The road to winning an Oscar begins with education. Plain and simple, knowledge is power.  It wasn’t too long ago (sadly) that the entertainment industry was a closed place for creative people of color.  It might not seem that way today with powerful creatives like Ava DuVernay, Charles King, Shaka King, Will Packer, Matthew A. Cherry, and Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (“Two Distant Stranger” – /https://bit.ly/2XQJdYi ) making their moves in the industry.  Clearly, it’s a wonderful change but it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences understood that early education was important and that’s what makes their annual  Careers in Film Summit so exciting and the Saturday, October 30 — is free. 

The virtual event, taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST, will provide high school seniors and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from Academy members and other industry professionals.

Across three panels, attendees will learn about a variety of filmmaking crafts, including visual effects, production design, cinematography, editing, location management, script supervision, and more.  The event will kick off with an exploration of the recently released “Candyman” with members of the film’s cast and crew.

The program schedule is as follows:

PANEL 1 – Anatomy of a Production: “Candyman”
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Panelists: Nia DaCosta (writer/director), Cara Brower (production designer), John Guleserian (director of photography), Catrin Hedström (editor), J. Anthony Kosar (special effects makeup department head), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (actor)
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of SiriusXM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

PANEL 2 – Roll Credits: Other Jobs in the Industry
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
Panelists: Jimmy Chow (property master), S. Todd Christensen (location manager), Dawn Gilliam (script supervisor), Danny Gonzalez (gaffer), Katherine O’Keefe (intimacy coordinator), Melanie Ragone (best boy grip)
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of SiriusXM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

PANEL 3 – Visual Effects in Film
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Panelists: Lyndon Barrois (animation supervisor), Erin Ramos (head of effects animation), Doug Roble (Academy Scientific and Technical Award winner), R. Christopher White (visual effects supervisor)
Moderator: Brooke Breton, producer, Breton Productions and Academy governor, Visual Effects branch

This program is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

The event is free, but attendees must register here to obtain access.
 
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