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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

GR = Gifting Reality


GR
GIFTING REALITY


Here are some suggestions for gifts for your family, your friends, or yourself, or for anyone interested in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and even the other components of XR (eXtended Reality) which include AI and IoT, (including robotics) . But first, here, we'll concentrate (mostly) on VR, with more to come on other resources for other elements of XR

This batch of suggestions includes books, hardware, and other info for beginners as well as for more advanced practitioners. 

The principal ecosystems include Microsoft, Google, Facebook (with Oculus), and WebXR. WebXR is a new way to create VR and AR applications for everyone's internet. 

For the most part, cameras are independent of these ecosystems. They capture content that can be used in a viewing application like YouTube. 

Unity is a software tool to create interactive, full-spherical (360),  3D content for most every platform. Other companies, like Apple, Amazon, Intel, NVidia, and others are just getting started with their own products.  Sony has VR games. 

Amazon is a very convenient marketplace for selling many of the products from many of the companies. (Note: we are an Amazon Affiliate.) 

For simplicity, these suggestions are organized by ecosystems. Books are listed chronologically, with the more recent first,   Note that the technology is changing very, very, very fast.  Books older than a year can be very valuable for understanding the ideas and concepts, and some of the code may still work. However, to actually create applications, the developer sites we list should be consulted for the latest methods and details!



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MICROSOFT MIXED REALITY 
(formerly called "holographic") 
COMPUTING

Currently "Mixed Reality" hardware for MS consists of the HoloLens, plus several headsets that are essentially actually Virtual Reality tools, not "mixed reality" (that is, the outside world is not visible). 

The software may be referred to as "mixed reality" or, at least in older references. as "holographic".


For developers, there are many reasons why MS may be the best choice of an ecosystem. It has Windows 10 behind it. The company's support offerings, including AI are super, the products will work with Steam and the Xbox soon, and the HoloLens is the most powerful XR display device. For pure consumers, it may or may not be the best choice of gift at this time, since there is a limited amount of XR software dedicated to these devices at the moment. But more will arrive, with Steam and Xbox support likely to come soon.


WINDOWS MIXED REALITY DEVELOPER CENTER
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality

BOOKS


MICROSOFT HOLOLENS DEVELOPERS GUIDE




DEVELOP MICROSOFT HOLOLENS APPS NOW




HARDWARE

THE HOLOLENS

The HoloLens, a headset (or HMD, Head Mounted Display), enables you to "mix" computer generated 2D and 3D content, shown on the vizor of the HoloLens, with the real world seen through the vizor. Distance sensors on the device allow it to map the real world onto a mesh. It has an on-board computer with Windows 10 software, so it is completely untethered. (Note: It is quite expensive, and there may be various bundles containing the HoloLens, so this link may not be the best price or bundle, but it is a great place to start.)




SAMSUNG ODYSSEY

The Samsung Odyssey headset is a moderately priced VR (ie occluded) headset that works with Windows 10 holographic/mixed-reality software. It currently has the best video display resolution on the market for any VR headset.

SAMSUNG ODYSSEY
https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/hmd/windows-mixed-reality/xe800zaa-hc1us-xe800zaa-hc1us/


ACER HEADSET

The Acer headset is a low-cost VR (ie occluded) headset that works with Windows 10 holographic/mixed-reality software.




LENOVO HEADSET

The Lenovo headset is a low-cost VR (ie occluded) headset that works with Windows 10 holographic/mixed-reality software.




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GOOGLE DAYDREAM

Google Daydream is the successor to Cardboard. It is now in its second generation. It is lightweight, but it requires a "Daydream Ready Phone" which means right now mostly the Pixel II. Including the phone, it is not cheap. Nevertheless, Google seems serious about developing the technology of XR, including the AI and other tools that will work together. There is not a lot of consumer-friendly content yet. But it is a good place for developers: Google is particularly interested in developing a mass-market. Of course, YouTube is a Google product, and Google is very interested in VR content for YouTube, which is one of the best, and most conspicuously, constantly, improving sites to host VR video content. (Google also has pioneered VR 360 3D cameras with the JUMP, but that is currently > $10,000.)


