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Cameron to Speak at LFCA


Written by: LFCA
Date: March 25, 2003


Category: Press Releases


Los Angeles, CA – James Cameron, one of modern day cinema’s most talented and successful filmmakers, will deliver the Keynote Address during the Seventh annual Large Format Cinema Association conference scheduled May 14th -16th in Los Angeles. His selection as keynote speaker is in keeping with the conference theme, "Size Matters". Not only has Cameron recently completed a large format film, "Ghosts of the Abyss" , but his epic 35mm motion picture , "Titanic", is the highest grossing film of all time.

Cameron currently heads his own production company, Lightstorm Entertainment in Santa Monica. In addition to winning Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director for "Titanic", he has written and/or directed such techno epics as "The Terminator" films, including the Universal attraction "T2-3D", "True Lies", "The Abyss" amd "Aliens".

Born in Canada, his family relocated to California, where his fascination with science, technology and storytelling took flight. He attended California State University at Fullerton, majoring in physics with the thought of becoming a physicist or a marine biologist. However, the storyteller in him would not be denied, and he worked several day jobs while writing at night. Setting his sights on a film career in 1978, Cameron parlayed an original 35mm short film, made with money raised from a consortium of dentists, into a position at New World Pictures, and ultimately to writing and directing, "The Terminator". His passion for film has become legendary, and his groundbreaking use of special effects in a string of mega-successful films has entertained millions of moviegoers around the world.

His latest effort, "Ghosts of the Abyss", will be released in April by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution and is a Walden Media and Lightstorm co-production. Another technically groundbreaking achievement, the film was shot in High Definition 3D, and will be presented in 3D in both IMAX® Theaters and specially refitted 35mm theaters nationwide. The film chronicles a 2-mile expedition below the surface of the ocean to the final resting place of the Titanic.

The Los Angeles based LFCA Conference each year brings together Large Format producers, directors, manufacturers, exhibitors, technical experts, production and post-production personnel, and others interested in the Large Format industry. The Conference showcases new and recently released Large Format film productions through its Large Format Film Festival . The Conference also provides its members and conference attendees with a forum for discussion and debate of important issues within the Large Format industry. Conference highlights include the Keynote Speech, the Kodak Vision Award, and a series of Panels and Sessions in which film industry professionals share their practical knowledge and experience with their peers through presentation of case studies and personal insights. Title sponsors for the seventh annual event are Kodak and CFI. Additional information about the Conference schedule and rates, LFCA membership and attendance at this year’s conference can be obtained by visiting the organization’s website at or contacting LFCA’s Executive Director, Jeannie Moore at (949) 831-1142.

Founded in September 1996, the Large Format Cinema Association is a not-for-profit international association open to all those interested in the worldwide large format industry, including filmmakers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, theaters and their support industry as well as film students, film studios and theme parks.

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