david wain

david wain

Princeton University Career Services & the Lewis Center present: Script to Screen Business Panel

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Alumni and industry professionals from across the entertainment field came to Princeton to share their expertise and advice with students as part of an half-day workshop entitled, "Careers in Hollywood: Script to Screen & Everything in Between," held on Saturday, March 29 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center. The event was co-sponsored by Career Services and the Lewis Center for the Arts and included two panels, one on screenwriting focused on the creative side of the industry; and another panel on producing, or the business side of the entertainment industry. The day also included interactive learning sessions for students as well as a networking social. The Business/Producers panel was the second panel of the day and included the following: Moderator: Michael Cadden, Chair, the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Paul Hanson '96 -- COO of Annapurna Pictures. Annapurna's current projects include David O. Russell's American Hustle (which won three Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture), Spike Jonze's Her (which won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, and has been nominated for five Academy Awards). Prior Annapurna films include Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. Marissa Griffith '90 -- Partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP and entertainment lawyer for productions such as Pitch Perfect and My Big, Fat Greek Wedding. Daniela Lundberg '98 -- Partner and producer at Red Crown Productions; credits include What Maisie Knew and The Kids Are All Right. Abhijay Prakash '98 -- Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning at Universal Pictures (a division of NBC Universal). Abhijay oversees a team responsible for key strategic initiatives while also overseeing operations related to studio slate planning, greenlighting and film financing across the studio's various product lines including Focus Features and Universal Pictures International. Prior to Universal, Abhijay worked as at the Boston Consulting Group and also held other positions in media and worked as a public policy researcher. Krista Parris '95 -- Producer whose credits include Adaptation, The Fly Room, and "Stryka." Howard Gertler '96 -- Oscar-nominated producer whose credits include David France's How to Survive a Plague, which premiered in competition at Sundance 2012, as well as Seraph (dir. Dash Shaw, 2013, short film for Sigur Ros; World's Greatest Dad (dir. Bobcat Goldthwait, 2009, Sundance premiere, released by Magnolia); The Favor (dir. Eva Aridjis '96, 2007, as executive producer); Shortbus (dir. John Cameron Mitchell, 2006); and Wet Hot American Summer (dir. David Wain, written by Wain and Michael Showalter, 2001). For more information, please visit http://careerservices.princeton.edu