On The Hill 2015

 Lights! Drones! Action!

Wednesday, February 25th, 10am-1PM/ FREE ADMISSION

CANNON HOuse BUILDING ROOM 122, U.S. congress


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Presented by DCIFF in partnership with The Producer’s Guild of America and with support from DJI

The coming rulings on private and business FAA regulation of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles AKA Drones) will empower or handicap independent film production.  In 2012 the FAA was mandated to develop rules for civilian commercial and hobby Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), AKA “Drones”.  Seven aerial filming production operators filed petitions for special wavers which were approved by the FAA in late 2014 and they began offering lawful aerial filming services. The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) supported this and on January 29, 2015 another operator was granted an exemption under Section 333 “Special Rules for Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems”.

Meet the panelists:

Introduction: Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, Executive Director, DC Independent FIlm Festival
Welcome: The Honorable Brad Sherman, United States House of Representatives
Moderator: Lynn Hughes, Pidge Productions, Chair, PGA National Capital Chapter; Executive Committee Member-at-Large, PGA East.
Jeffrey Antonelli, Antonelli Law, Drone/UAS Practice, Chicago IL
Roger Connor, Curator, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.
Mark del Bianco,  Antonelli Law, Drone/UAS Practice, Chicago IL
Steven Flynn, Co-Founder, Aerial Filmmaking Ireland
John McGrawJohn McGraw Aerospace Consulting, LLC,
Jon Resnick, Policy & Marketing Representative, DJI 

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) courtesy of DJI will be displayed. Refreshments provided.
Please allow time to pass through security as you enter the building.

Seating is Limited: RSVPs appreciated but not required to: Russ Imrie, DCIFF’s OnTheHill coordinator: onthehilldciff@gmail.com