More speakers announced for Big Screen Symposium
Actor Sam Neill and cinematographer Alun Bollinger have confirmed they will join the line-up of speakers in the Big Screen Symposium, to be held at the University of Auckland, September 1st and 2nd.
Sam Neill has been confirmed for an ‘In Conversation With’ session. Neill is an iconic figure in NZ cinema and a successful actor internationally. A Golden Globe nominee, he has starred in over 60 feature films from kiwi classics and British dramas to Hollywood blockbusters, including the Jurassic Park series, The Piano (1993) and the 2012 US Fox series Alcatraz.
Alun Bollinger is on board to deliver the cinematography session. Bollinger is one of New Zealand’s premier cinematographers, having shot films for Jane Campion, Peter Jackson, Roger Donaldson and Vincent Ward. Bollinger’s immense skill and expertise in cinematography is widely acclaimed. He has created striking and memorable images for many iconic films including Heavenly Creatures (1994), Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) and Vigil (1984).
Organisers Script to Screen and J&A Productions say the attendance of these heavyweights is set to bring even greater experience, insight and depth to the already impressive line-up of local and international speakers.
Tickets are on sale now, available through the Big Screen Symposium website, with early bird ticket sales closing Friday, July 27th.
The Big Screen Symposium takes place on 1st to 2nd of September 2012 at the Owen G Glen Building, University of Auckland Business School. To find out more, please visit www.bigscreensymposium.com.