Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor, including March of the Penguins, Dead Poets Society, Julie Taymor’s first film, Titus, Cherien Dabis’s first firm, Amreeka, Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni’s first film, The Story of the Weeping Camel, Joe Johnston’s first film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jon Turteltaub’s first film Three Ninjas, and he has worked with legendary directors Robert Altman, Peter Yates and Peter Weir. Most recently, he served as the president of National Geographic Films, and is a former senior vice president at Walt Disney Pictures; in each of those positions he was responsible for the most profitable film of the year. Adam has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the four-theatre performing arts complex in downtown Los Angeles. Today, Adam inhabits digital and in-person spaces, where he trains entrepreneurs, filmmakers and other members of the creative economy, and publishes Cultural Weekly, a fast-growing online magazine that explores how our creative culture intersects media, money, technology and entertainment. Adam’s new book, Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers: Get Your Movie Made, Get Your Movie Seen, and Turn the Tables on Hollywood, will be published in January, and he is an author of Filmmaking in the 21st Century, a comprehensive overview of filmmaking techniques and principles for students in college and beyond, which will be published by Bedford/St. Martin’s in 2014.
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