Leading editors to keynote NAB New York 2006

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

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 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. For more information, click here.

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