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State of the Film Industry, and How to Get Your Start! Discussion and Q&A with Producer/Director Harry Winer
Harry Winer is a writer, producer and director with over 25 years of experience in film and television. He directed the motion pictures SPACECAMP and HOUSE ARREST. He produced and directed over 25 films , miniseries and pilots for television. In addition he created over 50 hours of series television. He has worked with some of the leading talents in motion picture industry such as Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Joaquin Phoenix, Jim Carrey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner and Aaron Eckhart. Winer recently produced the international co-production, THE EXPATRIATE, aka ERASED, starring Aaron Eckhart, in association with Informant Media (CRAZY HEART). As President of SMASH MEDIA, a production company he established in 2008, Winer has developed a full slate of films that intend to bring an emotional core to commercially viable entertainment. In the Spring of 2014 Smash will produce the action thriller THE DOORMAN and the satiric horror film ZOMBIE BLONDES based on the book by Brian James (Macmillan). Winer is scheduled to direct and produce PYTHAGORAS, with Mia Frank and Leo Media. One of Winer’s goals as a producer is to help groom emerging talent. He has continued his efforts in that arena by mentoring directing candidates for the MFA program in motion pictures and television at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He also created with his family a scholarship fund at the University of Michigan Screen Arts and Culture Department to provide opportunities for aspiring film-makers.