The Politics of Film: Between Imagination and Industry


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Irwin Winkler
Center for Public Leadership

The Forum, entitled "The Politics of Film: Between Imagination and Industry", saw Irwin Winkler, an award-winning producer and director, notable for his work on Creed and Rocky, speak with Brandon Terry. The topics ranged from the highs and lows of the Film Industry, the creation and development of ideas, in terms of what makes a film successful, and the future of Hollywood. An interesting discussion with a highly successful man, this Forum cast light on the casting in films, and the deeper processes behind them. Focusing on his own personal experience, Winkler showed the Forum that film stretches much deeper than what we see on the screen.