11:30AM-12:30PM, LL105, 247 S. State St. Chicago IL 60604
Join us for a conversation with Adam Leipzig. As a game-changing visionary and leader, Adam has been a producer, distributor, financier, or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations, including March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, and Titus. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards. Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films, where he raised $125 million in production financing, and he is a former Senior VP of Walt Disney Studios. Currently, Adam is COO of CreativeFuture, a nonprofit advocacy organization for the creative community, and CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, which provides informed guidance, deal-making intelligence and relevant connections for filmmakers, corporations, and prestige media companies to garner greater success in the marketplace. He is the author of Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers and co-author of Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft, a premiere college textbook on filmmaking. Adam teaches at both Chapman University and at UC Berkley’s Hass School of Business.