NEW YORK — Light Iron, the post house behind the recent films Gone Girl, Transparent, Kelly & Cal, Cold in July and
John Wick, is partnering with New York Women in Film & Television to present a panel discussion tonight. “Navigating Technology in Production & Post” will look at the role of technology in the art and business of content creation. The event will take place from 6:30 to 9:00pm at Light Iron (580 Broadway) and will offer valuable insight on how to leverage the right technology at the right time to improve your craft, plus save time and money.
Technology strategy consultant Mary Yurkovic will moderate the event. Panelists include Sabine Hoffman, ACE; Liza Johnson; Mynette Louie; and Reed Morano, ASC.
Sabine Hoffman, ACE, has edited Rebecca Miller’s films Personal Velocity, The Ballad of Jack and Rose and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Other credits include Morgan J. Freeman’s Desert Blue and Hurricane Streets and the multi-award-winning Brother To Brother and Harlem Aria. Hoffman recently completed Richard LaGravenese's The Last 5 Years, Cherien Dabis' May in the Summer and Sean Gullette's Traitors. She has served as a consultant and story advisor and also edited numerous documentary films, including Academy Award-nominated Ferry Tales and The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela. Hoffman is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and serves on the advisory board of the Woodstock Film Festival.
Liza Johnson is a writer and director. Her first feature film, Return, which stars Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, and John Slattery, premiered in Director's Fortnight at Cannes and was released by Focus World in 2012. Her second feature, Mark Poirier's Alice Munro adaptation Hateship Loveship, stars Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Haillee Steinfeld, and Nick Nolte, and was released by IFC Films in 2014. Johnson has also made many short films and installation projects that have been exhibited in festivals, galleries, and museums internationally. She is currently writing a new feature film, Nervous, and next year will direct What Happened to Anna K, written by Kate Bernstein and produced by Anna Gerb. Johnson is the author of many articles about art and film, and is Professor of Art at Williams College.
Mynette Louie is the President of Gamechanger Films, which finances narrative features directed by women. She is winner of the 2013 Independent Spirit Piaget Producers Award. Her producing credits include Land Ho! (Sundance 2014, Sony Pictures Classics), Cold Comes the Night (Sony/Goldwyn 2014), California Solo (Sundance 2012), Stones in the Sun (Tribeca 2012), Arcadia (Berlin 2012), Children of Invention (Sundance 2009) and Mutual Appreciation (SXSW 2005). Louie serves as an advisor to the Sundance Institute, SXSW, IFP and A3 Foundation. She was named one of Ted Hope’s "21 Brave Thinkers of Truly Free Film” and one of Indiewire’s “100 Filmmakers to Follow on Twitter.”
Reed Morano, ASC, is a recipient of the Kodak Vision Award for Cinematography at the 2011 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, and has also been named one of Variety’s “10 Cinematographers to Watch”. She has been a regular at Sundance, having films in competition for the past 6 years. Morano’s most recent features include The Skeleton Twins, And So It Goes, and Kill Your Darlings, and last year she shot the HBO series Looking. Morano’s earlier work includes Frozen River, which won the 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and went on to be nominated for two Academy Awards and seven Independent Spirit Awards. She is currently editing her first feature as both director and DP, the dark drama Meadowland, starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson. Morano is the youngest member of the American Society of Cinematographers and one of very few women in this prestigious organization.