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4th Annual Careers In Film Summit

4th Annual Careers In Film Summit
Careers In Film

Academy Headquarters
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211


Learn about careers in the motion picture industry from working Academy members and film professionals. Discover the skills, education and hard work needed to achieve your dreams.

In a series of panels, Academy members and filmmakers discussed their professions, shared advice and addressed the skills that a career in film requires. Their areas of expertise span songwriting and composing, sound, editing, visual effects, costume design, production design, and animation. Sessions also incorporated film clips and Q&As with students.

For those unable to attend, see highlights below.





9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. Working Above the Line: See Full Panel Biographies 
Tiffany Little Canfield, casting director, “Mary Poppins Returns”
Cheo Hodari Coker, writer, “Notorious”
RJ Cyler, actor, “White Boy Rick”
Nina Jacobson, producer, “Crazy Rich Asians”
Peyton Reed, director, “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
Moderated by Mike Muse, host of Sirius XM’s “The Mike Muse Show”
10:45 a.m. Lights, Camera, Action! Production: 
See Full Panel Biographies
Bobbi Banks, supervising Dialogue/ ADR editor, “The Fate of the Furious”
Lisa Zeno Churgin, editor, “The Old Man & the Gun”
Kay Lee, production designer, “Blue Caprice”
Rachel Morrison, cinematographer, “Mudbound”
Isis Mussenden, costume designer, “The Wolverine”
Mary E. Vogt, costume designer, “Crazy Rich Asians”
Moderated by Mike Muse, host of Sirius XM’s “The Mike Muse Show”
12:15 p.m. Roll Credits: Other Important Jobs in the Industry: 
See Full Panel Biographies
Lori Balton, location scout, “Argo”
Tony Jerrels, grip, “American Gun”
Susan Malerstein-Watkins, script supervisor, “Sully”
Heidi McGowen, unit production manager, “Black-ish”
Alexander Zahn, VP at Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, “Dope”
Moderated by David Valdez, LA County Arts Commissioner

1:20 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

2:15 p.m. Music in Film: Evoking Emotion: See Full Panel Biographies
Goapele,composer/ songwriter, “#WhereIsBeauty”
Mark Isham, composer, “The Accountant”
Laura Karpman, composer, “Paris Can Wait”
Mary Ramos, music supervisor, “The Hateful Eight”
Del Spiva, music editor, “A Quiet Place”
Moderated by Angela Jollivette, music supervisor, Moonbaby Media

3:45 p.m. All Things Animation: See Full Panel Biographies
Henry F. Anderson III, animation director, “Robodog”
Carlos Cabral, head of characters and technical animation, Disney Animation, “Moana”
Renato Dos Anjos, head of animation, Disney Animation, “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
Maggie Malone, executive producer, Illumination Entertainment
Fabienne Rawley, editor, Disney Animation, “Zootopia”
Marlon West, head of effects animation, Disney Animation, “Moana”
Moderated by Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director, Preservation and Foundation Programs, Academy

5:00 p.m. Closing