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Careers in Film Summit 2017 Schedule

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:20 a.m. Working Above the Line 
Haifaa al-Mansour, writer-director, “Wadjda”
Eva Longoria, actress-director-producer, “Overboard”
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”
Nina Yang Bongiovi, producer, “Fruitvale Station”
Moderated by Mike Muse, My Brother’s Keeper Champion
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10:55 a.m. Lights, Camera, Action! Production
LaFaye Baker, stunt performer, “Baggage Claim”
Erin Benach, costume designer, “Loving”
Susan Benjamin, set decorator, “The Founder”
Carmen Cuba, casting director, “The Martian”
Beverly Jo Pryor, makeup artist, “Hidden Figures”
Mark Weingarten, production sound mixer, “The Social Network”
Moderated by John Horn, KPCC’s “The Frame”
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12:05 p.m. Get it in the Can! Post Production
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, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Ai-Ling Lee, sound designer, “The Maze Runner”
Alyson Moore, foley artist, “The Dark Knight”
Moderated by John Horn, KPCC’s “The Frame”

1:10 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

2 p.m.  Music in Film: Evoking Emotion
Jordan Corngold, music editor, “Bridge of Spies”
Germaine Franco, composer-songwriter, “Dope”
Justin Hurwitz, composer-songwriter, “La La Land”
Trent Reznor, composer-songwriter, “The Social Network”
Morgan Rhodes, music supervisor, “Selma”
Taura Stinson, songwriter, “Rio 2”
Moderated by Mike Muse, My Brother’s Keeper Champion
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3:10 p.m. The Reps: The Dream Team
Sonya Ede-Williams, public relations consultant, SYE Publicity
Scott J. Karol, Esq., attorney, KarolWilliams PC
Gabriel Mena, agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
Cameron Mitchell, agent, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Jewerl Keats Ross, manager, Silent R Management
Moderated by Gil Robertson, co-founder and president of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
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4:20 p.m. All Things Animation
Dale Baer, animator, “The Lion King”
Neysa Bové, visual development artist, “Moana”
Everett Downing Jr., animator-story artist, “The Boss Baby”
Jorge Gutiérrez, director-character designer, “The Book of Life”
Vanessa Morrison, president, 20th Century Fox Animation
Simon Otto, head of character animation, “How to Train Your Dragon”
Moderated by Randy Haberkamp, the Academy’s Managing Director, Preservation and Foundation Programs
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5:30 p.m. Closing