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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Film Listings and Panels. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, The Visit, their movie studios along with Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Legendary Pictures, and Universal Pictures will all be represented at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. We previously mentioned that Legendary Pictures would be in attendance in this article San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Events, Hosts, TV & Film Panels, Fandom Noms [Updated]. Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures, and Paramount Pictures will not be present at this year’s convention. The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con will take place at the San Diego Convention Center between July 9-12, 2015.
The full film listing and the studio panels at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con:
Thursday – July 9th, 2015:
Studio Production Chiefs Speak
Fans love to debate and dissect exactly what Hollywood is doing right and wrong. Now, for the first time at Comic-Con, the top production executives from major Hollywood studios will come together to discuss the frank realities of their jobs and why they make the decisions they do. Topics will include the development process, financial pressures, how they choose intellectual property to adapt, how movies get green lit, how filmmakers and actors are selected, what mistakes can lead to bad movies, how they balance originality vs. faithfulness to source material, and how much they care about the opinions of fans. Rather than merely previewing upcoming releases, you will get insights into how Hollywood really works on this panel moderated by Wall Street Journal film industry reporter Ben Fritz.
10:15am – 11:15am – Room 6DE
Panel about upcoming films from Open Road.
10:45am – 11:45am – Hall H
The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay’s Super Team
Director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle present a peek behind the curtains at Pixar Animation Studio’s latest short, Sanjay’s Super Team. The filmmakers will discuss the production process as well as the unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like you’ve never seen them before.
11:00am – 12:00pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Lionsgate presents an exclusive first look at one of the studio’s highly anticipated films coming to theaters this fall. Get a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic The Hunger Games film franchise. Attendees will be shown exclusive, never-before-seen footage from Mockingjay: Part 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session revealing details on the big-screen finale.
12:00pm – 1:15pm – Hall H
Science Channel: Raiders, Raptors, and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM
Fans will get to see exclusive clips and receive unprecedented access behind the scenes at Industrial Light and Magic, as science and creativity give birth to some of today’s top films. The secrets behind Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and many more will be revealed during this once-in-a-lifetime panel. Join Science Channel as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Industrial Light and Magic at this year’s Comic-Con like no one else can. Surprise guests and exclusive footage along with a very special prize will be given away at this VIP experience where the science behind the movies is unveiled for the first time.
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 25ABC
See the latest and greatest trailers with all of your pop culture-loving friends here on the big screen at Comic-Con.
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Hall H
The Might and Magic of Legacy Effects
The work of Legacy Effects is featured in films including Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Jurassic World and Terminator: Genisys. Meet the studio founders and get a firsthand look into the making of these blockbuster films. You may even get a sneak peek at some of the actual props from the films. Engage in an exciting presentation, Q&A, and maybe even a couple of giveaways.
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Room 32AB
Animated Effects in Live Action
When the word animation is used, we think of cartoons. However, the line between live action and animation is becoming blurred due to technological advances. Industry professionals who create some of the most memorable animated visual effects will have a lively discussion on how they blend animation with live action seamlessly. They include David Derks (ASIFA Hollywood), and Adam Howard (Birdman, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday).
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Room 26AB