Academy Presents 2021 Careers in Film in Summit For High School and College Students


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its 7th annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 30.  The virtual event, taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST, will provide high school seniors and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from Academy members and other industry professionals.

Across three panels, attendees will learn about a variety of filmmaking crafts, including visual effects, production design, cinematography, editing, location management, script supervision, and more.  The event will kick off with an exploration of the recently released “Candyman” with members of the film’s cast and crew.

The program schedule is as follows:

PANEL 1 – Anatomy of a Production: “Candyman”

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Panelists: Nia DaCosta (writer/director), Cara Brower (production designer), John Guleserian(director of photography), Catrin Hedström (editor), J. Anthony Kosar (special effects makeup department head), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (actor)
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of SiriusXM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

PANEL 2 – Roll Credits: Other Jobs in the Industry

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
Panelists: Jimmy Chow (property master), S. Todd Christensen (location manager), Dawn Gilliam(script supervisor), Danny Gonzalez (gaffer), Katherine O’Keefe (intimacy coordinator), Melanie Ragone (best boy grip)
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of SiriusXM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

PANEL 3 – Visual Effects in Film

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Panelists: Lyndon Barrois (animation supervisor), Erin Ramos (head of effects animation), Doug Roble (Academy Scientific and Technical Award winner), R. Christopher White (visual effects supervisor)
Moderator: Brooke Breton, producer, Breton Productions and Academy governor, Visual Effects branch

This program is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

The event is free, but attendees must register here to obtain access.