“Forgotten Hollywood”- SAG Honors Legacy of Robin Williams

Posted on September 24, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s new screening room and educational space in New York City is set to open on October 5th with a celebration of of a legendary comedian, for whom the new facility is named. Dubbed the Robin Williams Center for Actors, Broadcasters and Recording Artists, its 154-seat, 4,000-square-foot theater is equipped with a 25-foot-wide cinema screen, state-of-the-art video streaming technology, including 4K HD Christie Digital Cinema projection and surround sound, and programmable theatrical lighting, which will enable it to host screening events. It also has multi-camera live stream broadcast and recording capabilities.

   Its upcoming opening will be marked by a celebration of the actor’s work, featuring the screening of a Conversation with Robin Williams that took place at the Foundation in Los Angeles in 2003. Following the screening, a panel of the late performer’s friends and colleagues including Hank Azaria, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Barry Levinson, and Bonnie Hunt will discuss Williams’ work and legacy.


                                                               ROBIN WILLIAMS  

   Subsequent events scheduled for the Center will include a Tom Brokaw career retrospective, and other programming featuring prominent actors and broadcasters. All events will be recorded and posted to the Foundation’s YouTube channel and website.

   In addition to offering educational programming to more than 40,000 actors, broadcasters, and recording artists in the New York metro area, the Center will become the permanent home to the Foundation’s Conversations and The Business programs, and it will also serve as an extension of the Foundation’s already existing free resources for SAG-AFTRA members — the EIF Voiceover Lab, an on-camera lab, a computer lab and classroom  — housed within their New York office.

   The Foundation has kicked off a capital campaign to fund the building and the cost of operations for the duration of the Center’s 20-year-lease. The Center is located at 247 W. 54th St. between 8th Ave. and Broadway.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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