James Schamus, CEO of Focus Features, will deliver the 2008 Albert Gallatin Lecture at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 802 (60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia) on Wed., March 12 at 6 p.m. Schamus’ lecture is titled “Filmmaking, Storytelling, and the Indie Business.”
The event is free and open to the NYU community (NYU ID required for entry). To RSVP, call 212.998.7380 or go to https://www.nyu.edu/gallatin/rsvp/
Schamus formed Focus Features, a motion picture production, financing, and distribution company, with David Linde in 2002. Schamus has had a long collaboration with Ang Lee, an alumnus of NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, as writer and producer on 10 feature films, including Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Other Focus Features releases include The Pianist, Lost in Translation, The Constant Gardener, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
- WHO: James Schamus, CEO, Focus Features
- WHAT: Albert Gallatin Lecture: “Filmmaking, Storytelling, and the Indie Business”
- WHEN & WHERE: Wed., March 12, 6 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 802 (60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia)
Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Albert Gallatin Lectures bring a series of notable figures from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, and academia to New York University to discuss contemporary issues with students, faculty, and members of the wider community. Presented by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Albert Gallatin Lectures reflect the school’s academic philosophy, which is firmly rooted in the idea that knowledge and understanding grow through conversation and collaboration.