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September 2020 - Sacramento Section Meeting

September 2020 - Sacramento Section Meeting


Event Details: 

The SMPTE management team is excited to kick off our 2021 fiscal year with a virtual, “Family Movie Night”.

Working in conjunction with the kind people at SYRCL’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival, we will be presenting 4-5 family friendly short films.

In addition, Jess Swignonski and Resa Huck from Wild & Scenic will share with us how they plan to host a completely virtual film festival next year.

The meeting details are as follows:

Date:                     Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Time:                     7:00 pm

Location:              Your living room, office, bedroom etc.

Contact:               Patti Leonard 530-306-9389

                               Remington Maxwell 530-913-7707

                               Mona Smothers 530-305-0272

For this event, we will be using a meeting platform called Blue Jeans. Here is the link you will need to join the meeting.


You can download the Blue Jeans app (about 30MB) or you can simply join the meeting with your browser.

To make this a real movie night, we have also put together some SMPTE Swag Bags that include a SMPTE koozie and coaster along with popcorn and candy! To receive your swag bag (one per family), please RSVP to msmothers@ewingfoley.com no later than Thursday, September 10. We will have a couple of meeting times/places before the 16th for you to pick up your swag. Swag bags are available on a first come/first serve basis, while quantities last.

About the speakers:

Jess Swignonski, Festival Director, Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Equipped with a degree in Film Production and a natural affinity for the outdoors, Jess’s work with one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals has absolutely been a dream come true. Originally, from Erie, PA, Jess moved to California after graduating from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA to work for Wild & Scenic Film Festival as the Filmmaker Liaison back in 2014. Today, Jess serves as Festival Director, taking the lead on creative content for the film festival and curating the festival’s film sessions. Her greatest passion is social and environmental justice; coming in close second is watching films. Since moving to Nevada City, she has been endlessly fueling her curiosity and excitement for the various opportunities for adventuring in Northern California.  

Resa Huck, On Tour Sales Manager, Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Resa attended her first Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2008 and it changed her entire life. An avid camper and a fish in a previous life, she fell in love with the Yuba River and describes it as a spiritual experience. Growing up in California and traveling has given her an immense love of nature and the environment. As a social entrepreneur, her goal is to use Wild & Scenic On Tour as her voice for change. Resa serves as Sales Manager for Wild & Scenic and plans to use her extensive experience in sales and business management, combined with her passion for the environment, to grow SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic On Tour program.

Non-members and guests are welcome to attend. SMPTE annual memberships are available  on-line (https://link.edgepilot.com/s/c518de79/vLql0gHK3k_dvsF1Osth5w?u=https://w...) and start at $75 for an individual and $15 for students.    

We hope you will join us!