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January 12, 2009
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Post-Production Players in Focus at 2009 NAB Show

--"Weeds" editor Helfand, "Hairspray" editor Tronick to speak--

WASHINGTON, DC – David Helfand, an Emmy-winning editor, and Michael Tronick, editor of "Hairspray" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" will speak during the Post|Production World Conference at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas. NAB Show organizers also announced today that Avid Technology, an international leader in media creation tools, will return to this year's NAB Show exhibit floor. The NAB Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 18-23.

The Post|Production World Conference, now in its sixth year, will span five days and offer more than 200 sessions of advanced training, providing real-world insight into creating dynamic video and film content. Tracks this year include Avid Editing, Final Cut Studio Editing, Digital Video Production, Adobe Production Premium, and New Media 2.0, among others. New to this year's conference is a line-up of specialized sessions focusing on editing techniques for news, sports and technologies for worship. David Helfand, who has edited an array of popular TV shows including Showtime's "Weeds" and NBC's "Friends," and Michael Tronick, whose resume includes editing credits for "Hairspray" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," will speak during the conference.

Tronick began his career as a music editor, cutting music for numerous feature films including Warren Beatty's "Reds," Walter Hill's "48 HRS" and John McTiernan's "Predator." Tronick's film editing debut came later with the release of "Beverly Hills Cop II." Since then, Tronick has edited an array of Hollywood blockbusters including "Days of Thunder," "The Last Boy Scout," "Scent of a Woman," "Meet Joe Black," "Remember the Titans," "The Scorpion King," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "Hairspray" and "Bedtime Stories."

Helfand started his editing career cutting promo reels, commercials, music videos and documentaries for a small production company in Los Angeles. His first editing break came on the acclaimed HBO series "Dream On," for which he earned a CableAce Award and three nominations during its five year run. His next editing job came with NBC's "Friends," which he also produced. In 1998, he received editing and writing Emmys for a news feature chronicling his father's return to Poland 50 years after leaving Auschwitz. The majority of his projects have been comedy series, including "That 70s Show," for which he received an Emmy nomination in 2004, and more recently "Weeds," for which he was Emmy nominated in 2006 and 2007.

Joining Helfand, Tronick and the growing lineup of players from the content community is Avid Technology, a worldwide leader providing tools for film, video, audio, and broadcast professionals. Avid will return to the NAB Show exhibit floor joining Show partners Sony, Thomson, Panasonic, Canon, Dolby, Evertz, Harris, JVC, Ross Video and Vitec Group. Other major exhibitors representing the post-production community include Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Digital Vision AB, Quantel and Vizrt.

New this year, the 2009 NAB Show will feature charter-bus transportation from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to increase participation from L.A.'s post-production community. Schedule information will be available for interested parties in the coming weeks.

About the 2009 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place April 18 - 23, 2009 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 20). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com. Online media registration is now available in the online NAB Show newsroom.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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