The Buffalo Niagara Film Office
WNED | WBFO welcomed the Buffalo Niagara Film Office to our family in July of 2013. The pairing was a natural fit for both organizations as both have various roles and experience in coordinating television and film productions. The Buffalo Niagara Film Office is responsible for marketing the region to the worldwide film, television and commercial production industry. The Film Office has jurisdiction in an eight county region and serves as a one-stop shop for production crews shooting independent and mainstream films, music videos, television, and commercials as well as still photo shoots in Western New York. More information can be found at www.filmbuffaloniagara.com/.
Behind the Camera: Production Assistant 101 Class
On this edition of "Behind the Camera" Cindy Abbott Letro interviews Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark and Buffalo Niagara Film Office Operations Director Rich Wall about the Production Assistant 101 class offered by the Film Office at WNED-TV's studios.
Film Commissioner Tim Clark and Operations Director Rich Wall led the day-long training session for over 60 young adults interested in learning more about getting started in the film industry.
They covered topics including, “Necessary Skills of a Production Assistant,” “Basics of a Set,” and “Tools of the Trade.” The session also featured a number of speakers with industry experience. At the end of the day, participants were required to complete a multiple-choice test and were awarded a certificate from the Film Commission.