The Art of Films on Art: Producer Erin Wright and director Lisanne Skyler
Presented in collaboration with the MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art lecture series ArtNow!
Commissioning Editor and Producer of LACMA Productions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Erin Wright and writer/director and UA Film & Television professor Lisanne Skyler (HBO’s Brillo Box (3ȼ Off)) take you behind the scenes on the making of the acclaimed short film A Few Things About Robert Irwin, originally produced for the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala. Skyler and Wright demonstrate the diverse and creative techniques used to tell the story of the pioneering Light and Space artist, sharing innovative approaches to making entertaining, enlightening and emotionally compelling films about art and artists.
$10 Admission/Free for MOCA Members & UA Theatre, Film & Television students
Reception immediately following event in MOCA’s Great Hall
Lisanne Skyler is the writer/director of award-winning feature, documentary and short films that have played at such festivals as Sundance, New York Film Festival, South by Southwest, LA Film Festival, AFI Docs, San Francisco International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, and broadcast on HBO, Sundance Channel, PBS and around the world. Her HBO Documentary film Brillo Box (3¢ off) was Oscar-shortlisted and an offical selection of the New York Film Festival.Across different genres and platforms, tackling subjects ranging from South Central LA pawnshops to the contemporary art market, her films engage audiences with complex social issues, through vivid character portrayals and dynamic visual style.
Erin Wright is Commissioning Editor and Producer of LACMA Productions and Director of Artist Initiatives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been producing documentary films about artists and their work for almost a decade, including films on John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Michael Heizer, Robert Irwin, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, James Turrell, and Peter Zumthor. She has collaborated with and commissioned work from filmmakers such as Lance Accord, Sini Anderson, Pippa Bianco, Dime Davis, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Alysa Nahmias, Doug Pray, Lisanne Skyler, Lucy Walker, and Jessica Yu. Her films have earned official selections at some of the leading international film festivals, including Sundance, South by Southwest, Aspen Shortsfest, DOC NYC, Los Angeles Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Full Frame, and AFI DOCS. Wright is currently producing a feature documentary on the artist László Moholy-Nagy that will be released in 2019.