June 12-18, 2016
Menlo Park

Engaging Culture Through Film

A seminar on the art of story, told through film, for university students and recent graduates

Time & Location

June 12-18, 2016
Menlo Park
Menlo Park, CA, USA

Description

Co-sponsored by the Zephyr Institute and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, this one week seminar for university students and recent graduates—especially for those who have studied the liberal arts—introduced the art of story, told through film. Participants learned from internationally successful entertainment professionals about the craft of film and ways this particular art form can engage questions of human flourishing and the common good. Participants also received an introduction to basic skills key to a career in the entertainment industry.


Seminar leader:

Prof. Armando Fumagalli, Professor of Semiotics and Director of the Master's degree program in International Screenwriting and Production at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. He has been a script consultant for many international TV miniseries such as John Paul II (with CBS, starring Jon Voight) and the European 4 episode miniseries War and Peace.

 

Seminar main instructor:

Prof. Bobette Buster, Lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts; lecturer and script consultant for high ranking companies including Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Animation, Sony Animation, 20th Century Fox, French National School of Cinema La Fémis and many European programs of training for professionals.

 

Guest Speakers:

Tim Reckart, Director of the 2013 Academy Award nominated animation film Head Over Heels

Gianfranco Cordara, Vice President, Global Magazines and New IP, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Los Angeles

Speakers

ARMANDO FUMAGALLI

ARMANDO FUMAGALLI

Professor of Semiotics and Director of the Master's degree program in International Screenwriting and Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

TIM RECKART

TIM RECKART

Director, Sony Pictures Animation

GIANFRANCO CORDARA

GIANFRANCO CORDARA

Vice President, Global Magazines and New IP, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Los Angeles

BOBETTE BUSTER

BOBETTE BUSTER

Professor of the Practice of Digital Storytelling, Northeastern University

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