Two-Day Event Features Award-Winning Directors and Top Creative Studios
November 10 - 11, 2008, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC


Early Bird Rate Ends October 10, 2008

Toronto, Canada [October 6, 2008] -- New York-based filmmaker, designer and author Hillman Curtis, music video director Chris Milk and video and feature film director Mark Romanek have been added to the line-up for PAUSE: Ideas in Motion, a new two-day event for the broadcast and film industry, which takes place November 10 - 11, 2008 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Centre in NYC.

The three award-winning directors join previously announced presenters BTRY, Brand New School, BUCK, Digital Kitchen, GMunk, Hush, Joseph Kosinski, MK12 and UFO. Mark Romanek and Curtis Milk (Kanyne West, U2, Green Day, Modest Mouse) bookend the event with end-of-day sessions on Day 1 and Day 2 respectively. Romanek will host an “in conversation” presentation that touches on his career as a music video and feature film director (“One Hour Photo” staring Robin Williams). Hillman Curtis will also take a personal approach to his presentation by talking about the creative processes he's developed while making short films. Each day of the event opens with a one-hour tech and tool presentation by Autodesk.

PAUSE is open to anyone who works with 3D and motion graphics technologies -- whether 3D Max, After Effects, Combustion, Maya, Motion, or a combination of these and other bold new toolsets. All PAUSE NYC attendees will be entered to win a prize pack, which includes a copy of Avid Media Composer software valued at $2,500.00.

Delegate passes for PAUSE NYC range in price from $59 to $249 US (Student and Regular). Early bird discount rates apply now through October 10, 2008. Go to http://www.pausenyc.tv/ for details or to register.

You can also visit the PAUSE NYC Website for a sneak peek of the title sequence currently being developed by BTRY for the the event. PAUSE NYC is presented by FITC (http://www.fitc.ca)


PAUSE - Dates, Times and Location:
November 10 - 11, 2008, 9 AM - 6 PM
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street #110SC
New York, NY 10007

PAUSE Sponsors:
Autodesk, Electric Company, boards, IdN, Imaginary Forces, STASH

About FITC:
FITC (http://www.fitc.ca) is an international events management company serving the design and technology community with events designed to inspire, educate and challenge. The company’s flagship event, FITC Toronto: The Design & Technology Festival is one of the largest and most important events of its kind, attracting participants from around the world. Other events include FITC Amsterdam, Hollywood and Seoul, PAUSE NYC, and the FITC Road Show series of one-day events.