DEVELOPER SITE
https://developers.google.com/vr/daydream/overview


BOOKS

VIRTUAL REALITY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE GOOGLE DAYDREAM





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OCULUS

Oculus has two systems, the computer powered RIFT and, in partnership with Samsung, the Gear VR powered by a Samsung Smart phone. It is not clear where the best place to buy these might be. For the RIFT, you must also have a Rift compatible computer. For the Gear VR, you need a compatible smartphone. In fact, the Gear VR may be bundled with the smart phone. Both the Rift and Gear VR also have controllers, which may (or may not) be bundled with the HMD.


OCULUS RIFT HOME
https://www.oculus.com/

RIFT
https://www.oculus.com/rift/

DEVELOPER CENTER
https://developer.oculus.com/


BOOKS

This is an old book. It is a good introduction, but for programming it is necessary to look at the latest information from the developer center above.

OCULUS RIFT IN ACTION





WEB XR

There is a programming tool that will enable the creation of a web site that can be viewed in a VR or AR headset (through a VR web enabled browser). Created from JavaScript, it is a tool called a-frame.

AFRAME
aframe.io

WEBXR
webxr.io


BOOKS

LEARNING WEB BASED VIRTUAL REALITY





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CAMERAS

LUCIDCAM

The LUCIDCAM is a 3D front facing VR camera that sees the entire front hemisphere and produces 180VR videos and still photos for about $500. The advantages of 180VR over 360VR are that (1) it is easier to shoot and (2) you do not have to worry about stitching, and (3) you do not have to worry about people or objects that are behind the camera. Of course, you do not get the entire full spherical scene around you.

Here is a review of the LucidCam

QPORIT Review: LUCIDCAM -- 180VR CAMERA
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/10/review-lucidcam-180vr-camera.html


LUCIDCAM – 180 X 180 3D




THE VUZE

The VUZE is an eight-lens 3D full spherical 360VR camera, selling for about $800. It is currently the best value I have seen for full VR shooting.

VUZE BLACK (also available in red and blue)




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For continuing information about all the facets of eXtended Reality, you are
INVITED

Please join us at

NYXR - the New York eXtended Reality Meetup!
https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/


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These are some hints and suggestions for 
GIFTING eXtended Reality products
 and getting into the development of the 
current wave of new technology!

Happy Holidays!





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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

XR


XR
eXtended Reality

eXtended Reality (XR) is the convergence of interrelated new technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), AI, IoT, and more... that enable us to understand and interact with our world.


eXtended Reality consists of

• display technologies like VR, AR, MR,
• sensing technologies like IoT and XR cameras,
• computing technologies like AI and Fog / ambient computing,
• hybrid technologies like robotics (including autonomous vehicles),
• and other advances spurred by exponentially increasing computational power.
All these technologies are interrelated and interdependent, and this is all one field!

We have created a Meetup for everyone (from beginner to expert, from consumer to creator/developer) who wants to know and understand more about this vital field, which now, already! affects and will increasingly affect every area of our business and personal lives!

NYXR
The New York eXtended Reality Meetup

Our next meetup will be on Wed Nov 15, 2017

An Overview of eXtended Reality 
and a drill down on cinematic XR

Please JOIN us and RSVP at

NYXR - the New York eXtended Reality Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/



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Friday, November 10, 2017

 

SINGLE'S DAY (AND Pi DAY)


In China it is now 11/11 . 

While the Winter Holidays (Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year), Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and many other holidays celebrate social giving, to celebrate (and encourage) people giving things to themselves, SINGLE'S DAY (11/11 - all those 1's) was invented, led by Alibaba. 

Single's Day has grown by leaps and bounds, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday... etc.

Side note: The growth of Single's Day, among other facts, should remind those of us here in the US how important international business has become.  The US needs to become more international (not just in commerce, but in education, entertainment, language exposure, world history, etc.), not less.


