595 Market St, 2nd floor
San Francisco, California 94105

San Francisco is the new Hollywood, for reel. In the last 30 years, movie makers have escaped LA to tap the Bay Area’s technological spring. This was a natural flow, as digital media and laptop prowess are now necessary in the industry. Filmerati followed this trend: we are now home to such industry powerhouses as Pixar, ILM, The Orphanage, Inc., Sam Green, Philip Kaufman, Michael Ritchie, and a few of those Coppolas. This creative surge has put our city on the map for Oscar worthy special effects and sound design. What have this migration and the digital shift in cinema done to shape the future of film? And how are the Bay Area and its leading ladies and men directing the trends? Whether you’re a cinephile or just curious to meet the red carpet character in your own backyard – you’ll want tickets to this blockbuster event.

TITLE: The Big Picture: Film in SF

SPEAKERS: Sam Green, Documentary Filmmaker, Academy-Award nominated The Weather Underground
John Knoll, Academy-Award winning visual effects specialist, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Abyss and Star Wars prequels, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
More Panelists TBD

DATE: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
TIME: 6 p.m., Check-In | 6:30 p.m., Program | 7:30 p.m. Reception, see website for details
PLACE: Club Office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Directly outside of the Montgomery BART station
PRICE: $12 members, $20 non-members
Reservations (415) 597-6705 or register at www.commonwealthclub.org

INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. INFORUM has 2,500 members.

Official Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org

Added by jbarbara on May 27, 2008