The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] – Volume 23, Number 36
Central Coast Film Society honors local legends and young filmmakers at Entertainment Expo
By Caleb Wiseblood
Film screenings, local filmmaker showcases and guest speaker panels will take place as part of the Central Coast Entertainment Expo, a two-day event with events on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at the Clark Center for the Performing arts in Arroyo Grande.
The first day of the exhibition begins at 5 p.m. with a special welcome reception, followed by the Central Coast Showcase, sponsored by Allan Hancock College, at 6:30 p.m. The showcase will highlight films produced by local filmmakers, as well as a film program. students from Ernest Righetti High School in Orcutt, Central Coast New Tech in Nipomo and other area schools.
Films from students enrolled at Hancock and Cal Poly will also be shown in the showcase, which will run until 9 p.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony. The second day of the exhibition will include several events, many of which will take place simultaneously. Two demo events for customers to choose from will begin at 11 a.m. in different areas of the Clark Center: a screenwriting workshop and a hands-on effects demonstration.
Similar workshops and demonstrations will continue to be offered throughout the day, with the last class scheduled, an auditioning and improvisation workshop, scheduled for 6 p.m. Screenings at the expo begin at 11:30 a.m., with a screening of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the room will host a screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
At 2:30 p.m., Women of Walt Disney Imagineering, a special panel of guest speakers, will begin. Guest speakers will include Central Coast resident Karen Connolly Armitage (pictured), who spent 26 years working as a theme park designer for Disney. His career highlights include designs for theater spaces, shops, restaurants and other areas of Disney Parks in California, Florida, Tokyo and Paris.
For more information about the exhibit, visit centralcoastfilmsociety.org. The Clark Center for the Performing Arts is located at 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.