The Politics of Film: Between Imagination and Industry

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 4:00pm04/15/2016 4:00pm 04/15/2016 4:00pm The Politics of Film: Between Imagination and Industry

A Conversation with
Irwin Winkler
Film Producer and Director
Academy Award Winner, Best Picture, Rocky (1976)
Producer of Raging Bull, The Right Stuff and Goodfellas
Brandon Terry
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies, Harvard University


America/New_York public

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.

Irwin Winkler
Center for Public Leadership