Science of TRON

Listen to audio from the "Science of TRON" panel, featuring director Joe Kosinski, producer Sean Bailey, and science consultants Sean Carroll & John Dick. Learn More

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Featured Entertainer: Devin Andre

As the Director of Development at FilmEngine, Devin Andre oversees creation of screenplays from idea to a workable production draft.  He works with writers, producers, agents, studio executives, directors, financiers, among many others.  He began his entertainment career at Creative Artists Agency in 2006, working in both Motion Picture and Television Literary departments.  After two years, he moved to Participant Media, where he worked on many projects, including The Crazies, The Help, Contagion, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   In 2011, Andre took the next step in h

Featured Entertainer: Justin Springer

Justin Springer may have grown up nowhere near the film industry, but now he's one of the most talented young producers at Disney.  Working on Tron: Legacy, and on a variety of film projects, he's found a way to smartly combine art, science, and story.  We had a chance to ask him a few questions about his background, his interests in making films with real science sprinkled into great plots, and why science is critical to great filmmaking.

Tell us about your background. What inspired you to become a filmmaker?

Featured Entertainer: Jon Spaihts

Since Jon Spaihts first appeared on the Hollywood scene in 2007 with the inclusion of his SciFi/Romance script Passengers on the highly coveted "Black List," he's had a meteoric rise to the very top of the industry.  Jon's worked with Ridley Scott, Keanu Reeves, and Jerry Bruckheimer to name a few.  Most recently he's been asked to reboot The Mummy for Universal.  The son of a computer programmer and an electrical engineer, his passion for science is evident in all of his projects, however none more than his current film, Prometheus

Featured Entertainer: Jon Turteltaub

Fresh from the Air Force Entertainment Industry Tour, director / producer Jon Turteltaub sits down with The Exchange to share about science advising, working with The Exchange, and his current project.

Why did you choose to work with The Exchange while making The Sorcerer’s Apprentice? What advice were you seeking? Which scene or scenes needed input from a scientist?

Featured Entertainer: Filip Sablik

Filip Sablik works in a place to which Hollywood turns (besides The Exchange) when it's looking for great ideas - he's a comic book writer/publisher.  As the Publisher at Top Cow Productions, he oversees some of the biggest non-Marvel/DC properties in the business including Witchblade, The Darkness, and Wanted.  From concept, to inks, to distribution Filip's there to hire the talent and oversee quality control.  It's a big job, and one that often leads to feature film development.  As a writer, his books The Asset and Last Mortel have bee

Featured Entertainer: Jon Amiel

Dream huge. Dare more. From watching classic movies in his youth to directing his first movie in his late 30s, filmmaker Jon Amiel shares what inspires him and talks about science in the movies.

Tell us about your background. What inspired you to become a filmmaker?

Featured Entertainer: Maggie Malone

Did you ever wonder about the science behind your favorite animated movie?  Maggie Malone, director of development at Walt Disney Animation Studios, shares about her what inspired her to make movies, science consulting, and much more!

Tell us about your background. What inspired you to want to make movies, and what led you to your current position at Disney Animation?

Featured Entertainer: Max Borenstein

Max Borenstein's meteoric rise through Hollywood began long before he graduated from school.  He's wanted to be a screenwriter his entire life and very proactively pursued the craft when most of us were awkwardly trying to get through junior high.  While he was still at Yale, he made a film, Swordswallowers and Thin Man, that won awards for best feature film and best screenplay at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival.  Twice chosen for a much coveted selection to the "Black List," Max quickly gained a reputation for writing smart and entertaining screenplays since gra

Featured Entertainer: Gabrielle Neimand

Gabrielle Neimand is a development executive and producer for Strike Entertainment, the production company that created Dawn of the Dead, Children of Men, The Last Exorcism, and In Time among many others.  We sat down with her recently and asked her all about how she worked her way into her very cool job and what it is, exactly, that a development executive does within the filmmaking process.  And how do folks in her position make use of science and scientists?

Featured Entertainer: Chris Morgan

Since 2004, Chris Morgan has been one of the top action film writers in Hollywood. His credits include Cellular, Wanted, and The Fast and the Furious three thru five (number six is in the works!). He is, above all else, a storyteller who revels in the art of character and plot. He recently sat down to tell us all about how he made it in Hollywood, why he loves talking about stories all day long, and what he thinks is the most perfect film ever made.