Top Filmmakers and TV Producers to Appear on Awards Panel at Discovery Communications

An interactive panel of award-winning filmmakers and representatives from CINE (Golden Eagles), NATAS (the Emmys) and TIVA-DC (Peer Awards) will appear at Discovery Communications about how awards can help further your career.
By: Blue Dog Productions
Oct. 27, 2010 - PRLog -- Washington, DC  – On Wednesday, November 3 at 6.30 p.m. a panel of award-winning filmmakers and television producers will appear at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD. The topic in question: Making Your Awards Work for You. The panel will address an audience of students and those just beginning in the fields of film and television production about how awards can help further a person's career, what award programs will work best for students, and explain how they have used their awards to move their work and clients to the next level.

The event is hosted by the international film competition CINE along with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Women in Film, and TIVA-DC. The interactive panel includes: Steven Fischer, producer of the multi award-winning documentary, Freedom Dance, featuring Mariska Hargitay, NATAS-DC Vice President Sean McGarvey, CINE's Director of Competitions Betsy Walters, and Emmy winning news producer Raquel Amparo. Tickets are $10 for members of WIFV-DC, NATAS and TIVA, and for CINE entrants; $20 general public. Attendance is limited to 50 and will be on a first-registered basis. All registrations must be received by November 1. Register at

Earlier this year, CINE selected Fischer as a Jury Chair for their upcoming Fall competition. Fischer began producing in 1995 and has since amassed a long list of awards, among them two Emmy Award nominations and eight Telly Awards as well as accolades from CINE, the New York Festivals, the Addy Awards, WorldFest Houston, the International Television Association, and the Boston Motion Picture Awards.

"Panel’s like the one CINE has coordinated are necessary," Fischer said.  "I think it’s important for young people to know that awards are great and can boost a career, but that they also don’t automatically guarantee a person more work. They can help you get in the door, but you still have to give a song and dance. You still have to know your craft in order to develop and grow."

Since its founding in 1957, CINE has been instrumental in promoting the careers of thousands of filmmakers through juried competitions, educational programs, and networking opportunities. Many prominent members of the film and television industry have received the CINE Golden Eagle Award including Ken Burns, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Mel Brooks, and hundreds of other distinguished filmmakers, producers and journalists.
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