Special guests include Debbie Berman, Jongnic Bontemps, Annie Chang, Peter Devlin, Camille Friend, Dawn Gilliam, Antoinette Messam, Mike Muse, and more.
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents the Careers in Film Summit 2023 on Saturday, May 13. The Careers in Film Summit is a free annual program that raises awareness of the range of film-related industry job pathways for students from under-resourced communities and those interested in pursuing filmmaking as a career. The event will take place across the museum from 10am to 6pm and 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. Panels will be translated to ASL and will stream live for those unable to attend in person.
Tickets to the Careers in Film Summit are free with registration and allow visitors to access Academy member panels in the David Geffen Theater where attendees will learn about a variety of filmmaking crafts; attend workshops, demonstrations, and photo activations in the Shirley Temple Education Studio; and explore the museum’s galleries and exhibitions all day long. Mike Muse, SiriusXM Host and ABC News Contributor, will serve as the Summit’s host. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be found on the museum’s website.
Careers in Film Summit 2023 schedule:
|11am-5pm||Portraits by Las Fotos Project in the Netflix Lounge (Level 2)|
|11am-noon||Careers in Film with Academy and Academy Museum Professionals|
David Geffen Theater
Every decision made at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is carefully crafted by museum professionals who are in constant exchange with industry professionals. Join us for a special conversation with Academy and Academy Museum staff and learn about their work in advancing the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema at the museum.
Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum
Anne Coco, Associate Director of Graphic Arts Collections, Margaret Herrick Library
Doris Berger, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs, Academy Museum
K.J. Relth-Miller, Interim Director of Film Programs
Sophie Hunter, Senior Objects Conservator, Academy Museum
Tuni Chatterji, Manager of Film Education, Academy Museum
Careers in Film with Academy and Academy Museum Professionals will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum’s YouTube channel.
|12:15pm-1pm||Demonstration: VFX Animation | Shirley Temple Education Studio|
Demonstration by: Lyndon Barrois Sr., Animation Director and VFX Artist (The Matrix Trilogy and Happy Feet)
|1-2pm||Art Meets the Science of Cinema | David Geffen Theater|
Animation, documentaries, live-action, and more all use technology that moves the art of moviemaking forward. Join us for a conversation on the science and technology careers that exist in film.
Annie Chang, Vice President of Creative Technologies – Universal Pictures
Panelists: To Be Announced
Art Meets the Science of Cinema will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum’s YouTube channel.
|3-4pm||All by Design | David Geffen Theater|
Design can be found throughout the process of filmmaking. Following the thread with costume design to breaking down sound, learn about different career paths that involve the elements of design.
Jazz Tangcay, Senior Artisans Editor at Variety
Antoinette Messam, Costume Designer (The Harder They Fall)
Camille Friend, Head Hairstylist (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Jorge R. Gutierrez, Animator, Painter, Writer, Director (The Book of Life)
Peter J. Devlin, Sound Mixer (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
All by Design will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum’s YouTube channel.
|4:15-5pm||Demonstration: Sound Workshop | Shirley Temple Education Studio|
Demonstration by: Peter J. Devlin, Sound Mixer (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
|5-6pm||Lights, Camera, Action! | David Geffen Theater|
There is so much that goes into making a film that we don’t see on screen. Learn more about jobs behind the camera during this panel with industry professionals.
Mike Muse, SiriusXM Host/ABC News Contributor
Dawn Gilliam, Script Supervisor (Boyz N the Hood)
Debbie Berman, Film Editor (Captain Marvel)
Jongnic Bontemps, Composer (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts)
Lights, Camera, Action! will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum’s YouTube channel.
This program is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Academy Museum inclusion initiatives are made possible in part by the Ruderman Family Foundation.
About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.