Academy to present 'Careers In Film Summit' this Saturday
October 2, 2019

Academy to present 'Careers In Film Summit' this Saturday

LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its 5th annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 5th, 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 from Academy members, Oscar-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals. The summit’s five panel discussions also will be live-streamed on

The program schedule is as follows:

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Working Above the Line
Casting director Deborah Aquila, “The Spy Who Dumped Me”
Director-producer-writer Steven Caple, Jr., “Creed II”
Actress-producer Bronwyn Cornelius, “Clemency”
Actor Terry Crews, “Sorry to Bother You”
Actor-producer-director-writer Kevin Smith, “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”
Writer-producer Virgil Williams, “Mudbound”
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of Sirius XM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Production designer Hannah Beachler, “Black Panther”
Makeup department head Howard Berger, “Alita Battle Angel”
Cinematographer Julio Macat, “After the Wedding”
Makeup effects supervisor John Rosengrant, “The Shape of Water”
Film editor Terilyn Shropshire, “When They See Us”
Costume designer Mitchell Travers, “Hustlers”
Sound mixer Mark Ulano, “Once upon a Time in Hollywood”
Moderator: Bianca Rae, anchor, Spectrum News 1

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Roll Credits: Other Important Jobs in the Industry
Assistant director William Paul Clark
SVP, Brand Marketing, Endeavor, Justina Omokhua
Film critic Claudia Puig
Publicist Ivette Rodriguez
Line producer-unit production manager Alex G. Scott
Moderator: Gil Robertson, President, AAFCA

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
All Things Animation
Writer Rob Edwards, “The Princess and the Frog”
Film editor, Disney Animation, Robert Fisher, Jr., “Spider-Man:Into the Spider-Verse”
Technical director Jerry Huynh, “Jing Hua”
Director of Cinematography, Lighting, Disney Animation, Mohit Kallianpur, “Frozen 2”
Animator Floyd Norman, “An Animated Life”
Producer Arianne Sutner, “Missing Link”
Moderator: Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director, Preservation and Foundation Programs, Academy

3:45 p.m.
Performance by London-based singer-songwriter Samm Henshaw, who has toured with such musicians as James Bay and Chance the Rapper.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Music in Film: Evoking Emotion
Composer Michael Abels, “Us”
Composer Kris Bowers, “Green Book”
Songwriter Diane Warren, “Marshall”
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of Sirius XM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

Tickets for the Los Angeles event are free, but must be reserved in advance. Entrance is on a first come first served basis.