THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Gary Meyer - Academy Awards Wrap-Up | 01-30-2020

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1736 Franklin Street, California Ballroom (2nd floor), Oakland, CA, 94612

THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Gary Meyer - Academy Awards Wrap-Up

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 - 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Gary Meyer stared his first theater in the family barn when he was twelve-years-old. He directed a monster movie there and wanted to show it on the set. It became The Above-the-Ground Theatre where over 250 films were screened along with live productions, workshops and the publication of a literary/arts/satire zine, “Nort!” and a film newsletter, “Ciné.” After film school at SFSU he calls his first job as a booker for United Artists Theatres “grad school”--- it was prep to co-founding Landmark Theatres in 1975. With partners Steve Gilula, Paul Richardson and Bert Manzari they grew to a national art house chain focused a dependable schedule of high quality independent, foreign and classic movies with creative marketing strategies to build loyal audiences for this non-Hollywood fare. Meyer led his team to create a variety of film festivals and special events to counter-program the increasing competition from home video and cable. After the partners sold Landmark, Gary consulted on many projects including developing concepts for Sundance Cinemas and the Business/Programming/Marketing Plan for Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rose Cinemas, created the Dockers Classically Independent Film Festival, the no-budget Solstice Fest and Tube Film Festival for the X Games. He resurrected the 1926 Balboa Theatre in San Francisco and joined the Telluride Film Festival in 1998, becoming a Festival Co-Director in 2007-2014. He founded the online magazine, in April 2014, and EatDrinkFilms presents food and beverage related films with tastings.

Jan 30, 2020
12:10PM to 1:30PM
1736 Franklin Street
California Ballroom (2nd floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

One block from the 19th Street BART station