The Academy will present its third annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The day-long event will provide high school and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry, as well as hear from Academy members, Oscar-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals about the skills, education and the hard work required to achieve success.
The summit includes six panel discussions that also will be live-streamed on oscars.org.
The panelists, whose areas of expertise cover many aspects of filmmaking, will offer students knowledge of working in the industry and identify essential skills for their respective careers. Sessions also will incorporate film clips and Q & A sessions with students.
The panels and panelists include: Working Above the Line with Haifaa al-Mansour, writer-director, “Wadjda”; Eva Longoria, actress, “Lowriders”; Wendi McLendon-Covey, actress, “Bridesmaids”; Matt Reeves, writer-director, “War for the Planet of the Apes”; John Ridley, writer, “12 Years a Slave”; Patricia Riggen, director, “The 33”; and Nina Yang Bongiovi, producer, “Fruitvale Station.”
Additionally, the production panel will include LaFaye Baker, stunt performer, “Baggage Claim”; Erin Benach, costume designer, “Loving”; Susan Benjamin, set decorator, “The Founder”; Carmen Cuba, casting director, “The Martian”; Xavier Grobet, cinematographer, “Brad’s Status”; and Beverly Jo Pryor, makeup artist, “Hidden Figures.”
The post-production panel will feature Maryann Brandon, film editor, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”; Sean Faden, visual effects supervisor, “Fast & Furious 6”; Michelle Jackino, executive creative director, Open Road Entertainment; Ai-Ling Lee, sound designer, “The Maze Runner”; and Alyson Moore, foley artist, “The Dark Knight.”
Tickets for the event are free, but must be reserved in advance. For more information and tickets, visit oscars.org.
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