UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

MEDIA ADVISORY: Landau Media Availability

January 13, 2010

Media Contact:
Beverley Golden
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

Landau photo from Cowan Center page

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold media availability with Academy Award-winning producer Jon Landau at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Sponsored by Lawrence L. Anderson and Svetislava J. Vukelja, the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Media sponsors are Suddenlink, CBS 19 and KTBB.

Landau’s topic for the lecture will be “Braving a New World - The Innovations Behind Avatar and What Lies Ahead.”

Tickets are $16, $21, $26, $31 and $36 and can be purchased at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424, or online at www.cowancenter.org. Box office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

With the distinction of having produced the two highest grossing movies of all time, Avatar and Titanic, Landau is considered one of the most successful film producers in Hollywood.

The winner of an Academy Award and two Golden Globes has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to oversee and deliver major motion pictures.

“We’re looking forward to an evening of relaxed fun with Mr. Landau who is bringing his Oscar. It will be exciting to hear from such creative force who has earned the ultimate award,” said Susan Thomae-Morphew, UT Tyler Cowan Center executive director.

The combination of his thorough understanding of the most complex state-of-the-art visual effects technologies, his experience working hand-in-hand with the highest caliber of creative talent and his ability to motivate people have all enabled him to play a significant role in numerous major motion pictures.

In addition to Avatar and Titanic, he produced Steven Soderbergh's Solaris and co-produced Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

For more information, contact Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495.

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