IFP Chicago Master Series with Adam Leipzig Wednesday, September 16th!
Adam Leipzig is one of those rare leaders who has the ability to truly deliver. As a game-changing visionary and leader, Adam has been a producer, distributor or supervising director on more than 25 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 COO of Creative Future, a nonprofit advocacy organization for the creative community. He is the author of Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers and co-author of Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft, the premiere college textbook on filmmaking. Previously, he has been the CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, a senior executive at Walt Disney Studios, and president of National Geographic Films, where he raised $125 million in production financing. As a producer, distributor and financier, Adam has been responsible for over 30 films; he is also the publisher of CulturalWeekly.com. A frequent keynote speaker, Adam shares revelations from the media playbook to corporations worldwide.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 6:00 PM
DePaul Communication Theater | 247 South State Street, Lower Level LL102
$25 nonmembers | $15 IFP members | $10 students | $5 IFP student members
The IFP Chicago MASTER SERIES presents the most sought after industry gurus touching on the business aspects of independent filmmaking from financing to distribution. Ticket-holders will be treated to rare insider perspectives on the process of successfully producing quality independent films in today's media landscape, reaching audiences and creating value in the marketplace.