Academy Tech Council Presents Program on Cinema and Space Travel
The Academy Science and Technology Council will present “Hidden Figures / Modern Figures: A Journey of Breakthroughs in Cinema and Space Travel,” in collaboration with NASA, on Wednesday, November 29, at 7:30pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The evening will feature a panel discussion with NASA scientists and “Hidden Figures” filmmakers for an examination of the past, present and future in space math, diversity and the movies.
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Moderated by former Deluxe / EFILM Executive Beverly J. Wood, panelists include Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, Oscar-nominated writer-director-producer Theodore Melfi, film editor Peter Teschner, cinematographer Mandy Walker, NASA chief historian Dr. Bill Barry and NASA engineers Tracy Drain, Jennifer Trosper and Powtawche Valerino.
This Academy Science and Technology Council program is made possible by support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film.
In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
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