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What's Up Documentary? Animation in Non-Fiction Film

The Producers Guild of America New Media Council East presents a comprehensive session on the latest examples of animation in non-fiction filmmaking -- "What's Up, Documentary?" -- Wednesday evening, March 18, from 7-9 p.m., at the New School's Eugene Lang Auditorium, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor. A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

Admission is free, but RSVP is required to

The increasingly popular use of animation in documentary and non-fiction filmmaking will be examined in this panel discussion. Producers, directors and animators will show clips and discuss a range of projects, explaining how and why they chose to use animation, the positives and negatives in terms of time, budget and skill sets, and the artistic or interpretive contributions that animation can bring to a project.

Trilby Schreiber, executive committee member of the PGA NMC East, will moderate the panel; Howard Weinberg, documentary filmmaker and member of the Film/Video Council, will introduce the event.