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Russell Williams

Film Wonk


Cred BA ’74, film production, art history, literature

Livelihood Producer, Academy Award winner; distinguished artist in residence, School of Communication

Interests New funding opportunities, box office totals, digital film distribution, intellectual property issues

Focus Helping raise the film industry’s profile among Washington politicians and business leaders

Recent Awards 2009 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award from the Los Angeles Urban League

Last Book You Read The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson

What Keeps You Up At Night? “Tracking former students’ career paths and mining new connections”

Are You a Wonk? “Yes—I’m a wonk who’s passionate about the commerce of creativity.”

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