Academy Sees the Future
Beverly Hills, Calif. – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore what could be in the future for motion pictures in "Where Do We Go from Here?" on Thursday, December 2, at 8 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The program will be presented by the Academy's Science and Technology Council and hosted by writer-director-producer Jerry Zucker. "Where Do We Go from Here?" will examine topics ranging from artificial intelligence to performance capture, 3D and non-traditional theatrical venues. Joining Zucker will be Council member and production designer Alex McDowell ("Watchmen," "Minority Report"), immersive art and entertainment expert Ed Lantz, neuroscientist Eric Haseltine and transmedia storytelling expert Jordan Weisman.
Zucker's interest in the future of cinema is evident in his role as a co-founder of the Science Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences that provides entertainment industry professionals with access to scientists and engineers. His feature film credits include "Airplane!," "Ghost," "My Best Friend's Wedding," "Rat Race," and "Fair Game."
Tickets for "Where Do We Go from Here" are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets are available for purchase by mail, at the Academy box office (8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), or online at http://www.oscars.org .
Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is unreserved.
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at the 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit http://www.oscars.org .