But with all these commercial focused "holidays" (remember when "holiday" was derived from "holy day"?), perhaps this is a good time to celebrate science, math, truth, technology, learning and more, in addition to (ethical!) commerce.  Pi DAY (March 14 -- 3/14) might be just the perfect day. 

(π  = Pi = 3.14159265....)

QPORIT, QPORITXR, and NYXR
propose to
celebrate Pi Day
as a festival of knowledge
science, math, truth, technology, learning, ethical commerce, and more

More on this to come!


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FYI...

NYXR
The New York eXtended Reality Meetup

Our next meetup will be on Wed Nov 15, 2017

An Overview of eXtended Reality 
and a drill down on cinematic XR

Please JOIN us and RSVP at

NYXR - the New York eXtended Reality Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/


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Thursday, November 09, 2017

 

INVITATION -- An Overview of eXtended Reality and a Drill Down on Cinematic XR


Please join us at...

NYXR
The New York eXtended Reality Meetup

meetup on Wed Nov 15, 2017

An Overview of eXtended Reality 
and a drill down on cinematic XR

Please JOIN us and RSVP at

NYXR - the New York eXtended Reality Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/


This Meetup will feature...

An overview of e
Xtended Reality, which consists of

• display technologies like VR, AR, MR,
• sensing technologies like IoT and XR cameras,
• computing technologies like AI and Fog / ambient computing,
• hybrid technologies like robotics (including autonomous vehicles)
• and other advances spurred by exponentially increasing computational power
All these technologies are interrelated and interdependent, and this is all one field!

Then we will drill down on 
XR cameras, reviewing the (under $1,000!) prosumer VR cameras LucidCam and Vuzeand exploring what is an XR camera. We’ll concentrate on what exists; what is coming in the future; and why it is very important!

We will discuss XR storytelling, and show why experience in film and theater helps to create successful XR content, and how understanding XR will be critical for everyone in film and theater because of the disruption coming from unstoppable exponentially increasing computational power.


NOTES

Agenda

6:30-7:00 register & network
7:00-9:00 – Announcements, News, Talk, Q&A, and then networking.

The meetup will be filmed in VR; anyone in the audience should expect they may be on camera.

The meetup is designed to be useful: to provide news, resources, insights, and how-to’s valuable to active developers and content producers, those new to the field, and support providers such as investors.

NYXR needs help! We welcome volunteers to help organize our meetups; speakers; sponsors, for example those who can provide a venue for meetups as our size grows, and refreshments for hungry and thirsty members. Please, write to me through this Meetup.


If you have an announcement, contact us at qporit@gmail.com -- there will be time for announcements at the start of the meetup.

We are looking for speakers in all the areas of XR. In particular, we would very much like speakers on AI (especially an overview of AI, with a drill-down to vision and speech processing, including “assistants”) for a meetup early in 2018
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This meetup event will be presented by Eric Roffman, the organizer of the NYXR Meetup.

Eric is a "professional eclecticist" long interested in film, theater, science, technology and interactive computing. He has a PhD in mathematical physics; founded and edited The American Film Magazine; created an award winning multimedia computer game; backed the Rift Kickstarter; created demos on internet collaboration for IBM's Research and Internet Divisions; was director of internet programming for Viacom; created one of the very first computer generated videos to visualize solutions of differential equations, from work done at the Institute for Advanced Study; taught "Physics for Poets," and graduate level Mathematical Physics; and he has written, directed, produced and acted in dramatic adaptations of Shakespeare's sonnets. He has written over a thousand articles for QPORIT: Quick Previews Of Random Interesting Things, and has been creating 3D, 360, and VR videos, including actor, director and tech star interviews for years.


