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In Conversation with Deborah L. Scott

Costume Designer: Avatar, Avatar: Way of Water, Titanic and more

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Best known for her work in James Cameron’s record-breaking blockbuster Titanic, which won her the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Deborah Lynn Scott has over 50 credits for her work.

Recently, she reunited with Cameron to work on Avatar: The Way of Water, and her distinguished film career also includes the iconic films Back to the Future, Minority Report, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Transformers, to name just a few.

Join us for a fascinating conversation about Scott’s process: designing costumes for action movies versus period pieces, the importance of research, and creative collaboration required to pull off a director’s vision.


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Deborah Lynn Scott

Moderated by Scott Smith

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Oct 3


7:00-8:00 pm


Annex Theatre

60 min

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Deborah Lynn Scott headshot

Deborah Lynn Scott

Costume Designer

Deborah L. Scott is an award-winning costume designer known for her outstanding design and intuitive looks. Her latest work can be seen in James Cameron’s highly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water. Previously, Scott collaborated with Cameron on Titanic (1997), for which she took home the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. She is also known for her work on films such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Back to the Future (1985), Legends of the Fall (1994), Heat (1995), Wild Wild West (1999), The Patriot (2000), Minority Report (2002), and Transformers (2007).

Scott Smith headshot

Scott Smith


Scott Smith’s directing credits include the feature films rollercoaster, As Slow as Possible, and Falling Angels, as well as award-winning television series Call Me Fitz, Skins, and The Magicians.

He is currently in production on season 3 of the new CBC drama series Moonshine, and is collaborating with documentary filmmaker Nettie Wild on a 3 screen cinematic installation called GO FISH, set inside the annual herring spawn.