Sunday, May 5, 2013

On the first half of this week's show, special guest Adam Leipzig!

On this week's show, special guest Adam Leipzig from 9:00-9:30am!

If you missed Adam on my show, you can listen to the entire conversation here.

About Adam Leipzig...

Movie Producer and Publisher

Adam shares what he's learned in the entertainment industry as a producer, writer and entrepreneur. He publishes the popular online magazine Cultural Weekly, has produced or distributed 25 movies, launched more than 300 theatre plays and performance events,written for the New York Times and other publications, designed and built 4 successful businesses, and consulted with dozens more.

Results from Disney to Penguins

Adam has worked with “Top 10” worldwide brands such as National Geographic and Disney, and some of his movies have also become household names, including March of the Penguins, Dead Poets Society and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Collectively, Adam’s projects have generated over $2 billion in revenue on $300 million production spending. Twice in his career he has been responsible for the year’s most profitable motion picture.

Creating Massive Value

Adam is expert at training people how to design ideal environments for creativity, because the ideal environment drives massive value. People and companies who work with him have achieved immense profits and growth. Adam gratefully shares his career highlights with the others who participated, because no person ever does anything alone (one of Adam’s principles is always building and supporting your team):

• As President of National Geographic Films, transforming the company into a full-service operation, and obtaining $125 million in financing.

• As Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Studios, participating in the company's growth from 6 to 20 movies a year.

• As Publisher of Cultural Weekly, launching an online magazine and lifestyle brand aimed at supporting creativity and elevating our cultural discussion.

• As an advisor, working with Rand McNally to design and develop new products for new markets.

• As Producer and Dramaturg, building the Los Angeles Theatre Center, a 4-theatre, 1200-seat performing arts complex.

• As an entrepreneur and "intra-preneur," launching and operating 4 successful businesses.

• As a producer and executive, working with great actors including Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Drew Barrymore, Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, and Elijah Wood; talented directors including Robert Altman, Peter Weir, Peter Yates, Cherien Dabis, Lu Chuan, Julie Taymor, Luc Jacquet, Jon Turteltaub, and Joe Johnston; and superb writers, including Jon Robin Baitz, David Henry Hwang, Michael Frayn, William Mastrosimone, Donald Freed, Miguel PiƱero, and Luis Valdez.

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