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Legendary and visionary Canadian filmmaker, producer, and writer James Cameron has an extensive portfolio of lauded works, including Titanic starring Leonardo DeCaprio and Kate Winslet as well as his 2009 masterpiece Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time. This made a splash in the entertainment business and earned him accolades as one of its titans.

His journey to fame began when he wrote and helmed multiple science-fiction films in the 1980s with his debut success The Terminator backed by Hemdale Pictures. For this he was awarded with the inaugural Bradbury Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

He further expanded his stature by winning the Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Picture for Avatar which opened new frontiers in 3-D rendering blending real life video with computer generated images.

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Lessons from a Hollywood pioneer

  • The skills and characteristics needed to consistently and effectively push technological and creative boundaries
  • How to deal with doubt and uncertainty when faced with failures along the way
  • The evolution of storytelling: How to develop powerful stories that capture people’s imaginations
  • Using technology in a way that amplifies rather than diminishes the human experience
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Before Avatar ... a curious boy | James Cameron

Before Avatar ... a curious boy | James Cameron

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