Have you gone to the movies lately? What are you streaming at home? How has your movie-going experience changed over the last year and how is it likely to change going forward?
Join Lorenzo di Bonaventura, film producer for Paramount Pictures and founder of di Bonaventura Pictures, as he and CGU President Len Jessup explore how the movie industry pivoted during the pandemic, and what we might expect from the movie industry after COVID-19. What lessons can the industry teach us as we all move beyond our self-isolation?
Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (PDT)
This event is free and open to the public.
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In addition to serving on the Claremont Graduate University Board of Trustees since 2015, Lorenzo di Bonaventura is a film producer perhaps best-known as the producer of the Transformers films and has been involved in the production of more than 130 others, including Falling Down (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), The Matrix (1999), Analyze This (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Training Day (2001), and Scooby Doo (2002).
Di Bonaventura began his professional life operating a river-rafting company and later joined Columbia Pictures, where he worked in distribution, marketing, and in the office of the president. In February 1989, di Bonaventura joined Warner Bros. In addition to producing films, di Bonaventura is also credited with the purchase of the movie rights to J.K. Rowling’s massively popular Harry Potter books.
Di Bonaventura received his undergraduate degree in intellectual history at Harvard College and his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.