FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN DIEGO (October 27, 2011) — San Diego Filmmakers, the association for film and television professionals in San Diego County, today announced that its sixth year anniversary will be celebrated on November 8, 2011, at the Marriott Courtyard San Diego Central hotel, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Tickets to the event are now on sale for US$10.00 each. Space is limited.
San Diego Filmmakers was established in September 2005 by award-winning writers, directors, and producers who came together to create a resource for filmmakers through which they could share insight, engage in meaningful dialogue, and form lasting connections. The association's first events featured Silver writer Chrisanna Northrup, former San Diego Film Commission vice president and director of features Kathy McCurdy, and Tombstone producer Bob Misiorowski. The founding board of directors was comprised of writer-director Dan Margules, producer-writer Aaron Matthew Kaiser, producer-director Gerald "Wade" Varney, writer-director Robin Rigby, and Video Gear founder Martin Banks.
Since then, San Diego Filmmakers has produced nearly 80 events which have featured more than 100 exceptional guest speakers, including actor Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), character actor Doug Jones (Hellboy, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), actor-comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence (The Pursuit of Happyness, Chuck), actor Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek), writer Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager), Emmy Award-winning producer Erik Bork (From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers), Sundance Film Festival award-winning director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12), and Oscar-nominated director Gregg Helvey (Kavi).
"Filmmakers must face great challenges wherever they are, but outside Hollywood, the road is even rougher. Experienced crew, talent, and project advisors are harder to find as you move farther away from the center of the film industry," said San Diego Filmmakers cofounder Aaron Matthew Kaiser. "Through San Diego Filmmakers, independent filmmakers are inspired, empowered, and connected. They join a community which provides them with access to a rich and diverse network of talent and resources."
San Diego Filmmakers is hosting its sixth year anniversary party at the Marriott Courtyard San Diego Central hotel, which is located at 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, California 92123 USA. You can purchase tickets at $10.00 each via sdfilmmakers.org or sdf2011anniversary.eventbrite.com.