There will be over 1,500 companies exhibiting at the NAB show and IndependentFilm.com is going.
The hotel prices are insanely cheap right now and so are flights if you are patient and check different websites. We recommend Kayak.com as a great resource to start your search. But be sure to check hotel prices against what the NAB housing office has. Did you know you can book many hotels through NAB at a discount?
Our list of IndependentFilm.com's interesting events during NAB
We like the "Producer Director Workshop" on Sunday and Monday. Lots of great sessions for independent filmmakers including "Producing Indie Films" on Sunday at 10:30 am and "Distribution for Indie Filmmakers" Monday at 10:30 am. The Producer Director Workshop runs Sunday and Monday 9:00 am to 6:15 pm.
MONDAY April 20th, 2009:
9:00 am: Opening Keynote at the Hilton Barron Room with David K. Rehr the President and CEO of NAB where Mary Tyler Moore will be receiving the NAB Distinguished Service Recipient Award.
11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Super Session: "Independent Filmmaking -- A Million Dollar Look on a Thousand Dollar Budget". Las Vegas Convention Center: S222/223. With Rodney Charters, Director of Photography for "24", Stu Maschwitz, founder of The Orphanage, moderated by Brian Valente of Redrock Microsystems, LLC.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Super Session: Henry Selick: Blending Classic and Digital Techniques for a Timeless Experience, with Henry Selick , Director, “Coraline,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Deborah Norville of Inside Edition is signing books in the NAB show store.
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm: Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Las Vegas Convention Center: Content Theater.
TUESDAY April 21st, 2009
10:30 am - 11:30 am: Super Session: Rob Cohen: In Defense of the Action Film. Las Vegas Convention Center S222/223. With Rob Cohen , Director, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, XXX.
WEDNESDAY April 22nd, 2009
10:30 am - 3:30 pm: NAB Career Day / Career Fair: Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom C. Recruiters include CBS news, Edge Communications, Sencore Electronics and many more.
Thursday April 23rd, 2009
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Best of the 48 Hour Film Project. Las Vegas Convention Center: Content Theater
Here is a list of confirmed parties at NAB 2009
Autodesk - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm info session Wynn Hotel, Room: ALSACE 1, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd South. no cover, must RSVP
Creative Cow MeetUp - 8:00 pm Hard Rock Hotel Center Bar,
*Dates and times are subject to change. Be sure to RSVP directly with each individual event.