July 18th, Thursday. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Below the Line: Anatomy of a Successful Movie is a nonfiction narrative about how major motion pictures are made today using one movie as a vehicle. As the book follows the people making Last Vegas, it stops along the way to explain process and different aspects of the business, from creating sets to costuming. The movie stars are well known — Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen – but in this book they play supporting roles. Instead, the leads are the people behind the camera, the director (Jon The MegTurteltaub) and a huge cast of artists and artisans, designers and creators, overseers, office and logistical support, editors and musicians. Below the Line proves movies are a collaborative art form.
About the Author: Meredith Jordan is an award-winning journalist who worked for East Coast news organizations for 25 years, including Dow Jones & Co., Cox Communications and National Geographic. She’s also worked for smaller news organizations and believes that all journalism is fundamental to the wellbeing of democracy.