Adam Leipzig, CreativeFuture

October 28, 2015 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Adam Leipzig - CreativeFutureAdam Leipzig
Chief Operating Officer

Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior vice president at Disney. Collectively, his films have earned more than $2 billion on $300 million in production cost. He has been involved as a producer, distributor, or supervising executive on more than 30 films, including March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, and Titus.

He has a history of working with artists as they explore new realms of their creativity – including producing or supervising the first films directed by Jon Turteltaub, Julie Taymor, Joe Johnston, Cherien Dabis, and Luc Jacquet, and the first plays directed by Robert Altman.

He is author of Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers: Get Your Movie Made, Get Your Movie Seen and co-author of Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft. Filmmaking in Action, which is the definitive college and university textbook on contemporary filmmaking. Leipzig is on faculty at both UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he shares entertainment industry approaches and leadership and communications skills with leaders from a wide range of business sectors.

Adam is also the publisher of Cultural Weekly, a digital magazine elevating the conversation on the entire creative landscape.

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