VIA Public Media & VIA Studios Global to present at panel discussion at the 2019 Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival

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VIA Public Media’s production division VIA Studios Global (VSG) will present the panel discussion “The Digital Age of Filmmaking 2.0” at the 2019 Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival on Sunday, March 24at 2:30 p.m. at the PNC Auditorium in the Loyola Science Center at the University of Scranton. 

Geared towards aspiring and seasoned filmmakers alike, the panel will feature the award-winning team discussing the process of making documentaries for broadcast, digital and even IMAX movie production / distribution. The team will share never before seen footage, insights and a hosted question and answer session with those in attendance.

Panelists include:

Tom Curra, VSG CEO & Executive Producer
Ben Payavis II, VSG COO & Producer
Chris Zellers, Creative Director, VSG Digital
Greg Matkosky, VSG Director
Kris Hendrickson, VSG Producer/Director
John Mikulak, VSG Producer/Director
Jim Donnelly, VSG Producer/Director


The discussion will be broken into two parts with Neil Prisco, VSG Creative Director of Marketing and Branding serving as moderator.


Details and free reservations are available at 

About the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival:

Established in 2016 by the Waverly Community House, The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is supported by the F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation and its mission to “build community through the arts.” Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeast Pennsylvania and around the world, the three-day festival correspondingly promotes cultural awareness and appreciation of film as an art form by exposing local audiences to unique and original cinema. For more information or to purchase tickets for events scheduled March 22 through 24, 2019, visit Also follow Northeastern Pennsylvania Film Festival on Facebook and Instagram. 


VIA Public Media Mission Statement: 

VIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, ideas and programs to advance the best attributes of an enlightened society.



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