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The Academy to Host John Lasseter on May 12

Chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering to speak about the human need for narrative that underlies all forms of visual storytelling.

Oscar-winning filmmaker John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering, will be on hand as a presenter at The Academy’s “The New Audience: Moviegoing In A Connected World” on Tuesday, May 12 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.

Well-known as an innovator, Lasseter directed Tin Toy, the first 3D computer-animated film ever to receive an Academy Award, and Toy Story, the world's first feature-length computer-animated film. He will discuss moviegoing in the digital age from the perspective of a filmmaker and studio head, and will speak about the human need for narrative that underlies all forms of visual storytelling.

Moderated by Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith, the evening will also include Henry Jenkins, the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures president and web pioneer Ze Frank, and Team Oscar winner Tayo Amos. The evening will also include archival footage, courtesy of the Academy Film Archive, showcasing early audiences interacting with movies and a look at past predictions of moviegoing in the 21st century.

NEW AUDIENCE: MOVIEGOING IN A CONNECTED WORLD
Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30PM

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Tickets: $5 general admission/$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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