Film & TV Industry Leaders Join Reps. Judy Chu and Doug Collins for “Beyond the Red Carpet: Movie and TV Magic Day” Capitol Hill Event
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, November 14, Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Representative Judy Chu and Representative Doug Collins, along with leaders from the motion picture industry, will host “Beyond the Red Carpet: Movie & TV Magic Day.” Taking place on Capitol Hill, the event will feature a series of trade booths and live demonstrations, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creativity, talent, and innovation at the core of the American film and television industry, which supports over 2.6 million jobs in all 50 states.
WHAT: Beyond the Red Carpet: Movie and TV Magic Day
The exhibit spaces will include the opportunity to talk to award-winning producer Wendy Finerman and take a photo with her Best Picture Oscar® from Forrest Gump; watch Emmy® award-winning makeup effects artists creating an alien; take a photo with the Captain America shield and Thor’s hammer as seen in Avengers: Endgame; the Copyright Alliance and Veterans in Media and Entertainment will showcase how they support the creative economy; enjoy a luxury movie theater experience; walk across a highwire in 1970s New York or swing through Manhattan as Spider-Man in two stunning virtual reality experiences; act in a scene from The West Wing with show alumni from the Directors Guild and SAG-AFTRA; view iconic costumes from Downton Abbey and take a Downton-themed photo with props and costumes; the opportunity to take photos with original props from Paramount Pictures’ hit franchise Star Trek and talk to Prop Archivist and Key Costume Person Randall Thropp; see where satire meets design with Documentary Now!’s Emmy® award-winning costume designer.
According to Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “We always look forward to participating in Beyond the Red Carpet, an outstanding event that enables us to collaborate with members and partners in celebrating the creativity that happens both in front of the cameras as well as behind the scenes. This year, we’re especially fortunate to showcase the work of Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME), a nonprofit organization that unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry.”
WHO:Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Judy Chu and Rep. Doug Collins are hosting the event along with:
Directors Guild of America
Independent Film & Television Alliance
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Motion Picture Association
National Association of Theatre Owners
Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
WHEN:Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Rayburn Banquet Rooms, located in 2044 Rayburn House Office Building