2017 Behind the Screen

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins will be welcomed if there is space available.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

University Hall, Montclair State University

Click here for BTS Program and Bios

We are very excited to announce this year’s line up:

Writing for Late Night Comedy

  • Glenn Eichler, Late Night with Stephen Colbert

Virtual Reality 101

    • Kiira Benzing, VR Director (Cardboard City)
    • Stina Hamlin, VR Producer (Cardboard City)
    • Nate Hamlin, VR Producer, Co-Founder State Media

Virtual Reality Resource Packet

Directing Victoria: Bringing the 19th Century Monarchy to Life

    • Tom Vaughan  (Victoria, Dr. Foster, The Son)

Editing for Television

    • Sheri Bylander  (The Americans, FX)
    • Amanda Pollack (The Americans, FX)
    • Daniel Valverde (The Americans, FX)

 Interactive Storytelling

    • Marli Scharlin, Eko Studio

Crowdfunding your Film

    • Christina Raia, Seed & Spark
    • Greg Cohan, Seed & Spark

The BTS program is designed for students and adults from all backgrounds to discover the process for building a career in film and television through engagement with leading industry professionals. This year’s program focuses on television production, virtual reality, interactive storytelling, and strategies for crowd funding film projects, marking the first time that careers in interactive disciplines have been highlighted at BTS.

Susan Skoog, the Director of Programming for the Film Institute at Montclair State said, “Once again, we are thrilled to partner with MFF to bring Behind the Screen to our campus. BTS has become a much anticipated, annual event for our students and the community. This years hands-on opportunities and master classes are particularly exciting for the students and faculty.”

“Behind the Screen gives students and film lovers of all ages an opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts of the creative process from leading voices in the industry. In addition to our traditional Film and TV Master Classes, this year’s program allows students to explore, interact, and experience exciting new forms of visual storytelling,” said MFF Education Director Sue Hollenberg.

Thanks to generous support from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Behind The Screen 2017 is free and open to the public.