Conversations and Q & A with Ron Fortunato, ASC

A unique networking opportunity with outstanding cinematographer and StudentFilmmakers Magazine is proud to announce Conversations and Q&A with Ron Fortunato, ASC , which will take place in New York, New York on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 10am – 12pm at the StudentFilmmakers Magazine Headquarters, 1133 Broadway, New York, NY, between 25th and 26th street. 


Ron Fortunato, ASC won a Silver Frog for Nil by Mouth (1997)
Golden Frog nomination for Nil by Mouth (1897)
Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series’ for 100 Centre Street (2001)
European Film Award nomination for Nil by Mouth (1997)

This two hour event will feature Mr. Fortunato as he shows selected clips from his film and television programs.  These will include Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Nil by Mouth, and Gossip Girl.   The event commences at 9:30am with morning coffee and networking opportunities, followed by a two hour Question and Answer session with Mr. Fortunato.  Come and ask questions about his films and find out what it’s like working on a production set.    

An active member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Ron Fortunato, ASC has completed numerous top films in the industry.  Some of these credits include Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Catch a Fire, Find Me Guilty, Sunset Strip, and The Weekend.  Mr. Fortunato received an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Cinematography’ for ‘100 Centre Street’.  He was also nominated at the European Film Awards in the category of ‘Best Cinematographer’ for his film, Nil by Mouth.  Ron received a Silver Frog Award for this film as well.    Ron is currently directing the popular Gossip Girl television series, based on the book series by Cecily Von Ziegesar.

When: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 10am - 12pm
9:30am Morning Coffee & Networking
10 am -12 pm Conversations and Q&A
Cost: $45.00

Add "Lighting Workshop with Peter Stein, ASC" for total $90 for 2 workshops

Early bird register $10 off
Students with ID receive additional 10% off
All attendees receive a FREE "Cinematographer Style DVD($29)"


Ron Fortunato, ASC wil be answering questions on the following selected films and television programs:

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
• Nil By Mouth
Gossip Girl (TV)

Clips will be shown during this session. is devoted to aspiring filmmakers around the world and is one of the fastest growing sites of its kind on the web. Membership is free and the site offers everything for aspiring filmmakers: 24/7 forums with discussions on every aspect of the craft and participants from around the globe; advice and workshops with established filmmakers; monthly giveaways; showcases featuring student films and scripts; product reviews and an online store –as well as film industry news, a resources (festivals, awards, grants, contacts, etc.) section, links to other sites and a monthly e-newsletter. Join us in New York, NY, on Saturday, July 18th for Conversations and Q&A with Ron Fortunato, ASC.

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Featured Credits Include:

Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2009)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Catch a Fire (2006)
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Rachel, quand du seigneur (2004) with Director Sidney Lumet
Wild About Harry (2000)
Sunset Strip (2000)
The Weekend (1999)
One Tough Cop (1998)
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Basquiat (1996)
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Jersey Girl (1992)
Mac (1992)
Fathers & Sons (1992)
The Hard Way (1991)

Television Credits include:
"Gossip Girl" (2007-2009)
"Brotherhood" (2006)
Strip Search (2004) 
"Queens Supreme" (2003)
Report from Ground Zero (2002)
Jo (2002)
"100 Centre Street" (2001)
Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (1994)
"Tribeca" (1993)
Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
"Wonderland" pilot

Who Should Attend?

Any filmmaker who wants to improve his/her game, by being up close with one of film’s master Cinematographers. Camera operators who want to take their career to the next level. Cinematographers interested in the new wave of digital technology.

What will you learn?

Different aesthetic decisions a DP must make, and how they are affected by film vs. digital media production. The recent trend of digital film mastering – and how it has made the cinematographer a vital participant well into postproduction.

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