Take a break from your workday and join us for lunch with Michael Gottwald, Producer of Beasts of the Southern Wild and the hit web series High Maintenance.
Gottwald will describe his experience producing a successful web series that was recently picked up by HBO and touch on production planning, distribution, and what it takes to produce quality content on a budget. This is a great chance to ask questions and enjoy lunch with an academy award-nominated producer.
More about Michael Gottwald: With Josh Penn and Dan Janvey, Michael Gottwald produced Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin. Beasts won the Camera d’Or at Cannes and was nominated for four Academy Awards. Michael produced documentary filmmakers the Ross Brothers’ latest, Western, which premiered in U.S. Competition at Sundance 2015, where it won a Special Jury Prize. He also produced the latest cycle of episodes of the web series “High Maintenance.” Currently he’s producing Geremy Jasper’s feature film Patti Cake$, a Sundance Screenwriters / Directors Lab project, as well as the Ross Brothers’ fourth project, a concert film collaboration with David Byrne.