A week ahead of today’s nationwide debut of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Los Angeles-area native Ava DuVernay, Southern California crew and businesses got an advance look at the film they helped make. With 200 shooting days on location in Los Angeles, A Wrinkle in Time employed nearly 4,000 local workers and generated more than $110 million in local economic activity. A significant portion of the film’s post-production was also done locally.
At the screening at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, A Wrinkle in Time producer Jim Whitaker and Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin were on hand to thank the invited guests. “Your dedication brought magic to life and made enormous contributions to this community,” noted Rivkin. “As someone who called this state and this industry home for many years, I am proud that California’s creative economy continues to be an engine of cultural and economic inspiration.”
The Walt Disney Studios also hosted a screening of the film over the weekend exclusively for several local elementary schools. Afterwards, Disney donated copies of the book to the libraries of each school.