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Pasquale Scaturro to Deliver LFCA 2005 Keynote Address


Written by: The Large Format Cinema Association
Date: April 19, 2005


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Distinguished Adventurer, Author And Explorer Behind The Celebrated Large Format Film MYSTERY OF THE NILE To Address The 9th Annual Large Format Cinema Association Conference To Be Held April 26-29 At Universal City Hilton

Los Angeles, CA (April 19, 2005) -- Pasquale Scaturro, the illustrious adventurer who serves as the force behind the celebrated large screen feature film MYSTERY OF THE NILE will deliver the Keynote Address during the Ninth annual Large Format Cinema Association Conference to take place April 26-29 at the Universal City Hilton and Towers.

Under the theme "The Business of Large Format: Strategize and Thrive," the LFCA Conference is an industry forum featuring expert panels on development funding for films, film content considerations, forces shaping the industry, and new ways for theaters to maximize revenue. In addition, a special in-depth panel and discussion session on "Sound Decisions," focusing on the role of sound in the LF experience, is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. The annual Technical Session will feature presentations on new filming techniques and the latest developments in post-production work. Filmmakers will also present the latest crop of films in production and development.

The LFCA will screen nine exciting new large format 70mm films for screening at this year’s Conference Film Festival: WILD SAFARI 3D, MYSTERY OF THE NILE, ALIENS OF THE DEEP, FIGHTER PILOT: OPERATION RED FLAG, THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D, SHARKS 3D, ROBOTS, VIKINGS, and MYSTIC INDIA. In addition, a special bonus Classic Library Film Festival will take place on Tuesday evening, April 26th with screenings of a revised and re-mastered GRAND CANYON, EXTREME, and ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX.

Pasquale Scaturro, who successfully led the groundbreaking Mystery of the Nile expedition from the Blue Nile's source to the sea, is a true modern adventurer. One of the world’s most experienced river guides, he has led many daring expeditions on such classic African passageways as the Tekeze, the Zambezi, the Omo and others around the globe. Scaturro is also known for climbing Mount Everest three times. In 2001, he led the National Federation of the Blind Everest Expedition that saw blind climber Erik Weihenmayer reach the summit. This was later documented in the award-winning documentary Farther Than The Eye Can See and featured in a Time magazine cover story. More than just a river guide for this expedition, Scaturro served as an inspiration and spirit builder on whom the team members relied through the ups and downs of the challenging journey. Pasquale is also the co-author, with award-winning writer Richard Bangs, of the film companion book, Mystery of the Nile (G.P. Putnam's Sons, February 2005), a first-hand account of his historic expedition. Pasquale resides in Colorado.

Mystery of the Nile is a breathtaking new cinematic adventure documenting one of the greatest expeditions in modern times -- the first complete descent of the world's greatest and deadliest river from source to sea. For 114 days, a team of explorers led by Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown face nearly insurmountable challenges as they make their way 3,260 miles down the Blue Nile and Nile river, traversing three countries in some of the world's remotest regions. Directed by award-winning documentarian Jordi Llompart and produced by Llompart and two-time Oscar® nominee, Greg MacGillivray, Mystery of the Nile presents this epic journey in 15/70 full-frame large format film. Mystery of the Nile is a production of Orbita Max and MacGillivray Freeman Films,

About the Large Format Cinema Association
The mission of LFCA is to promote global public awareness of large-screen entertainment formats, to provide a forum for sharing information and to foster the growth of the industry. Founded in 1996, the Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA) 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. For More Information, contact the LFCA at (949) 831-1142

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