April 4: The Making of "Avatar" and What's Next in Filmmaking


Immediate: March 25, 2011 Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases

Nassau Community College PresentsThe Making of Avatar and What’s Next in Filmmaking: Producer Jon Landau                                                                                                     Download Hi-Res PhotoApril 4Jon Landau

Garden City, NY – The Nassau Community College Spring 2011 Cultural Program is proud to present Jon Landau, who will discuss The Making of Avatar and What’s Next in Filmmaking on Monday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the College Center Building.

Academy Award- and two-time Golden Globe-winning producer Jon Landau has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to oversee and deliver major motion pictures. He currently holds the distinction of having produced the two highest grossing movies of all time, Avatar and Titanic. The combination of Landau’s thorough understanding of complex visual effects and technologies, his experience working with the highest caliber of creative talent and his ability to motivate people have all enabled him to play a significant role in numerous major motion pictures.

In addition to Avatar and Titanic, Landau produced Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris and the family comedy hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and co-produced under his and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment banner Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy. Throughout the early ’90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox, where he supervised production on all major motion pictures, including Die Hard 2, Mrs. Doubtfire and True Lies. Throughout his career, Landau has also been instrumental in the licensing and marketing of his films across all platforms globally.

Landau recently received the honor of being asked to represent the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at Congress’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.

For more information about The Making of Avatar and What’s Next in Filmmaking, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7153.

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 24,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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