LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy, in support of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, will present the second annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 8, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The daylong event for high school and college students will bring together Academy members and other film industry guests to discuss their professions as well as the paths they took to achieve career success.

For the first time, the Los Angeles event will be live-streamed on Oscars.org, and students from around the world will be able to watch each of the six panels.

The Academy also will be presenting Careers in Film Summit–London on Friday, November 11, at the Regent Street Cinema in London.  Presented in partnership with the UK film education charity Into Film, the half-day event will feature three hour-long panels (panelists to be announced at a later date) and is part of the Into Film Festival , the world’s biggest youth-focused film festival.

Some of the film industry professions to be represented include cinematography, composing, sound design, film editing, costume design, special effects makeup, visual effects, public relations and marketing.  The panelists will offer students firsthand knowledge of their experiences working in the industry and identify key knowledge areas and skill sets that are essential for specific careers. Film clips chosen by the panelists will highlight significant work.

The L.A. panels and panelists are as follows:

9 a.m.          Working Above the Line

Tyrese Gibson, Actor – “Fast and Furious” series, “Transformers”

Catherine Hardwicke, Director – “Twilight,” “Thirteen”

James Lopez, Production Executive – “The Perfect Guy,” “Think Like a Man”

Theodore Melfi, Writer-Producer-Director – “Hidden Figures,” “St. Vincent”

Tyger Williams, Writer – “The Perfect Guy,” “Menace II Society”

Moderated by Mike Muse, My Brother’s Keeper

11 a.m.         Lights, Camera, Action!: Pre- Production and Production

Jerry Constantine, Special Effects Makeup Artist – “Watchmen,” “The Curious
Case of Benjamin Button”

Warren Drummond, Storyboard Artist – “Fences,” “X-Men: First Class”

Camille Friend, Hairstylist – “The Hateful Eight,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

Daryn Okada, Cinematographer – “Let’s Be Cops,” “Mean Girls”

Phil Saunders, Concept Artist – “Marvel’s The Avengers” series, “Iron Man” series

Marlene Stewart, Costume Designer – “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,”
“The Judge”

Moderated by Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter

12 p.m.        Get It in the Can: Post-Production

Rosa Costanza, Sound Technician – “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,”
“Sinister 2”

Greg Hedgepath, Sound Editor – “Straight Outta Compton,” “The Hunger Games”

Alyson Moore, Foley Artist – “Inception,” “The Dark Knight”

Steven Morrow, Sound Mixer – “La La Land, “The Perfect Guy”

Gregg Rudloff, Re-recording Editor – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “American Sniper”

Theresa Rygiel, Visual Effects – “Furious 7,” “The Lord of the Rings” series

Troy Takaki, Film Editor – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, “Fool’s Gold”

Moderated by Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter

2 p.m.          Music in Film: Evoking Emotion

Kathryn Bostic, Songwriter-Composer – “Dear White People,” “I Will Follow”

Harry Gregson-Williams, Composer – “The Martian,” “Gone Baby Gone”

Abel Korzeniowski, Composer – “Nocturnal Animals,” “A Single Man”

Harvey Mason Jr., Songwriter-Record & Movie Producer – “Pitch Perfect 2,”
“Straight Outta Compton”

David Metzner, Music Editor – “Argo,” “The Hangover Part II”

Sunny Park, Music Executive – “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Shrek 2”

Gingger Shankar, Composer – “Five Nights in Maine,” “Water & Power”

Moderated by Mike Muse, My Brother’s Keeper

3 p.m.          The Reps: The Dream Team

Tony Angellotti, Entertainment Public Relations Executive, The Angellotti
Company

Gordon Bobb, Entertainment Attorney, Del Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka,
Finkelstein & Lezcano

Jelani Johnson, Agent, Creative Artists Agency

Jerome Martin, Manager, JME Management

Rena Ronson, Partner, Head of UTA Independent Film Group

Phillip Sun, Partner, WME Entertainment

Moderated by Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood

4 p.m.          All Things Animation

Eric Goldberg, 2D Animator – “The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin”

Travis Knight, Director-Animator – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Boxtrolls”

Floyd Norman, Animator – “Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story 2”

Peter Ramsey, Director – “Rise of the Guardians”

Josie Trinidad, Co-head of Story-Story Artist – “Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”

Moderated by Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director, Preservation and Foundation Programs, AMPAS

Tickets for the L.A. event are free, but must be reserved in advance. For more information and to obtain tickets, click here.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

ABOUT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Unemployment among the Millennial Generation, particularly in minority communities, is at record levels, and entrepreneurship can serve as pathway toward economic mobility. While many young people of color have the intuition and drive to succeed there is a gap in understanding how to translate entrepreneurial dreams into viable businesses. When nurtured through proper education, support, and coaching, young entrepreneurs can found enriching small business endeavors that will benefit the individuals and the communities in which they live. Learn more at BizMyWay.com.

ABOUT INTO FILM

Into Film seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning and cultural experience.  The ambitious UK-wide Into Film program provides 5-19 year olds with unparalleled opportunities to see, think, make and imagine, contributing to their educational, cultural, creative and personal development. Into Film will achieve this by:

· Working with the education and informal youth sectors to support and promote learning through and about film
·  Partnering with industry to enhance the appreciation and understanding of film
·  Taking advantage of the learning solutions made possible by digital technology

ABOUT THE INTO FILM FESTIVAL

Now in its fourth year, the Festival is a free celebration of film and education for children and young people. The program features over 3,000 free cinema screenings and events across the UK, many linked to topical themes or subjects in the curriculum.  The program showcases everything from exclusive blockbuster previews to classic family films, to workshops and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. The 2016 Festival has over 450,000 5-19 year olds and educators booked in so far. It encourages young people, including many who may never otherwise visit the cinema, to learn and develop an interest in film, with the aim of engaging and informing a new generation of cinema-goers. Bookings can be made atwww.intofilm.org/events/festival

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