Jane Fonda and Alexander Payne to Speak at HFPA Film Restoration Summit
Jane Fonda and Alexander Payne have been announced as speakers the HFPA Film Restoration summit. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), in partnership with The Film Foundation and Institut Lumière, will host the HFPA Film Restoration Summit on March 9 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
The night will begin with a presentation by Thierry Frémaux, Director, Institut Lumiere, on the Lumière brothers’ restoration project, segueing into a special Q&A panel featuring Grace and Frankie star Jane Fonda (three-time Golden Globe Award winner), Alexander Payne (two-time Golden Globe Award winner, Board of Directors at The Film Foundation), Jan-Christopher Horak (Director, UCLA Film & Television Achieves), and Grover Crisp (EVP, Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastery, Sony Picture Entertainment), and moderated by Sandra Schulberg (President, IndieCollect). The panel discussion will focus on such topics as the cultural importance of preserving the art of cinema and what new generations of filmmakers can learn through the experience of watching restored classics and important independent films. The night will conclude with a screening of A Fistful of Dollars, a film restored with support from the HFPA.
HFPA President Meher Tatna said, “Preserving the legacy of our cinematic heritage through our support of film restoration is one of the HFPA’s most important commitments, especially in light of the fact that more than fifty percent of films made before 1950 are lost to us forever. Through events such as this Summit, we hope to impress on future generations of filmmakers the importance of safeguarding the artistry of past masters whose work will continue to inform and inspire their own.”
The HFPA Film Restoration Summit was established following a donation of more than $200,000 made by the HFPA to Festival Lumière to support the second phase of the restoration of the Lumière brothers one-minute films.
Tickets to the free public event will be available to guests who RSVP to the link here. Admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis.