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Createasphere Presents Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC in Conversation with American Cinematographer

Oscar Nominee off to Universal City for March 3rd Entertainment Technology Expo

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(Burbank, CA)

Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo

– the industry-leading event that brings together experts, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees that share a vested interest in understanding and shaping the future of the industry – will present esteemed cinematographer

Roger Deakins

,

ASC

,

BSC

in a Conversation with American Cinematographer’s Jon Witmer. Createasphere is the premier west coast event for the production and content creation community, and the Conversation will take place during the event on March 3rd at the Universal Hilton in Universal City, CA.

Mr. Deakins is a 2011 Oscar™ nominee for True Grit and recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. True Grit is his ninth Academy Award nomination. Over the course of his career, he has garnered recognition from BAFTA, The Independent Spirit Awards, American Film Institute and the American Society of Cinematographers. Mr. Deakins’ extensive credits include: Frank Darabont’s

The Shawshank Redemption

; Martin Scorsese’s

Kundun

; Ron Howard’s

A Beautiful Mind

, Andrew Dominik’s

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

; Alex Cox’s

Sid & Nancy

, Mike Figgis’

Stormy Monday

; Sam Mendes’

Revolutionary Road

and

Jarhead

, Stephen Daldry’s

The Reader

(on which he shared credit with Chris Menges), and Vadim Perelman’s

House of Sand and Fog

, to name a few. For twenty years, he has been a close collaborator to the Coen Brothers, from their first outing together on

Barton Fink

through

True Grit

, and the films in between including

No Country For Old Men

,

A Serious Man

,

The Man Who Wasn’t There

,

The Ladykillers

,

Fargo

,

Intolerable Cruelty

,

O Brother, Where Art Thou

, and

The Big Lebowski

.

The

American Cinematographer

Conversations at Createasphere are presented in collaboration with the magazine and feature one-on-one discussions with the most sought after cinematographers of the day and journalists from American Cinematographer. Past Conversations have included

Wally Pfister

, ASC,

Vilmos Zsignmond

, ASC, and

Lance Accord

, ASC. Jon Witmer, Associate Editor will be joining Mr. Deakins in the Conversation on March 3rd.

Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo is a full day of panels, seminars and exhibitions featuring the most sought-after technologies. Also on March 3rd, “The Game Is On:

Tron: Legacy

� panel will take attendees behind the scenes of the technological groundbreaker to explore the complex and innovative process that brought the movie to the screen.

Steve Gaub

, Co-Producer, Dave Cole, DI Colorist, Andre Trejo,

LaserPacific

, and

James Haygood

,

ACE

, will share their experience of helping to create the visually stunning film.

A complete schedule for Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo, including the educational offerings, six intensives, and registration can be found at

www.createasphere.com/march

, or by calling 818.842.6611. Registration is free and is now open. It is recommended to register early to guarantee access to the most popular events.

About Createasphere

Createasphere is a global community builder for the entertainment technology industry, building and connecting communities and advancing technology and careers through expos, conferences, education and online offerings.

Createasphere was founded in 2001 as HD EXPO, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that develops and presents influential events for the content creation community, on line and face to face. Founded by Kristin Petrovich Kennedy in Los Angeles, Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2009, now driving their entertainment strategies and properties division. Currently Createasphere is presenting the Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expos in New York and LA, The Digital Asset Management Conference, in New York and Los Angeles, The DAMMY Awards in New York, Cinema India in Mumbai, CabSat in Dubai, and workshops focused on 3D, Canon EOS, REDucation, and Post Production Master Classes in the US and abroad.

Createasphere is headquartered in Burbank, California (

www.createasphere.com

).

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