Site: QPORIT- www.qporit.com
Videos: YouTube.com/qporit
Photo-Gallery Index: http://qporit-index.blogspot.com/2013/12/photo-gallery-index.html
Twitter: @qporit
Newsletter: QPORIT'S augmented and virtual reality daily 
....................https://paper.li/QPORIT/1433372865#/

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eXtended Reality (XR) is the convergence of interrelated new technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), AI, IoT, and more... that enable us to understand and interact with our world.
With experts, panels, and all the tools of XR, we will explore the news, the technologies, the products, the problems and the opportunities XR provides.
This meetup is for people, everyone from newcomers to pros, who wish to learn about, keep up with, and stay ahead of this rapidly developing, exceedingly important field. 
JOIN us at...

NYXR - the New York eXtended Reality Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/




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Thursday, November 02, 2017

 

LEARNING TO PRODUCE PROFESSIONAL THEATER IN NEW YORK


LEARNING 
TO PRODUCE PROFESSIONAL THEATER 
IN NEW YORK

There are three major organizations which provide training in producing professional theater. All have events coming up this month!



CTI, THE COMMERCIAL THEATER INSTITUTE

First is CTI, the Commercial Theater Institute. Many, many important investors and producers have passed through their vital courses. I took the 3 Day Intensive several years ago. It was terrific. (Their networking is unmatched for Broadway connections, too.) They are currently taking applications for their 14 Week Program: Advanced Topics for Commercial Producers and Managers (Applications are due Monday, December 11th.) They have also just announced the next season of courses.

CTI HOME PAGE
https://www.commercialtheaterinstitute.com

CTI'S NEXT SEASON COURSES
https://www.commercialtheaterinstitute.com/shop/

CTI IN QPORIT
THE 2015 CTI 3 DAY INTENSIVE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2015/04/cti-commercial-theater-institute-three.html



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TRU, THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED

TRU, Theater Resources Unlimited started out 25 years ago and has grown in quality, importance and breath over the years. It seemed at first more focused on smaller productions than on Broadway, but now covers all kinds of productions.  They are particularly interested in musical shows.  They have periodic writer-producer "speed-dating" events. They also send out letters with lots of suggestions for affiliate opportunities for writers, directors and producers that can be very valuable. 

They are currently about to hold their 25th anniversary Gala.

TRU HOME PAGE
https://truonline.org/

TRU GALA
https://truonline.org/events/tru-love-2017/


TRU IN QPORIT
EXTENDED REALITY, THEATER, AND THE TRU LIVE STREAMING PANEL
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2016/11/extended-reality-theater-and-tru.html

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THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECTIVE CONFERENCE

The Producers' Perspective Conference, organized by Ken Davenport, is coming up in about 8 days (November 11-12).  It has a great roster of speakers, networking, special events, and Panels on subjects including:
…=> Writers Who Write
…=> Literary Agents
…=> Finding and Working with Directors
…=> What Non-Profits Are Looking For
…=> Creating Stories for Musicals
…=> Theatrical Law
…=> Licensing
…=> General Management
…=> Producing for Festivals
…=> Raising Money 
…=> Marketing with No Money

They also have scheduled a talk by Randy Weiner, one of the world's most important and innovative producers (who brought Sleep No More to New York).


THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECTIVE CONFERENCE HOME PAGE
http://www.theproducersperspective.com/conference



RANDY WEINER & SLEEP NO MORE IN QPORIT 

DIANE PAULUS & RANDY WEINER
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/07/diane-paulus-and-randy-weiner.html

QPORIT: SLEEP NO MORE -- REVIEW & GUIDE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/05/sleep-no-more-review-guide.html


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and one more note about learning to produce

XR - eXtended Reality - includes even more than VR + AR + MR + AI + IoT +++ . 

Theater and film are very important to XR! 
And XR is going to be a very important part of film & theater.

Come JOIN us at 

NYXR - The New York eXtended Reality Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/

At our next meetup (Wed Nov 15) we'll provide an overview of XR and discuss the relation between film, theater and XR.  

Every producer, director, writer and actor should know XR!


NYXR Meetup: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
An Overview of eXtended Reality and a drill down on cinematic XR
https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/events/243699207






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Sunday, October 29, 2017

 

A VISITOR FROM BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM


An object, somewhat less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter approached our solar system from above, swung around the sun, and shot past the Earth at about 60 time the distance to the moon, and is now on its way out.

