New York: Lights, Camera, Teamwork...The Business of Movies
Thursday, February 27
6:00pm – 8:00pm EST
The Conference Center
130 East 59th Street 7th floor, New York, NY 10022, United States
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Lights, Camera, Teamwork...The Business of Movies
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York
Thursday, February 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Conference Center, 130 East 59th Street, 7th floor, New York

Cost: $30 for CBSAC/NY Members and CBS Students, $45 for non-members, NYBSC members, and members of MCC, $60 for walk-in attendees. Special offer, CBS alums wishing to join and attend the meeting, get a $75 ticket-- event is free with the membership.
Non-CBS MBAs, get a $115 ticket and the event is free with your membership.

Business leaders often have to form and lead teams under difficult conditions, even if few team members have worked together before.  They have to create world-class quality  on which billion-dollar campaigns hinge. The film industry has worked in those conditions since its start and business leaders can learn from it. Corydon Wagner, Cannes Golden Lion award winning Director and co-founder of his production company, will describe the big picture and details of such challenges and how he overcomes them. His success comes in part for understanding the business side of film that many other directors don't. He articulates it well, with real life examples on set, hiring people, during interviews, and so on.

As with business leaders, the Director leads teams of hundreds of people. Necessity forces the Director to delegate critical tasks, forcing him/her to work with experts who bring their own teams that the Director has to vet and then trust completely. At the center is the Director's vision. The stakes in film are billions of dollars. Timelines are short -- sometimes days. The accountability is that millions of people will see and judge the output. Careers can end over simple mistakes. The teams are diverse and haven't worked together before, nor will they possibly work together again. Success hinges on personal relationships, experience, delegation, empathy, vision and reputation. It is a higher stakes, fast-paced, high-tech, high accountability, nomadic business.

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The Conference Center
130 East 59th Street 7th floor
New York, NY 10022
United States

Thursday, February 27, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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