City of Trees at two national conferences

Meridian Hill Pictures is excited to be featured in both the Corps Network Annual Conference and the Media That Matters Conference this week. The Corps Network Annual Conference brings together national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, the environment, and community service.

This year's conference theme is C3: Corps, Community, Change. The theme showcases the impact of Corps programs on communities and individual lives. On February 11, Meridian Hill Pictures will participate in a panel talk at the conference discussing the filmmaking process behind City of Trees.  The Center for Social Media at American University showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action — media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share. The Media That Matters Conference is designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communication leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. On February 15, Meridian Hill Pictures’ Brandon Kramer and Lance Kramer will be featured on a panel talk addressing how stories and documentaries can impact and enhance social change.

City of Trees @ CORPS NETWORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE On February 11, Brandon and Lance Kramer will be featured on a panel entitled, “Films and Research that Explore the Corps member Experience." They will show clips from City of Trees (in production) and discuss the process of documenting the experiences of DC Green Corps members. Brandon and Lance will also discuss how a person is affected by their time in a Service and Conservation Corps, and how the Corps experiences leave a lasting impression. Also on the panel, Professor Anthony DiFranco will share how he made the film Dollar a Day Boys in an effort to understand his late father’s time in the Civilian Conservation Corps; and PhD candidate Jayne Smith will share findings from her research into what post-Corps life is like for former members of Urban Corps of San Diego. 

The panel will take place from 10:15-11:30AM at the Washington Court Hotel, located near Capitol Hill and Union Station at 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001.

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CITY OF TREES @ 2013 MEDIA THAT MATTERS CONFERENCE On February 15, Meridian Hill Pictures' Lance Kramer will be featured in a panel talk that addresses the question: how do you tell a story that makes a difference?  Presentations include screenings and discussion by Roland Legiardi-Laura, Director/Producer of To Be Heard and Lance Kramer, Producer of City of Trees.  The panel runs from 6 to 9pm at Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor of the Mary Graydon Center, School of Communication at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., 20016.

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