“Life After Pi” is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi”– just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community, and the Film Industry as a whole.
This is only the first chapter of an upcoming feature-length documentary “Hollywood Ending,” that delves into the larger, complex challenges facing the US Film Industry and the many professionals working within it, whose fates and livelihood are intertwined.
Bay Area Women in Film and Media is hosting a Women in Animation Panel at DreamWorks Redwoods Studio this Thursday at 6:30 pm.
What’s the magic behind highly-successful animated films such as the “Shrek” saga, “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and many more?
Come and discover it first-hand at the “Women of DreamWorks” event. On Feb 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm join us at DreamWorks North California PDI headquarters for a panel discussion with Gail Currey, Head of PDI-DreamWorks, Holly Edwards, Associate Producer of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” and Lara Breay ,Producer of “The Penguins of Madagascar.”
These established animation professionals will discuss their roles at PDI DreamWorks and give attendants an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of their upcoming releases as well as other successful Dreamworks films.
This is a special co-ed event and open to the general public.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE BY FEB 24, 2014 AND SPACE IS LIMITED.
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
FREE for BAWIFM members, $30 for NON-MEMBERS. Discounts for PGA/DGA/WIA members.
There is wonderful news regarding the panel discussion on women in animation, hosted by The Walt Disney Family Museum, on March 15th. Due to the overwhelming response to this program, the venue has been moved to the Lucasfilm/ILM Premier Theater, and ticket sales have been increased to accommodate more people. Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket to this highly anticipated presentation can visit the Museum’s website atwww.waltdisney.org.
Schedule for March 15th:
11am-12:30pm – Presentation at Lucasfilm/ILM Premier Theater (Metered parking available at the Museum or side streets by Lucasfilm, or in the Lucasfilm garage for $5.00)
[Lucasfilm/ILM is located in the Letterman Digital Arts Center at One Letterman Drive, just inside the Lombard Gate on the eastern end of the Presidio. It is a 15min. walk (.6 miles) from the Museum.]
1-1:30pm – Signing at The Walt Disney Family Museum (lower level)
3-5pm – Learn from the Masters class with Brittney Lee (Learning Center)
10am-6pm- Museum hours; New exhibition, MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair open to the public in the Special Exhibition Hall
TALK | Panel Discussion: Women in Animation
Sat, Mar 15 |11am
Four top female animators discuss how women have found success
working in a male-dominated industry, their personal struggles and
triumphs, their thoughts about the career and influence of artist Mary
Blair, and the future of women in animation. Featuring moderator Jenny
Lerew and animators Brenda Chapman, Lorelay Bove, and Claire Keane.
Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair.
WORKSHOP | Learn from the Masters with Brittney Lee
Sat, Mar 15 | 3-5pm | limited to 15 students per class | ages 18+
Join visual development artist Brittney Lee as she discusses and demonstrates
her process of working with cut-paper. Learn some basic paper-sculpting and
construction techniques and create a small original work of your own.