Oscar®-nominated Rodrigo Prieto to Share His Insights at LAFF Panel;
Kodak Events to Unite Indie Filmmakers at Fest
LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2010 - Kodak has scheduled several events at the 16th annual Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) to create opportunities for networking and the sharing of ideas for independent filmmakers. The festival, produced by the nonprofit organization Film Independent, celebrates independent and international cinema, and runs June 17-27 here at venues in and around the downtown area. Kodak has been a sponsor of LAFF for many years, and supports a myriad of Film Independent's programs throughout the year.
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC will be the main attraction at this year's Kodak Focus on June 20, at 1 p.m., at the Regal 12 cinemas. Prieto will show clips of his innovative work and offer insights into the art and craft of cinematography. He will also discuss his collaborations with an array of high-profile directors, including Ang Lee, Oliver Stone, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Spike Lee, Curtis Hanson, and Pedro Almodovar. In addition to multiple accolades, Prieto earned an Oscar® nomination in 2006 for his cinematography on Brokeback Mountain. His wide range of credits include State of Play, Broken Embraces, Babel, Alexander, 21 Grams, 25th Hour, 8 Mile, Frida, Amores Perros. His most recent endeavors, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Biutiful, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
This seminar is free with a festival ticket. (Tickets may be requested in person only at the Festival Ticket Center or at the door while supplies last.)
Other events sponsored by Kodak and organized by Film Independent include Kodak Speed Dating, which offers session participants the opportunity to talk one on one with industry professionals, and Kodak Fast Track, an intensive film financing market that connects filmmakers seeking funding with financiers, production companies and other high-level industry professionals who can provide assistance. Previous Fast Track projects include Amreeka, Frozen River, Kabluey, Four Sheets to the Wind, Ira and Abby and After Innocence.
"We are honored that the creative community continues to choose our products and services to create compelling visuals," says Lauren Lung, Kodak's general manager of North and South America. "We plan to continue to provide the highest-quality tools that filmmakers want far into the future. Filmmakers shouldn't have to compromise at any stage of the filmmaking process, especially indie filmmakers trying to get their projects noticed."
Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services and technology for the entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion, or follow Kodak on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm.