James Cameron to showcase making of Avatar

MUMBAI: James Cameron will unveil the making of Avatar with its combination of live action 3D and computer-generated, photo-real visual effects. Avatar, to be released by 20th Century Fox in December this year, is one of the most highly-anticipated films ever and is Cameron’s first narrative film since Titanic.

The producer-director plans to emphasize where filmmaking is now and where it is going, both creatively and as a business.

Cameron’s Seeing the Future in 3D is one of more than 30 lectures, panels, and workshops at the Produced By Conference. Other producers on the dais and the panels for this first-of-its-kind event include Betsy Beers, Ian Bryce, Bruce Cohen, Roger Corman, Carlton Cuse, Clint Eastwood, Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd, Kathleen Kennedy, Norman Lear, Bill Lawrence, Ali LeRoi, Michael London, Gary Lucchesi, Jim Morris, Gordon Paddison, Sabrina Wind and more.

Created and hosted by the Producer’s Guild of America, the Produced By Conference marks the first time that an educational and collegial event has ever been staged to bring producers together to advance their knowledge, creativity, resources, vision and connections. The Produced By Conference unites the entire producing profession – from Oscar and Emmy winners, to experienced team members, to the young storytellers who represent the next generation of creative entrepreneurs

The Produced By Conference, presented by Plymouth Rock Studios, will be held 5-7 June at Sony Pictures Studios.

In addition to hearing from Cameron about the latest application of 3D and motion capture technology, Produced By Conference attendees will get an up-close-and-personal look at the newest generation of digital cameras, learn the ways to finance and distribute their films, discover how to perfect their pitches and find out how the best television series are developed, produced and sold.

The sessions are designed for both established and emerging producers, and include panels and roundtable discussions with the producers of Iron Man, WALL-E, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Gran Torino, The Terminator, Blood Diamond, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Scrubs and many more.