National Association of Broadcasters

July 20, 2006
Dennis Wharton
follow me

Leading Editors to Keynote NAB New York 2006

WASHINGTON, DC - Oscar-nominated editor Craig McKay and award-winning editor Chris Franklin will serve as featured keynote speakers during NAB New York: Content Creation+ October 23 - 26 at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

Craig McKay, a two-time Academy Award-nominated editor, earned his first Oscar nomination for his work on the Warren Beatty drama, Reds. He received his second Oscar nomination for director Jonathan Demme's Best Picture winner The Silence of the Lambs and has collaborated with the director on such films as Philadelphia, starring Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, and The Manchurian Candidate. Also honored for his work on television, McKay won an Emmy Award for Best Editing for the acclaimed miniseries Holocaust.

Chris Franklin has cut thousands of television spots over recent years, including recent campaigns for American Express, DHL, New York Lottery, and Mastercard. He has also edited two feature films - The Independent, featuring Janeane Garofalo and Jerry Stiller, and the documentary Comedian, starring Jerry Seinfeld. Honored with seven AICE (Association of Independent Creative Editors) awards for his spot work, he was recently included on Boards Magazine's "It" list of notable people and trends in the advertising industry.

NAB New York's flagship conference offering, NAB Post|Production Conference New York, will train content creators in cutting-edge production and post-production techniques. "NAB New York allows us to capitalize on the partnership between NAB and Future Media Concepts (FMC) to bring the intensive, hands-on training found at our highly successful NAB Post|Production World Conference in Las Vegas to new professional audiences from New York and throughout the East Coast," said Chris Brown, Executive Vice President, Conventions and Business Operations at NAB.

Future Media Concepts will also organize a concurrent podcasting summit and a digital photography conference. NAB New York's exhibition will showcase the latest content creation technologies from over 90 companies, making it the East Coast's premier professional video show.

Future Media Concepts, Inc. is the nation's premier digital media training center offering classroom as well as on-site training nationwide. FMC is a leading producer of large-scale digital media conferences and expos. More information about FMC can be found at www.FMCtraining.com.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. NAB attracts over 100,000 professionals to Las Vegas for its annual Spring convention, the world's largest electronic media show. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.