Guest Speaker: Laura Weinstein -Documentary Film Producer, Writer, Tour Guide (March 6, 2013)

A third-time guest speaker here at AUR, Laura Weinstein is a television veteran adept at high-level documentary production, development, acquisitions, distribution and marketing.

Laura moved to Rome in September 2004 after having worked at National Geographic TV and Film in Production for nearly 7 years.  Her last film with Nat Geo, for which she was Co-Producer, Dawn of the Maya, was nominated for 2 National Emmy awards.  Other prestigious films to her credit include Egypt Eternal: Quest of the Lost Tombs, Inside Mecca, In Search of the Jaguar, and Surviving Everest, most of which were big budget Nat Geo/PBS specials.

Prior to working at National Geographic, Laura was the Director of Programming and Development at Time Life Video and Television, where she was in charge of history acquisitions and distribution, meeting with a global clientele at conferences such as MIP and BBC Showcase.  Prior to Time Life Laura worked for a number of other esteemed documentary companies including Discovery Channel and Turner Broadcasting System.

Laura has a degree in Film and Television from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and has traveled widely.  Since moving to Rome in 2004 she has continued to dabble in film, behind and in front of the camera, but since 2006 has found yet another way to share her passion for history and telling stories…through tour guiding. Visit her Website.

Laura is scheduled to come and speak with the class on Wednesday, March. 6, 2013.


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