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Oakland Magic Circle
2600 10Th Street
Berkeley, California 94710
United States

Company Description: The Oakland Magic Circle is the oldest continuing Magic Club in the western United States, with 85 years of uninterrupted operation. The OMC was formed for the...   more

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  • film major
    San Francisco State College
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OMC Contact, 26 Jan 2014 [cached]
Gary Meyer
News @ Cisco: Telluride Film Festival Expands Outreach with the Help of Cisco Video Technology, 14 Dec 2005 [cached]
For example, we offered a program several years ago that dealt with the differences among the 35mm film image, DVDs, laser images, etc. - showing the same footage in various formats and pointing out the positive and negative aspects of each," says Gary Meyer, resident curator at Telluride.
"Part of our vision is to be on the cutting edge - of film festivals and of the moving image," he continues.
"It's a way to let the rest of the world participate and enjoy the festival," says Meyer."We've wanted for a long time to be able to expand beyond just the people who are there - to give others the sense of the event, hear the conversations of filmmakers, etc."
"The Website is the logical place to do that," he continues.
"With help from Cisco, we were able to put interviews and other festival events up on the SHOWroom within hours," says Meyer."I've even gone online myself to watch some of my favorite interviews one more time."
Using the small screen to supplement the big screen experience makes sense to the Telluride team.
"We're firm believers that these are very different experiences.The big screen audience participation is essential; that's what we're about at the festival," says Meyer.
"We have vision in the film world, and Cisco has vision in the technology world," notes Meyer.
"We want people to come to the site over the festival weekend - but also to bookmark it and return throughout the year to see the additional content," says Meyer.
CineSource Magazine, 13 Aug 2010 [cached]
Gary Meyer: Adventures in Exhibitionism CineSource Magazine
Gary Meyer: Adventures in Exhibitionism
Gary Meyer, film impresario-par excellence, at his Telluride Film Festival office in North Berkeley. photo: CineSource Gary Meyer has come a long way from being one of the few liberal and/or Jewish kids at Napa High, but he's still doing what he started then: searching out and showing fantastic films
Gary Meyer is not your average film exhibitor. "That guy is very cerebral for a film booker," a filmmaker commented to me recently, a little acerbically - probably because Meyer not only didn't show his film but explained why in articulate detail. Although Gary is sweet, gracious and thoroughly Californian, he's been around the block when it comes to film and he knows what it takes to get film watchers to wait on lines around the block.
Born and raised in the Napa Valley, Meyer started making films as a child and showing them as a teen. Since then, he has built with his own hands - literally - various theaters and, in part, a theater chain - Landmark Theaters, now headquartered in LA (how 'bout that for SF indies giving back a little commercial action?). Meyer currently manages the Balboa Theatre, a sometimes eclectic showcase out in the San Francisco avenues, and co-directs the Telluride Film Festival, one of the top ten in the world.
Meyer was one of the few Bay Area film royalty to respond to CineSource's early outreach as a fledgling magazine, notably weighing in on whether we should run film reviews. He recommended not doing so, because of the "taste" can-of-worms it opens and the passions it arouses (as he knows too well - he's often obliged to give it to a filmmaker straight).
Once again, Meyer responded quickly and cordially to our request for an interview, despite being eyeball-deep in Telluride - can you imagine watching up to seven films a day, sometimes for weeks? We found him hard at work in his north Berkeley mini-office building, incongruously located on a shaded side street.
CineSource: So you work in Berkeley, live in Oakland, have a theater in San Francisco, and run a festival in Telluride?
Gary Meyer: [laugh] Yes.
The Telluride Programming Team: (left-right) Gary Meyer, Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger in 2009. photo courtesy J. Bradshaw
Art House Convergence 2010 Art House Convergence Film Theaters Conference, 14 June 2012 [cached]
GARY MEYER - Co-director of Telluride Film Festival, Co-founder of Landmark Theatres
* Developing film tours with filmmakers & independent theaters - Moderator, Gary Meyer & Toby Leonard
SESSION PANELISTS: Jan Klingelhofer, Pacific Film Resources; Jack NyBlom, Camera Cinema; Gary Meyer, Balboa Theatre and Jeff Frank, Drexel Theatre
Dinner with Key Note Speaker - Gary Meyer Gary Meyer is currently the owner of the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco and the co-director of the Telluride Film Festival. Co-founder of Landmark Theatres in 1975, Gary has vast experience as an exhibitor and programmer. Come hear his perspective on the recent past and current state of the Art House and its potential for the future.
- BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 17 Sept 2013 [cached]
Gary Meyer
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