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Post New York Alliance (PNYA) “Post Break” to Examine the Long-Term Implications of Remote Work

Implemented as an expedient response to the pandemic, remote work has become a commonplace and perhaps long-term way of conducting business for many post-production companies. In the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA), a panel of industry experts will look beyond the technology to examine the broader implications of this new mode of work.

Free video conference slated for Thursday, December 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

NEW YORK CITY— Implemented as an expedient response to the pandemic, remote work has become a commonplace and perhaps long-term way of conducting business for many post-production companies. In the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA), a panel of industry experts will look beyond the technology to examine the broader implications of this new mode of work.

What are the pros and cons of managing teams remotely? How is this trend changing the role of the post-production supervisor and other members of the team? As remote connections make it easier to collaborate with partners around the country and around the world, what effect might it have on local tax credits? What data security issues need to be addressed as teams move to the cloud?

Panelists Andrew Bly, Co-Founder/CEO of The Molecule VFX; Diana Dekajlo, Post Production Supervisor; and Yana Collins Lehman, Chairman of the PNYA Board and President/COO of Trevanna Post will offer their views on these questions and more in a session moderated by Chris Peterson, Board Secretary/ Executive Board Member, PNYA, and Executive Producer. It’s slated for Thursday, December 3rd at 4:00 p.m. (EDT). Following the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to join small, virtual breakout groups for discussion and networking.

 

Panelists:

Andrew Bly (CEO, The Molecule VFX) co-founded The Molecule in 2005. His many credits include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Billions (Showtime), Dickinson (Apple), Da 5 Bloods (Netflix), The Plot Against America (HBO) and Five Feet Apart (Lionsgate). An active member of the visual effects and post-production communities, he has served as a board member of Post New York Alliance and Chair of the New York chapter of the Visual Effects Society. He has worked with lawmakers, nonprofits and other parties in New York and Los Angeles in behalf of the industry and working artists.

Diana Dekajlo (Post Supervisor) began her career as a facility producer and currently works independently. She has experience in both the documentary and narrative spaces, with credits including Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix), Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix), The Case Against Adnan Syed (HBO), Divorce (HBO) and The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix). She is a member of the Post New York Alliance and the Producers Guild of America.

Yana Collins Lehman (Chairman of the PNYA Board and President/COO of Trevanna Post) oversees strategy and operations for Trevanna Post in New York, Los Angeles and London. One of the industry’s most experienced post-production accountants, she has been providing financial expertise to feature films and television shows since 2004. She is an active member of Local 161.

Moderator:

Chris Peterson (Board Secretary/Executive Board Member, PNYA, and Executive Producer) has served as an executive producer and media technologist at post-production facilities, VFX shops, sound/music houses, and systems integrators. His credits include Hereditary, Absentia (Sony/Amazon), Women of Troy (HBO), and Roger Waters’ concert tours and films. Prior to that, he was a producer/videographer/ editor for The Howard Stern Show and on location for cable series in Brazil, Argentina, Trinidad and across the United States. He has served as host of Post Break since its launch in April. 

When:                  Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Title:                     Remote Workflows: New Horizons

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Sound recordings of past Post Break sessions are available here:

https://www.postnewyork.org/page/PNYAPodcasts

 

Past Post Break sessions in video blog format are available here:

https://www.postnewyork.org/blogpost/1859636/Post-Break

 

About Post New York Alliance (PNYA)

Post New York Alliance (PNYA) is an association of film and television post production facilities, labor unions and individuals operating in New York. PNYA members coalesced around the belief that a unified industry presents the post production community better opportunities to develop and promote public policy that benefits the film and television industry as a whole. PNYA’s objectives include incentivizing projects to finish in New York, marketing the services provided by the New York post-production industry and creating avenues for talent to enter this fast-growing sector of the economy.

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