Given its orbit, coming from above the solar system, it appears to have come from a system around some distant star in the direction of the constellation Lyra.

NASA has provided a description of the object, its discovery, and its orbit.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/small-asteroid-or-comet-visits-from-beyond-the-solar-system

Diagram showing the path of A/2017 U1




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Sunday, October 22, 2017

 

THE NYVR EXPO



NYVR EXPO 2017
OCTOBER 26-28 2017
JACOB JAVITS CENTER, NYC
http://www.nyvrexpo.com/


The NYVR EXPO 2017 is the largest New York VR Expo so far. 

Hopefully there will be many more: with its confluence of technical skills, media skills, and financial resources, plus its location midway between California and Europe, NY should be the epicenter of the VR industry (in fact, the whole eXtended Reality industry XR = VR + AR + MR + AI + IoT + Fog Computing +...+ ...)!

(See more about QPORIT'S coverage of eXtended Reality in the links below!)

The Expo has been energetically curated by D.J. Smith, creator of the Glimpse Group and co-organizer of the important NYVR Meetup, and by Hugh Seaton, of Aquinas Training, and the organizer of the NY WebVR Meetup.

The expo will feature a professional conference, a consumer conference, an exhibit space, and a number of special events. The speaker list is impressive.

We caught up with Hugh Seaton after a WebVR meetup, and he talked about this Expo, the state of VR, and WebVR.





The conference is co-located with the PhotoPLus Expo at the Javits Center in NYC. The NYVR EXPO home page is a good place to start, with easy access to comprehensive information about the Expo. We've also listed some short-cut links below.

The two main prosumer VR cameras will be represented: the <$500 180VR LucidCam, and the <$1000 360VR Vuze. QPORIT recently reviewed the LucidCam -- see the link below. We also interviewed Han Jin, the co-founder and CEO of Lucid in 180VR using the LucidCam. 

(QPORIT covered the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) using both the Vuze and the LucidCam for VR interviews and Red Carpet VR videos and both cameras worked well. In their coverage of HIFF, NBC's 1st Look captured a shot of the LucidCam in action, filming Hong Chau, one of Variety's "10 Actors to Watch" on the Red Carpet.) 

 Here is our interview of HAN JIN, shot in 180VR on the LucidCam.






LINKS[*] FOR THE NYVR EXPO

NYVR EXPO HOME PAGE
http://www.nyvrexpo.com/

SPEAKERS
http://www.nyvrexpo.com/speakers/

SEMINARS AND CLASSES
http://www.nyvrexpo.com/seminars-classes/

NYVR PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE - SEMINAR SUMMARY AND REGISTRATION
https://photo.a2zinc.net/PhotoPlus2017/public/Sessions.aspx

NYVR CONSUMER CONFERENCE - SEMINAR SUMMARY AND REGISTRATION
https://photo.a2zinc.net/PhotoPlus2017/public/Sessions.aspx

SPECIAL EVENTS:
>   >> NYC MEDIA LAB INCUBATOR ZONE (EXPO HOURS)
>   >> GLIMPSE GROUP START-UP PITCH COMPETITION (FRI, AWARDS SAT)
http://www.nyvrexpo.com/special-events/


THE CO-LOCATED PHOTOPLUS EXPO
https://www.photoplusexpo.com/


SOME SELECTED RECENT LINKS[*] TO 
EXTENDED REALITY IN 
QPORIT


LUCIDCAM REVIEW
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/10/review-lucidcam-180vr-camera.html

NYXR - THE NEW YORK EXTENDED REALITY MEETUP
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/09/nyxr-new-york-extended-reality-meetup.html

Teaser Preview: READY PLAY ONE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/08/teaser-preview-ready-player-one.html

Preview: OC4 - OCULUS DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/08/preview-oc4-oculus-developers-conference.html

