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Careers in Film Summit Schedule

October 17, 2015


9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks: Randy Haberkamp, Academy’s Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs, Academy
Jana Babatunde-Bey, COO, Overbrook Entertainment
Mike Muse, SBA’s My Brother’s Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion


9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Working above the Line
Producer: Effie T. Brown (Dear White People, “Project Green Light”)
Writer/Director: Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline, Peeples)
Producer: Debra Martin Chase (Just Wright, Sparkle)
Producer: Caleeb Pinkett (After Earth, Annie)
Actor: Adam Rodriguez (Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL)
Producer: Shelby Stone (November Rule, Bessie)
Director: Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Ride Along)
Moderator: Mike Muse (SBA/MBK Champion)


10:55 – 12:05 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Action: Production
Hairstylist: Pierce Austin (Men in Black, Seven Pounds)
Cinematographer: Gabriel Beristain (Iron Man, Street Kings)
Costume Concept Artist: Phillip Boutte, Jr. (The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Hunger GamesMockingjay Part 1)
Set Decorator: Jan Pascale (Argo, Anchorman 2)
Gaffer: Jim Plannette (The Artist, The Gift)
Casting: Robi Reed (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X)
Dept. Head Hairstylist: Johnny Villanueva (The Fighter, Lone Survivor)
Moderator: Shaun Robinson (Entertainment Reporter)


12:10 – 1:05 p.m.

Get It in the Can: Post-Production
Supervising Sound Editor: Andrew DeCristofaro (Unbroken, Spy)
Visual Effects Supervisor: Sheena Duggal (The Hunger GamesIron Man 3)
Music Composer: Richard Gibbs (Doctor Doolittle, “Battlestar Galactica”)
Music Supervisor: Pilar McCurry (Love Jones, The Karate Kid)
Film Editor: Michael Tronick (2 Guns, Straight Outta Compton)
Moderator: Shaun Robinson (Entertainment Reporter)


1:10 – 1:50 p.m.

Box lunches provided


2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

The Reps: The Dream Team
Public Relations: Greg Longstreet (Polaris PR)
Agent: Cameron Mitchell (CAA)
Manager: Eric Pertilla (Mosaic Media Group)
Entertainment Attorney: Todd Rubenstein (Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman)
Agent: Brad Slater (WME)
Moderator: Mike Muse (SBA/MBK Champion)


3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Putting It All on the Table: Marketing and Distribution
Exhibition Executive: Nikkole Denson-Randolph (AMC Theatres)
Journalist/Film Critic: Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood)
Marketing: Laura Kim (Participant Media)
Digital Executive: Sanjay Sharma (All Def Digital)
Moderator: Amy Elisa Jackson (Entertainment Journalist)


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Stop Motion Animator/Director: Musa Brooker (Elf, “Robot Chicken”)
University Relations Manager: Grazia Como (Eight Below, The Croods)
Character Designer: Dan Haskett (Toy Story, Waking Sleeping Beauty)
Animation Inker/Artist: Antonio Pelayo (Frozen, Big Hero 6)
Story Artist/Animator: Tom Sito (The Lion King, Shrek)
Senior VP Production: Karen Toliver (20th Century Fox Animation)
Animator: Liron Topaz (The Croods, How to Train Your Dragon 2)
Moderator: Randy Haberkamp (Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs, Academy)


5:30 p.m.

Concluding Remarks: Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs, Academy


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