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Future Media Concepts announces keynote speaker; Emmy-nominated editor Christopher Nelson to address postproduction elite at exclusive 4-day retreat in Miami Beach.

New York, NY – November 17, 2009 – Future Media Concepts (FMC), the premier authorized digital media training organization for postproduction, broadcast, and content creators, has announced that Emmy-nominated editor Christopher Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the 5th annual Editors Retreat in Miami Beach, Florida from January 13-16, 2010. Nelson's claim-to-fame came in the late 1970's editing the television mini-series, "The Captain's and the Kings." Soon thereafter, he began working with a collection of television pilots, gradually collecting six "Best Editing" Emmy-nominations for the pilot episodes of "The Greatest American Hero," "China Beach," "Six Feet Under," and "LOST." Nelson has edited additional episodes of both "Six Feet Under" and "LOST" and has also worked on a variety of other hit-television series, including: "The West Wing," "House" and "Mad Men." Nelson will discuss his knowledgeable approach to the creative decision-making process, as well as outline his past and current experiences of editing and producing over fifty television movies, pilots and series episodes.

"The Editors Retreat is a great opportunity for influential industry professionals to brainstorm and share ideas; it's a perfect place to get the creative juices flowing," says Christopher Nelson. "Over the course of my career I have strengthened my skill-sets by overcoming editing boundaries, creating endless possibilities. I look forward to meeting attendees and sharing these experiences with them in Miami Beach."

"The editors attending our annual Retreat have already established a name for themselves. Their keynote truly needs to be a seasoned professional that has extensive industry experience," says Ben Kozuch, co-founder and President, Future Media Concepts. "Chris Nelson's resume boasts a wide-array of television genres and a multitude of storytelling mediums. From made-for-TV movies, to award-winning shows like "LOST" and "Mad Men," his versatility is a perfect fit. His real-world knowledge will undoubtedly resonate within our attendees and we are confident that he will deliver an outstanding keynote speech."

Editors Retreat 2010 Details

The Editors Retreat will take place at the Deauville Beach Resort Hotel, located at 6701 Collins Avenue in the exotic Miami Beach, Florida. The 4-day, 3-night world-class retreat offers fully-packed days of workshops and classes with discussions and presentations on emerging trends, cutting-edge technology application and workflow techniques from Adobe®, Apple® and Avid®. Award-winning editors and world-class trainers will share professional and personal work experiences while attending sessions and social networking events alongside attendees and speakers, including Christopher Nelson. The Retreat is produced in association with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and is sponsored by both Adobe and Avid.

Pricing and Registration

Registration is still open, however a minimum of 5-years extensive professional experience is required to apply and attendance is limited. Pricing varies per package, but until December 1st, 2009, the promoters of Editors Retreat 2010 will continue to offer $500.00 off the total cost by giving attendees the option to prepare a Peer Presentation on a technical topic they have done commercially. Limited to 75 minutes, sessions can utilize any platform. Past examples include:

· Producing from the Editor's Chair: The Hurricane Katrina Project by Stig Daniels (Avid)

· Cutting the Independent Film by Abba Shapiro (Final Cut Pro)

· Documentary Work and Workflow by Steve Audette (Avid)

To view footage from the 2008 Editors Retreat or for more information about Editors Retreat 2010, including schedules, speakers and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://www.editorsretreat.com or call +1 212 233 3500.

About Future Media Concepts

In 1994, Jeff Rothberg and Ben Kozuch launched Future Media Concepts as the world's first Avid Authorized Training Center. Over the years, FMC expanded its curriculum to become the nation's premier digital media training organization, representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Boris FX, Digidesign®, NewTek® and Softimage®. In addition, FMC is a leading producer of educational-rich conferences and expositions for the production and postproduction industries including the NAB Post|Production World Conference in Vegas.

FMC has established state-of-the-art training centers in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Orlando, Chicago and Dubai, with onsite training worldwide and online courses available to users anywhere. For more information regarding classes and upcoming events please visit http://www.FMCtraining.com.

Press Contact

To schedule a press briefing, please contact Kathleen Langlois or Janice Dolan at:

Zazil Media Group

Kathleen Langlois

(p) +1 413 374 7655

(email) kathleen@zazilmediagroup.com

Zazil Media Group

Janice Dolan

(p) +1 617 817 6595

(email) janice@zazilmediagroup.com

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