The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents the Careers in Film Summit 2023 on Saturday, May 13. The Careers in Film Summit is a free annual program that raises awareness of the range of film-related industry job pathways for students from under-resourced communities and those interested in pursuing filmmaking as a career. The event will take place across the museum from 10am to 6pm and will provide high school seniors and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from Academy members and other industry professionals. Panels will be translated to ASL and will stream live for those unable to attend in person.

Tickets to the Careers in Film Summit are free with registration and allow visitors to access Academy member panels in the David Geffen Theater where attendees will learn about a variety of filmmaking crafts; attend workshops, demonstrations, and photo activations in the Shirley Temple Education Studio; and explore the museum’s galleries and exhibitions all day long. Mike Muse, SiriusXM Host and ABC News Contributor, will serve as the Summit’s host. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be found on the museum’s website.  

Careers in Film Summit 2023 schedule: 

10amMuseum opens

11am-5pmPortraits by Las Fotos Project in the Netflix Lounge (Level 2)

11am-noonCareers in Film with Academy and Academy Museum Professionals
David Geffen Theater
Every decision made at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is carefully crafted by museum professionals who are in constant exchange with industry professionals. Join us for a special conversation with Academy and Academy Museum staff and learn about their work in advancing the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema at the museum.

Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum

Anne Coco, Associate Director of Graphic Arts Collections, Margaret Herrick Library
Doris Berger, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs, Academy Museum
K.J. Relth-Miller, Interim Director of Film Programs
Sophie Hunter, Senior Objects Conservator, Academy Museum
Tuni Chatterji, Manager of Film Education, Academy Museum

Careers in Film with Academy and Academy Museum Professionals will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum’s YouTube channel.

12:15pm-1pmDemonstration: VFX Animation | Shirley Temple Education Studio 
Demonstration by: Lyndon Barrois Sr., Animation Director and VFX Artist (The Matrix Trilogy and Happy Feet)

1-2pmArt Meets the Science of Cinema | David Geffen Theater
Animation, documentaries, live-action, and more all use technology that moves the art of moviemaking forward. Join us for a conversation on the science and technology careers that exist in film.

Annie Chang, Vice President of Creative Technologies – Universal Pictures

Panelists: To Be Announced

Art Meets the Science of Cinema will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum's YouTube channel.

3-4pmAll by Design | David Geffen Theater 

Design can be found throughout the process of filmmaking. Following the thread with costume design to breaking down sound, learn about different career paths that involve the elements of design.

Jazz Tangcay, Senior Artisans Editor at Variety

Antoinette Messam, Costume Designer (The Harder They Fall)
Camille Friend, Head Hairstylist (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Jorge R. Gutierrez, Animator, Painter, Writer, Director (The Book of Life)
Peter J. Devlin, Sound Mixer (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

All by Design will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum's YouTube channel.

4:15-5pmDemonstration: Sound Workshop | Shirley Temple Education Studio
Demonstration by: Peter J. Devlin, Sound Mixer (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

5-6pmLights, Camera, Action! | David Geffen Theater 

There is so much that goes into making a film that we don't see on screen. Learn more about jobs behind the camera during this panel with industry professionals.

Mike Muse, SiriusXM Host/ABC News Contributor

Dawn Gilliam, Script Supervisor (Boyz N the Hood)
Debbie Berman, Film Editor (Captain Marvel)
Jongnic Bontemps, Composer (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts)

Lights, Camera, Action! will be livestreamed on the Academy Museum's YouTube channel.

6pm-8pm - Open Galleries 

8pm Museum Closes