Kevin Smith Headlines NAB SuperMeet, Post Pit Gathers Industry Elite

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[] Los Angeles, California - The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) SuperMeet, now in its 10th year, is thrilled to welcome award-winning indie filmmaker, actor, director, and editor Kevin Smith to Las Vegas as the event's headlining speaker. Kevin Smith launched his career in the film industry in 1994 with Clerks, followed by box-office hits such as Chasing Amy (1997), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), and Jersey Girl (2004). His latest project, Red State, a horror film, is set to hit theaters in October 2011. A devoted Avid(R) editor, Smith is set to address SuperMeet attendees on his use of Avid Media Composer(R) during the edit process, with a special sneak peak of the soon-to-be-released Red State thrown into the mix. One of the largest gatherings of Final Cut Studio(R), Avid(R), Autodesk(R), and Adobe(R) editors, HDSLR filmmakers and digital content creators, and gurus on the planet, the NAB SuperMeet provides an open forum for discussing and presenting the latest trends in the ever-evolving post-production and broadcast markets. "I'm a huge Avid fan - so huge, they made me buy two seats for the Vegas SuperMeet," says Kevin Smith.

"We are so thrilled to have Kevin Smith headline this year's NAB SuperMeet," comments Michael Horton, SuperMeet co-producer and founder of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group. "He has been an influential part of some of the biggest films and projects of the past decade, and is highly respected within the industry. His creative genius and storytelling capabilities are phenomenal. I am so excited to hear his presentation, as I know our SuperMeet attendees will be in for a real treat."

The "SuperMeet Digital Showcase" is a time for attendees to mingle and network with more than 35 digital media vendors, including Autodesk, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Adobe, Automatic Duck, eyeheight, Imagine, Light Iron, Matrox, Noise Industries, TOLIS Group, Vimeo, AJA, Apogee, Artbeats, AV3/GET, B&H, Class on Demand, EditShare, Focal Press, GenArts, Glyph, G-Tech, Hand Held Hollywood, HDDisk, Keeper Technology, NVIDIA, Peachpit, Pond5, Red Giant, RE:Vision Effects, Singular Software, Manhattan Edit Workshop, Cinevate, and SmartSound.

Post Pit Gathers Post-Production Elite
Creators of the NAB SuperMeet are also bringing the post-production community the NAB Post Pit - a gathering of users and creators of the most savvy and dynamic post-production software around. Designed as an open-screen theater for dynamic presentations, the Post Pit is open from Monday, April 11 to Wednesday, April 13 in the South Hall (booth SL12205) to all NAB show attendees. This year's Post Pit includes presentations on everything from File-Based Architecture to Shooting with the RED EPIC(TM), DSLR Filmmaking, New 2D/3D Digital Workflow Products, Cool Gear of 2011, and more.

In addition to presentations by the industry's top gurus and creative talents, Tuesday's Post Pit features the Media Data Governance Users Group, set to inform audiences about the current challenges and future trends facing any media company, executive, or manager handling the explosion of media assets. Wednesday's Post Pit features presentations from the Hollywood Post Alliance on the absolute latest and greatest in post-production, including the recipients of the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, as well as Engineering Excellence.

"The NAB Post Pit has quickly become one of the most attended 'hot spots' of the show," comments Daniel Berube, SuperMeet co-producer and founder of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group. "It's an area in the center of all the NAB action dedicated to the best in post-production. From post gurus to rock-star users and everyone in between, the Post Pit generates a gathering of some of the most talented minds in the industry. It is a huge networking opportunity for anyone at the show and a perfect destination to learn about what's new and noteworthy in the post-production community."

SuperMeet and Post Pit Event Details
The 10th Annual NAB SuperMeet will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Bally's Hotel Event Center on the Las Vegas Strip, 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the SuperMeet Digital Showcase. Tickets are on sale now for US$15.00 plus a ticket fee for General Admission and US$10.00 plus a ticket fee for Students/Teachers. Each ticket includes two free raffle tickets - additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $2.00 per ticket or three for $5.00. Tickets will also be sold at the door for US$20.00.

The Post Pit will be open throughout the NAB showcase, April 11-13, 2011. The Pit is located in the South Lower Hall, booth number SL9126. For more information about the Post Pit, please visit the link provided.

For more information on the 10th Annual SuperMeet or to register, please visit the website.

Final Cut Pro User Groups (FCPUG) started as a grassroots movement to connect Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) Editors at a local level. The initiative has grown to include 40 national and international post-production-oriented user groups. The producers behind the SuperMeet have harnessed the energy of these local chapters and turned FCPUG into the industry's most influential user-organized event with an impressive number of members turning out for each SuperMeet.

Now in their 10th year, SuperMeet events are held in conjunction with industry trade shows around the world: NAB (Las Vegas, NV, USA) and IBC (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). SuperMeets are also held in Boston, San Francisco, and London each year, as highly successful standalone events for the post-production community. The user-driven format offers engaging presentations and training by community members and industry technologists. Equally popular are the presentations from community member videographers and filmmakers. (C) 2011 SuperMeet. All Rights Reserved.