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25 Light Years from TRON

Producers Guild of America New Media Council East with NATAS Presents the

2006-2007 Panel and Salon Series

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Chris Wedge: 25 Light Years from TRON

Please join us for "25 Light Years from TRON," a look at the past, present and future of digital animation with Academy Award winner Chris Wedge. Chris's deep involvement and contributions to both the technical and the creative aspects of animation are legendary. He has been an animation supervisor, writer, director and/or producer on such films as TRON, Joe's Apartment, Bunny, Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown, Robots, and the forthcoming Horton Hears A Who.  Blue Sky Studios, the company he co-founded in 1987, has become the major player for 3D animation on the East Coast.

Chris will screen excerpts from his work and offer insights into the business, the technology, and the art of digital animation. This will be an inspiring evening with one of New York's most significant figures in CGI.

Chris Wedge is an Academy Award winner and Co-founder of Blue Sky Studios -

Conversation moderated by Shelly Palmer, Chairman, Advanced Media Committee, National of Television Arts and Sciences.  Please visit for more information.

Open remarks provided by Alison Savitch, PGA NMC Vice Chair. Alison Savitch is a producer whose multi-media works include: feature films, TV, digital visual effects for blockbuster movies, animation for major studios, theme parks, interactive, & internet / broadband. Her screen credits include: The Poseidon Adventure, Messengers, The Abyss, Dracula, Terminator 2, The Grudge & The Grudge 2, Rise, Aliens of the Deep, The Last Action Hero, and Mortal Kombat 1 & 2.

7pm – 9pm

The Screening Room at The Core Club

Street (between and Park Avenues)

New York City

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Space is limited to NATAS members.  RSVP required.   Please email: to RSVP for this event.  All RSVP’s are for one person only.  Attendees will be asked to re-confirm their RSVP 48 hours prior to the event.



Tue, May 15, 2007
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern