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behind the camera

BEHIND THE CAMERA is an ongoing series featuring in-person conversations with directors, actors, writers, producers and other members of the filmmaking team of a first-run movie screening at the Cameo. This series affords our film community the unique opportunity to see behind-the-camera live as we explore the creative process of bringing script to screen.  Program Director: Jay Reed / Moderators: Cathy Buck, owner and Creative Director of the Cameo Cinema, and Jay Reed 

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March 2024

Joe Walker - Oscar-winning Film Editor

DUNE: Part 2

British born, LA based Joe Walker won the 2022 Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Dune: Part 1), as well as edited Dune: Part 2. He has also received nominations for previous works including 12 Years a Slave and Arrival. He is a five-time nominee for American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic. He also won the European Film Award for Best Editor (Shame) and the Satellite Award for Best Editing (Sicario).


December 2023

David Hemingson, Screenwriter


THE HOLDOVERS represents a new step for David Hemingson, who, after a long and comfortable career in television, has now stepped into an entirely different arena—and found Oscar buzz to boot. Independant Spirit Awards just nominated him for "Best Screenplay" for The Holdovers. Hemingson is an established producer and writer, known for Whiskey Cavalier (2019) and Kitchen Confidential (2005).


October 2023

Sofia Coppola, Writer and Director


A donor appreciation event, featuring a pre-release screening of Priscilla with an introduction by Sofia Coppla. Sofia has won both a Palm d'Or for Best Director (Beguiled) and an Academy Award for screenwriting (Lost in Translation). Priscilla rocked the Venice Film Festival with a 7-minute standing ovation!


August 2023

Ruth de Jong, Production Designer


Ruth de Jong's credits ranging from Nope (2022), Manchester By the Sea (2016), There Will Be Blood (2006) to TV’s hit series Yellowstone, Ruth has earned a stellar reputation for her artistic vision and outsized talent.


July 2023

Roman Coppola, Executive Director

Jennifer Furches, Script Supervisor


Roman Coppola is an accomplished director and producer and writer, known for Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Isle of Dogs (2018). Jennifer Furches is known for Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Asteroid City (2023) and The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

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