the industry’s most popular software tools for scheduling and budgeting a feature film or TV pilot/series. Through interactive participation with Showbiz Budgeting and Showbiz Scheduling. learn how to break down your script, create your own budget, and track production costs including purchase orders, petty cash envelopes, payroll and more.


After developing a solid plan, budget, and schedule, filmmakers face the daunting task of managing payroll and accounting during production. Part two of “Before The Camera Rolls” outlines best practices in production payroll management. You will gain an understanding of how to meet structuring, hiring, and filing requirements in the appropriate jurisdictions to take full advantage of payroll credits. You will learn about the important paperwork and filing requirements for the state and your bank to access tax credits and rebates. And, you will discover how to avoid payroll mistakes that have cost producers millions of dollars in fines and penalties.


Guest Panelist: JOE MAIELLA is a visual communications professional with more than 30 years experience in leadership, management, production, operations, and sales for a variety of companies including crew and talent payroll companies Paystar, and CrewStar; Sales Director for an interactive media producer, Convergent Media, and roles as television writer, producer, director, and VP of Corporate Communications for corporate media centers at The New England, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Joe is Vice President of sales at Media Services and is widely recognized for his expertise in crew and talent resourcing, payroll, and benefits administration services for clients in corporate, commercial, film, events, theatre, and related industries. He has served as Chairman and National President of the International Television Association, and is currently President of the Massachusetts Production Coalition, an industry advocacy group largely responsible for the adoption and retention of film tax credits in his home state.


Location: Temple Restaurant Lounge, 120 Francis Street, Providence, RI

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.





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URI's College of Arts and Sciences,

URI's Feinstein College of Continuing Education,

and the URI Film Media Program