August 1, 2008 - On Saturday, July 12, international filmmakers got a road map to filming on New York City streets with “New York Geographies.” Hosted by the Asian American International Film Festival, the panel aimed to answer the question – How do New York filmmakers and those in the entertainment production community navigate the City’s varied spaces and communities?
Panelists for the event included Karin Chien, an independent film producer based in New York City; Paul Lee, a location scout based in the city; Ed Radtke, a director of three independent feature films; and David Moy, supervisor of field operations at the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and a former location scout. The panel was moderated by Ron Simon, curator of The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio).
“The panel was a great opportunity to let others know about shooting in New York,” said Moy. “For example when some members of the audience were having difficulty finding a location in Manhattan, they could have found a similar looking location in the outer boroughs. There is a wealth of untapped neighborhoods.”
The Asian American International Film Festival is presented by Asian Cinevision, a nonprofit media arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions.