Digital Book World Opening Reception: ‘Out of Print’ Directed by Vivienne Roumani
What will become of us in a world without books? That is the question posed by Roumani in Out of Print, a film that examines the effect of new technology on the publishing industry. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Out of Print, draws viewers into the world of words, illuminating the turbulent and exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution.
- Monday, January 13, 2014, 5:30PM
- Movie Screening, Panel Discussion, and Cocktail Hour
- Metropolitan Ballroom East, Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, NYC
- Open to the public, tickets are $75 available for pre-order now, or at the door
- Proceeds to benefit the Goddard Riverside Community Center
Interviews with a cast of publishing experts: Jeff Bezos Founder and CEO of Amazon.com; Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451; Scott Turow, Author, Lawyer and President of the Authors Guild; Jane Friedman, CEO of Open Road Integrated Media; and Jeffrey Toobin, Journalist at The New Yorker and CNN. Contributions from parents, students, educators, scientists all highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word and changing us.
Vivienne Roumani brings a unique perspective gained as a director at the Library of Congress and the UC Berkeley Library, where she led digitization projects. The film has been screened at numerous film festivals and venues around the world including the Tribeca Film Festival and on the Sundance Channel.
Post-screening panel includes: Roumani; Jane Friedman CEO, Open Road Media; Darcie Chan, Author; Ira Wolfman, President, POE Communications; and Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World
Proceeds will benefit the Goddard Riverside Community Center, a nonprofit settlement house in New York City that has been offering services to New York City residents since 1887.
Event Sponsor: Vook
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The Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the largest event dedicated solely to the business of digital publishing worldwide. It consists of a 2-day multi-track, multi-faceted digital publishing program, pre-conference events, Digital Book Awards gala and exhibition hall. Digital Book World, an F+W Media event, attracts an international audience of 1,500 industry professionals, 50 exhibitors and more than 100 speakers. http://conference.digitalbookworld.com