NU-Q will host two film industry luminaries at a community session organized by Doha Film Institute on March 28. John Bailey, cinematographer and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will join in discussion with feature film editor Carol Littleton in their talk, “The Art of Hollywood—The Interplay of Cinematography and Film Editing.” 

Bailey is known for his cinematography work on films such as Two-Lane Blacktop, The Late Show, Ordinary People, Days of Heaven, The Accidental Tourist, American Giglio, Groundhog Day, The Producers, Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood. His directorial credits include The Search for Intelligent Signs of Life in the Universe, China Moon, Mariette in Ecstasy, and Via Dolorosa. He was awarded a Cannes Film Festival Best Artistic Contribution Award with Eiko Ishioka and Philip Glass for Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. A member of the American Society of Cinematographers, he has been a juror for the Venice Film Festival for 30 years, and president of The Academy since 2017.

Littleton, a noted feature film editor, received Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for editing Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and an Emmy Award for Tuesdays with Morrie. She is also known for her editing work on Body Heat, The Big Chill, A Walk in the Woods, Brighton Beach MemoirsThe Accidental Tourist, among others. She has served as president of the Motion Picture Editors Guild and is a member of the American Cinema Editors. 

The talk will held March 28, 10-11 a.m., in the NU-Q Projection Theater.