Martha Pinson / "Power" (Kerry Hayes)
NYSSN meets every couple of months - typically on a Sunday - on a September-June cycle.
Unless otherwise stated, meetings are usually held at:
Playwrights Rehearsal Studios (formerly 440 Studios)
440 Lafayette St, Manhattan, New York.
Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th St (N/R)
*Please check the noticeboard inside for room # on the day.*
Notes to past NYSSN meetings can be found in the Members ARCHIVES page.
Non-members are welcome to audit a meeting if they are unsure about joining the network.
Please contact us if you are attending for the first time.
Please note that meetings are currently being held virtually until further notice!
Solidarity, Safety and Speaking up on Set
October 7th, 11:00am-1:00pm EST @ Zoom
A lot has been going on in the industry over the past couple of months: from the IATSE union strike (temporarily averted?), to labor issues, and of course safety on set with the recent tragedy on the movie 'Rust'.
We will have with us guest Gillian Albinski, a Props Master based in Charlotte NC (Outer Banks, The Walking Dead, Homeland), who can talk about guns and safety concerns.
We would also like to have a broader discussion about speaking up on set - safety or otherwise. Do you feel solidarity with other crew members when something doesn't feel right or fair? Have you taken concerns to somebody like the shop steward? How did the potential union strike, and the 'Rust’ tragedy affect attitudes and relationships with other departments on set? Has this current climate affected the non-union world as well?
Bryant Park Social
July 11th, 11:00am-1:00pm EST @ Reading Room Area
NYSSN will be holding our first in-person meeting in over a year with a return to Bryant Park! We will be able to socially distance and enjoy the outdoors. Masks are optional, and to each person's comfort level.
There will be an informal discussion about the growing workload of script supervisors, and the concept of assistance for a "One-Person Department".
Faces, inter-personal engagement and a cool drink of choice are welcome!
Kit Rental Meeting
March 7th, 11:00am-12:30pm EST @ Zoom
Following on from a recent email thread, Sean Pollock will be sharing the Excel Kit Rental Worksheet that he uses to create an inventory list for both negotiating, as well as for submitting with start paperwork. (This is an updated version of the one currently on our website.)
The demo will take about 40 mins and we will follow with an open discussion about kit rentals for those who want to stick around and talk further.
NYSSN / LASSN Bicoastal Social
February 28th, 2pm EST / 11am PST @ Zoom
The NY and LA SSNs are coming together for the first time in a joint virtual mixer where we will talk script supe stuff in our East and West coast communities and see how the other half lives!
We're going to attempt a rotating breakout rooms format to encourage that true mixer spirit and keep things unpredictable. Just pretend we've booked out a bunch of tables in your favorite bar (remember those times?)
Join us for good vibes and conversation (with hopefully minimal technological difficulties)!
Back to Work on a Covid set
December 6th, 11-1pm @ Zoom
A lot of people have returned to work in some form or another. What is your experience working in the new landscape? Has the way you work changed a lot or not at all? Is your production doing all you expected them to do in terms of safety and protocol? How are positive tests and communication being handled? Let's discuss successes, inconsistencies and frustrations.
BYOC Focus on Non-Union Script Supervisors
September 20th, 11-1pm @ Zoom
Alisa Traskunov will lead the discussion; topics will include starting off with pen and paper and transitioning to digital, how to network, and how to keep busy in between jobs especially during quarantine. BYOC: brew your own coffee!
Digital Workflow Panel 5 & 6
May 26th, 3-5pm @ Zoom
PANEL #5: WHAT WORKS BEST FOR DIFFERENT SHOW FORMATS?
Episodic / Commercials / Live and Live-To-Tape /Student films
PANEL #6: WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR NOTES?
Editors talk about what is useful and what is distracting in various systems
Kate Sanford / Michael Taylor / Tim Squires /Andy Kier
Digital Workflow Panel 4
May 19th, 3-5pm @ Zoom
PANEL #4: GENERAL NOTE TAKING APPLICATIONS
REVISIONS (Scriptation, PDF Expert)
MATCHING (Scriptation, PDF Expert)
SCRIPT LINING (PDF Expert)
ORGANIZING (GoodReader, GoodNotes)
Digital Workflow Panel 2 & 3
May 12th, 1-3 @ Zoom
PANEL #2: CREATIVE USES OF OFFICE SUITES
WORD PROCESSING (Microsoft Word, Apple Pages)
SPREADSHEETS (Excel, Googlesheets, Numbers - with paper and digital workflows)
PANEL #3: FRAME CAPTURE AND SCANNING SYSTEMS
Q-Take, Teradek, Black MagicScanner Pro, Turbo Scan, Doxie Scanner & CamScan
Digital Workflow Panel 1
May 11th, 3-5pm @ Zoom
We are excited to announce the beginning of a series of digital workflow panels to be held via ZOOM during the month of May. These discussion panels will be conducted by Mary Cybulski, former Script Supervisor and author of 'Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker'. This is a follow up to our last meeting (when we met in person!) and the questionnaire that we sent out in February.
PANEL #1: SYSTEMS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR SCRIPT SUPERVISORS
PETER SKARRATT AND SCRIPTE
DO-IT-YOURSELF SYSTEMS (Filemaker Pro, Notability, Movie Slate, Numbers)
Inaugural NYSSN Zoom meeting
March 31st, 1-3pm @ Zoom
Welcome to our first virtual NYSSN meeting! Now, social connection and sharing information with each other is more important than ever. Plus, going forward, this will be a helpful tool so our more distant members can join us at meetings. This will be an informal meeting to check in with how evereyone is doing since the industry shutdown on March 13th.