The Future of Filmmaking with Brian Newman - Wed, Oct 30


 PushPush presents the fabulous Brian Newman (former CEO of Tribeca Film Institute and former Atlanta Film Festival Executive Director, among other notable work) in residence w/ PushPush for three days only (10/29 – 11/1) as part of development for the upcoming GRFX Series Project. He will do ONE public session only to discuss his massive expertise on this subject. Filmmakers – if you don’t know who he is you should!  The public event will be in less than 2 weeks, and we will post exact 411 here, and on our website. Blame the govt shut for the last minuteness. You can read about Brian’s work all over the WWW. Here is a quick link to his highlights. And stay tuned. This is not to be missed.

Wednesday, October 30, 7pm
489 Edgewo
od Ave, Atlanta 30312
Admission is $10 cash or card at door.

~~Brian is also hosting a LIMITED number of private, hour-long consults from 10/29-11/1. Email PushPush at the address above to get on the list and schedule. Discounted fee is $75 (normally $150)~~

ABOUT BRIAN NEWMAN: Brian Newman is the founder of  Sub-Genre, a strategic consulting company focusing on business development projects in the entertainment and cultural industries. Brian is also the co-founder and CEO of Crowd Play, LLC a recently funded start-up launching a mobile application called Flicklist. Brian has served as CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute, president of Renew Media and executive director of IMAGE Film & Video. He blogs about film and new media at

Previously, Brian served as CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), where he conceived and launched the Reframe project, a ground-breaking initiative in partnership with Amazon to aggregate, curate, digitize and disseminate as DVD and digital download and streaming over 1,000 hard-to-find films and videos to educational institutions, museums, galleries, and the general public. Brian developed all concepts for the accompanying website ( which used open source cataloguing, social networking, curation and new web tools to help consumers, curators and educators to find, use and interact with film content.

As President of Renew Media, Brian initiated and led a merger with TFI in 2008, which consolidated and expanded both organizations programs. Renew Media, founded by the Rockefeller Foundation as National Video Resources, developed programs in support of film and new media artists. Programs included: the Media Arts Fellowships, awarding over $1 Million annually to film and new media artists; the “Looking At” traveling series of films to over 300 cities annually and numerous advocacy projects on behalf of independent filmmakers.

He speaks regularly on new media, innovation, audience development and the future of the industry. He is also lead acquisitions consultant for “Something to Talk About,” a new documentary series founded by Brainstorm Media and DirecTV, which will premiere 12 films annually on television, in theaters and on DVD and digital outlets. He was executive director of IMAGE Film & Video Center, producer of the Atlanta Film Festival, and has held positions at the IFP and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Brian serves on the board of Muse Film & Television and is chair of the board of Rooftop Films, and was an officer of the board of Grantmakers in Film & Electronic Media (GFEM) for five years. He authored “Inventing the Future of the Arts: Seven Digital Trends that Present Challenges and Opportunities for Success in the Cultural Sector” for the book 20 Under 40: Reinventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century. He was born in North Carolina and has an MA in Film Studies from Emory University.