San Antonio Film Commission Announces filmmakers across_borders Summit to Discuss U.S./Latin American Collaboration in Cinema
The San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, announces their filmmakers across_borders film summit discussing cross-cultural creative collaboration in independent cinema. The event is slated for Friday, February 24th at the historic Guadalupe Theater in the heart of San Antonio’s westside.
The event is billed as a one-day summit discussing collaboration between Latin American and U.S. filmmakers, with a host of guests from the U.S. and Mexico. Join producer Ted Hope (“Adventureland,” “Super” and “The Ice Storm”), actor/director/writer Plutarco Haza ("Bajo la Sal," "Las Aparicio" and "Hugo vs el Mar"), producer Don Franken (“The Kid: Chamaco), producer Victor Orozco (“Propiedad Ajena”) and others for a day of insight and discussion.
Acclaimed producer Ted Hope will open the summit with commentary on the role of cross- cultural collaboration in the cinema of tomorrow. Among Hope's many notable productions are “21 Grams,” which earned two Academy Award nominations and five British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations, “In the Bedroom,” which earned five Academy Award nominations, and the Cannes Critics' Prize-winning “Happiness.”
“Collaboration between creative individuals has been a critical part of the film and television industry,” notes film commission director Drew Mayer-Oakes, “but we haven’t seen a lot of discussion about what lies ahead for U.S. and Latin American producers, writers, directors and actors in this regard. This event is only the beginning of that discussion of creative collaboration.” The filmmakers across_borders film summit was created by Plutarco Haza and Drew Mayer-Oakes, and will be streamed live on the internet via ustream.com.
Hosted by Univision's Alfredo Lomeli, the one-day event leads directly into the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's 2012 CineFestival, the nation's longest-running Latino film festival. The festival begins Saturday, February 25th.
For more information please contact Drew Mayer-Oakes, director, San Antonio Film Commission (210.207.6730) or find out more at www.filmsanantonio.com.
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The San Antonio Film Commission is a division of the City of San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, and is funded through a hotel/motel occupancy tax. The film commission is a full service agency whose mission is to promote the art and craft of filmmaking in San Antonio to positively affect the City's economy.