TIVA-DC Meetings & Events

Our region’s best resource for sharing production knowledge

A recent TIVA Meeting at Interface Video.

From writing to lighting, animation to digital compression, and all points in between, TIVA meetings have a heritage of being interesting, involving, and a great investment. We continually bring you the region’s top producers, shooters, and graphic artists to present tried and true techniques you can use on your next production.

You can be a part of this exciting endeavor. Send your meeting ideas/wishes to meetings@tivadc.org and we’ll work to put your topic on the schedule.

To find out what's coming up on TIVA-DC's meeting & event calendar, click on the calendar view above or on one of the Upcoming Events below for more information.

TIVA@GVEXPO leads the way with packed house for Drone Producers Panel!

Upcoming events

    • 09/01/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American University, Mary Graydon Conference Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016

    Sponsored by BlueRock Studio

    When Hollywood studios are producing anywhere from 100 to 150 films per year and over 4000 films are independently financed outside the Hollywood studio system, what happens to these indie movies? How do Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland (DMV) independent producers get their films sold to the marketplace? 

    TIVA's Programming Chair has traveled all the way to Hollywood to get you the expertise for this ice-breaker session which is a sneak peek into a full workshop that will offered soon! 

    Come gain some critical knowledge that comes from working with the Players, Top Buyers and Sellers, Festivals and Markets, Box Offices and more.

    Join us Thursday, September 1, at American University, Mary Graydon Conference Center for our annual panel discussions "Inside the World of Film Acquisitions: How to Sell your project to Hollywood!" 

    Learn the art of selling your project to studios, production and sales companies from the highly sought after experts from Hollywood who have 400 million or more in acquisitions for the top institutions in the entertainment business!

    Our moderator will be Todd Clark, VP of TIVA.  POC for this workshop is Rodney Mitchell, TIVA Programming Chair.

    Our West Hollywood/Beverly Hills California panelists include:

    Monica Chuo - Media Content Consultant/Producer for YouTube and Disney Interactive, former VP of Worldwide Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Paramount Pictures, VP of Acquisitions, Artisan Entertainment and more

    LinkedIN for Monica Chuo

    Quinn Coleman, Music Writer/Producer, Film Acquisitions/Development Executive, Los Angeles Motion Picture Consultant and Music Producer, former Director of Acquisitions, Warner Bros Pictures, Consultant for 20th Century FOX, Strategic Advisor for NBC Universal and more

    Twitter for Quinn Coleman
    LinkedIN for Quinn Coleman             

    Sponsors: Email Programming@TIVADC.org for opportunities!

    Don't delay REGISTER NOW as there is limited seating and seats will go fast! First come, First served!  Food and non alcoholic beverages will served so come early as it's back to school time so you can gain that competitive edge for winning that next film contract!

    American University Students:
    Bring your student ID to check in on September 1!

    Networking/food and drink will begin at 6:30, and the panel discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be a short Q&A afterward.

    Where: American University's Mary Graydon Conference Center near School of Communications (SOC), 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC, 20016; directions can be found here.

    When: Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m.

    Parking: The closest parking lot to the School of communication is in the SIS Building, located on the corner of Nebraska Ave and New Mexico Ave. Additional parking information available at american.edu/finance/publicsafety/parking/index.cfm.

    Metro: The nearest Metrorail stop is Tenleytown.

    TIVA-DC’s Event Pricing 
    $5 discount is available up until
    1 full day before the day of the event.
     Registering online

    $10 for TIVA members | $20 for non-members

     At the door
    $15 for TIVA members | $25 for non-members
    (All registrations are nonrefundable.)

    • 09/21/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Interface Media Group - 1233 20th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036
    Registration is closed

    The Show Us Your Reel event is like an open mic night - but with more talent on display than most. Bring your reel, a sample of your music or announcing skills, or just come and tell us why you should be hired.

    This event is usually packed - so register early to make sure you have time to upload your content to our shared drive before the event (but bring a removable USB thumb drive as a backup, just in case).

    Talking/presenting time per person will be limited to about one to two minutes before their two-minute reel is shown, with a Q&A/networking session afterward. And if you're the type who doesn't like talking to groups, type something up and we'll get one of our professional announcer types to read for you.

    As we've done in the past, we've got a shared drive set up for you to upload your material in advance of the event - the preferred format is listed below, and specifics (including a link to the drive) will be sent out to you upon registration.

    Check out a some of the demo reel videos from last year's Show Us Your Reel !

    Note that all material should be uploaded prior to the event; we will not plan to assemble material from USB drives or optical discs provided at the event (except as needed in the case of technical error).

    Preferred demo format
    1920x1080, H.264 MPEG-4 with MP3 or AAC audio (128 kbps, 44.1 or 48kHz)

    Networking/food and drink will begin at 6:30, and reels will start showing at 7:10 p.m.

    Event LocationWhere: Interface Media Group - 1233 20th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036. 

    When: September 21, 2016

    TIVA-DC’s Event Pricing 
    $5 discount is available up until
    1 full day before the day of the event.
    Registering online
    $10 for TIVA members | $20 for non-members
    At the door
    $15 for TIVA members | $25 for non-members
    (All registrations are nonrefundable.)

    • 11/12/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • TBD

    Peer Awards

    C’est Cinémagnifique!

    The Peer Awards Parties On 

    at the French Embassy

    TIVA-DC will once again serve as the host organization of the 2016 TIVA Peer Awards, the most comprehensive film, video and Internet competition for professionals and media students in the mid-Atlantic region.  The 2016 TIVA PEER Awards will take place within the elegant ballroom and reception lobby at the prestigious Embassy of France on Saturday November 12, 2016.  Last year’s 2015 Peer Awards included many outstanding moments: awards of merit to a stellar pool of entrants; the first ever DC Council Recognition Resolution; and the participation of all three DMV Film Offices. This year’s awards gala promises to deliver an unequaled evening of achievement, sophistication and fun!

    This highly anticipated annual awards event recognizes excellence in achievement within the Television, Video and Internet production community and this year’s awards ceremony promises to raise the bar across the board for what is destined to become a memorable evening of celebration, networking, recognition and distinction.  Refining and streamlining some categories and offering the addition of brand new categories that reflect the latest cutting edge horizons of current production activity promises excitement and distinction within the industry and across the entire DMV community. New categories for submission include: NEW MEDIA comprised of Web Series and Interactive Media including for Museums, Exhibits, and Special Applications.

    The elegant atmosphere and unique aesthetic of the Embassy of France promises an evening of sophisticated fun along with an enhanced reception and socializing time that promises the familiar camaraderie and fun of seeing old friends,  meeting new colleagues, and connecting with winners past and present.

    Be a part of the 2016 TIVA Peer Awards! Submit your work, attend the gala and become a part of a legacy of achievement!

    For more information on how to get involved as a judge, entrant, guest, staff or crew, contact the 2016 TIVA Peer Awards Chair: Todd.Clark@tivadc.org

    Please scroll down and click "register" on the left to buy tickets to attend the awards.

    The TIVA-DC Peer Awards is a merit-based award judged solely on the individual merits of the entry. This is not a competition, rather an acknowledgment and celebration of exceptional quality work created by professionals and non-professionals in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware region. This may result in categories receiving multiple awards of the same level as well as some categories without awards.

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