Saturday, March 15, 2014

Women in Cinema Field Trip

Women in Cinema is excited to announce a field trip to Arts + Labor, a production office in Austin, on March 25th (Tuesday) from 4-6pm. There will be a tour of A+L followed by a panel with several of their employees. There are ten slots available for paid WIC members and will be first come first serve for those who RSVP to the email ( There will also be a car pool available for anyone who needs a ride. 

Our wonderful panelists will be:
Erik Horn, Executive Creative Director + Principal
Erik’s diverse career includes directing a short cartoon series with Billy Bob Thornton for Dell, producing the video highlight reels for both Lollapalooza and ACL Fest, and creating branded content for The Plug Awards, featuring comedian Michael Showalter. His music videos have been showcased on MTV, Fuse,, SXSW and at The Edinburgh International Film Festival. Currently, he is developing a feature film script based on the work of cult author Jim Knipfel.

Susan Lazarus, Executive Producer
Susan honed her Executive Producer skills with brand marketing at a boutique Austin production and post company. There she managed creative aspects of production for spot work and the Emmy award-winning series Downtown for Austin's PBS affiliate, KLRU. Susan then launched herself as an independent producer. Her first project, Jason Marlow's film short The Big Bends, merited selection and screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Next, as Unit Production Manager for director Aaron Burns's first independent feature Blacktino, her savvy with delivering top quality on a low budget was a critical contribution. She then went back to the agency side and produced commercials for national clients at GSD&M, including AT&T and Southwest Airlines. From college gigs waitressing at Chuy's and the Continental Club to her present work with Arts+Labor Susan Lazarus knows Austin intimately and enjoys the amazing creative vibe.

Joe Nicolosi, Director + Animator
Joe Nicolosi was named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 2011′s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, he attended Ithaca College in upstate New York and studied Film, Theater, and Writing. In 2009, his short film Star Wars: Retold was selected by George Lucas for top honors in the Star Wars Fan Film Challenge at the San Diego Comic-Con. The short went on to become a viral hit, with over 2 million views to date. Joe was formerly employed as a Graphic Designer + Video Editor at The Alamo Drafthouse, and as production manager for the SXSW New Media Department. He produced short film bumpers for the SXSW Film Festival in 2010 and 2011.

Stephanie Noone, Senior Producer
Stephanie has a deep background in film production, having spent five years at SXSW where she was a programmer and production coordinator. She was the Art Director for Tribeca Film's Zero Charisma, and has served as Director Joe Nicolosi's producer on several award-winning shorts, including Kittywood, The Lego Wire, and the recent online and festival hit HELL NO. In addition to her film work, Stephanie's produced numerous commercials for clients ranging from Dell to AMD. She also produced Fantastic Corpse at this year's Fantastic Fest. Stephanie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an RTF degree in 2004.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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