Producers hold a vital but often elusive role in the movie industry, acting as a liaison between the creative and business interests of a project while helping it go from a script to a completed film. It’s a position that’s as much about management as it is art, and students will get to have an in depth look at this world when we welcome producer Robin Cowie to campus next week for a lecture and Q+A session.
Robin’s first success in the industry was with the low budget horror sensation The Blair Witch Project, and has since included a number of television projects, as well additional films like V/H/S/2, and the upcoming The White Giraffe (pictured above).
Speaking about his trip to campus, he explained “I’m going to be talking about creative ways to get content into the entertainment marketplace. Starting with my work at Nickelodeon, Disney, The Golf Channel, and my production company, then with Haxan Films and the seven films we did and the two television series.”
“I’m basically trying to pass on what I’ve learned so far. I’ve been involved with this industry for 20 years and have had fortunate successes but have also suffered many painful experiences. If I can help others learn from my mistakes maybe the karma will come full circle.”
The Robin Cowie event is hosted by the educators of our Film Production master’s degree program and will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on December 10.