A Conversation with Executive Producer and Director Marcos Siega
You've been invited toTHE 20/20 SERIESCreated by Liz HinleinA Conversation withExecutive Producer and Director Marcos SiegaWednesday, August 5, 20203:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PTThe 20/20 Series is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation and artistic vision.Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20 minute Q&A from YOU, the audience.This event is open to the public, as a means of promoting global connection and creativity, a key mission of NYFA.Marcos Siega is a film, television, commercial and music video director. He is known for directing such acclaimed television series as Dexter, True Blood, Veronica Mars, Tyrant, Blindspot, and The Following. He directed the Pilot episodes (and served as the Executive Producer/Director) of Vampire Diaries, Charlie’s Angels, The Following, The Passage, and God Friended Me. He also served as executive producer on NBC’s Outlaw, Netflix’s YOU, and, more recently, Siega directed and executive produced the pilot for CW’s Batwoman.His independent film he produced and directed, Pretty Persuasion, starring Evan Rachel Wood, Selma Blair, Jane Krakowski, and Ron Livingston, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Siega has also directed award-winning music videos for artists such as Weezer, Blink-182, All American Rejects, System of a Down, and Papa Roach to name a few. He has also directed commercials for Guinness Beer, Doritos, Microsoft, and Yahoo.Liz Hinlein is an award-winning director and cinematographer. She is the creator of The 20/20 Series and is the Creative Director of Filmmaking & Cinematography at New York Film Academy. Over the course of her career, Hinlein has made a name for herself in a traditionally male-dominated industry as a passionate, talented filmmaker and director of photography whose work has spanned the fields of feature film, advertising, music video and VR/AR/XR.Hinlein’s debut feature film, Other People’s Children, earned several awards on the film festival circuit—including Best of the Fest at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival and Best Director at the NYLA International Film Festival—and is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Recently, her VR film for Byton Auto was nominated for Best Branded Entertainment/Commercial at the 2019 CES VR Fest and in 2018, she directed Accenture’s VR film, Behind the Style, winning that same award.Most recently, Hinlein spent time in China writing and directing The Dream Factory and she is currently in pre-production on OSAGE '85, a groundbreaking immersive documentary experience. Her visual expertise comes from a background of directing commercials and music videos for top brands, including Dove, Lifetime, Revlon, Gillette, Maybelline, A&E, and MAC Cosmetics. Additionally, Hinlein has created films for superstar musicians such as Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears, and has been commissioned to photograph Quincy Jones, Incubus, and Fishbone.