ALTSPACEVR & VIRTUAL IMMERSION TECHNOLOGIES
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/07/altspacevr-virtual-immersion-technogies.html

EXTENDED REALITY, THEATER, AND THE TRU LIVE STREAMING PANEL
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2016/11/extended-reality-theater-and-tru.html

OCULUS CONN3CT KEYNOTE 2016
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2016/10/oculus-conn3ct-keynote.html

GETTING STARTED WITH THE MICROSOFT HOLOLENS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2016/06/getting-started-with-microsoft-hololens.html

FULL BODY REMOTE COMMUNICATION - "HOLOPORTATION"
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2016/03/full-body-remote-communication.html

A WORKING OUTLINE OF EXTENDED REALITY (2015)
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-working-outline-of-extended-reality.html

XR - EXTENDED REALITY (XR = VR + AR + MR + ...) SOME VARIATIONS ON REALITY (2015).
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2015/09/some-variations-on-reality-extended.html


[*] At the time of writing, the links listed here appear to work. In this era of rapid change and rampant hacking, links sometimes break or worse. Links within older articles may not all still work. Always be protected when linking!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

 

HELEN MIRREN TO RECEIVE 2018 CHAPLIN AWARD




THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

presents

HELEN MIRREN

with the

45th ANNUAL CHAPLIN AWARD 

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018 




Photo: Giles Keyte

Academy Award–winning actor Helen Mirren will be honored at the 45th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, April 30, 2018. 

Mirren has bestowed upon the world a series of iconic performances on stage, screen and television in a career spanning more than fifty years. The annual event will be attended by a host of notable guests and presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award.

“Ever since her debut in Michael Powell’s Age of Consent in 1969, Helen Mirren has been lighting up screens with one finely crafted performance after another,” said Lesli Klainberg, the Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.From her Oscar-winning role in The Queen to her brilliant work in The Long Good Friday, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Madness of King George, Gosford Park, The Tempest, The Last Station, Red, Hitchcock, Woman in Gold, and Eye in the Sky, she has shown her exquisite range and proven her commitment to excellence and the art of cinema.

Mirren began acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and over the past five decades has become one of the most respected and recognizable figures in multiple media. In film, she is perhaps best known for The Queen, though she has appeared in more than sixty films, with notable recent titles including Trumbo and The Fate of the Furious. 

Upcoming films include The Leisure Seeker, Winchester, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. 

In television she is best known for her role as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, her Emmy-winning performance in Elizabeth I, and Phil Spector, for which she won Best Actress at the SAG Awards. 

On stage, she reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth II on the West End stage and on Broadway in The Audience to acclaimed reviews, winning both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Mirren was awarded the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship in 2014 for her outstanding career in film.


In 2006, The Queen was shown at the New York Film Festival. Here are some excerpts from the NYFF press conference, 
which included Helen Mirren and the Director, Stephen Frears.





QPORIT has also noted the appearances of Helen Mirren in the NYFF 2010 film of The Tempest where Julie Taymor cast the wizard Prospero as Prospera, played by Helen Mirren; and as the Host on SNL in 2011, where QPORIT’s comments on the Opening Monolog and a sketch with Helen Mirren say …

"- Opening Monologue - Helen Mirren -- she's a dame -- (By the way, did you see her in the orgy scene in Caligula?)

- Helen Mirren's Titties & Helen Mirren in her Dressing Room --"Her titties exist in a place beyond space & time." -- What SNL was made for!"


The Film Society’s Annual Gala began in 1972 when it honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has been presented to many of the film industry’s most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, and, last year, Robert De Niro.

For information about attending the gala, contact the Filmlinc Patron’s Desk at patrons@filmlinc.org or call (212) 875-5668. For sponsorship opportunities, contact egardner@filmlinc.org or call (212) 671-4559.



LINKS


HELEN MIRREN’S WEBSITE

HELEN MIRREN ON IMDB

HELEN MIRREN ON IBDB

HELEN MIRREN ON WIKIPEDIA




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