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Celebrity Series Lesson: Academy Award Winning Producer Ed Saxon, How Hollywood Works, Part 1

Oct 08, 2011

 

Edward Saxon, an Oscar winner, is a graduate of the USC Peter Stark Producing Program.  He received his undergraduate degree at McGill University.  He produced the film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, which swept Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Mr. Saxon also produced PHILADELPHIA (which won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Tom Hanks).  He produced ADAPTATION, nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor winner Chris Cooper, and the Academy Award nominated documentary MANDELA: SON OF AFRICA, FATHER OF A NATION.

Most recently, Mr. Saxon has been a producer on Enlightened, an upcoming HBO comedy series. He produced Sam Mendes' Away We Go at Focus Features in 2009, and Our Family Wedding at Fox Searchlight in 2010, which stars Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera.

Past credits also include:  Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, THAT THING YOU DO,  ULEE'S GOLD,  DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS, BELOVED, FAST FOOD NATION, SOMETHING WILD, AND MIAMI BLUES.

Saxon was a founding Advisory Board member of the Independent Film Channel, and is a mentor for the Sundance Institute, Producer's Guild, and Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC. Mr. Saxon has extensive experience working in Haiti both as a documentary filmmaker and as an activist.  Saxon is married to the artist, Kirsten Coyne. They have two young daughters and live in Los Angeles.

 

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at Aug 08, 2012 - 3:56 PM
I don't know why my posts are posting twice; I've reproted the glitch.
at Aug 08, 2012 - 3:56 PM
I don't know why my posts are posting twice; I've reproted the glitch.
at Aug 08, 2012 - 3:55 PM
LOL ..." let's produce the 6th best..." LOL that's like suggesting the first script I wrote be read ... the world needs to be spared, the unbearbale need not be inflicted upon the world ...  LOL
at Aug 08, 2012 - 3:55 PM
LOL ..." let's produce the 6th best..." LOL that's like suggesting the first script I wrote be read ... the world needs to be spared, the unbearbale need not be inflicted upon the world ...  LOL
msdhighland: Just joined, already impressed!
at Feb 03, 2012 - 10:37 AM
Great introduction! I am eager to learn more.
Sylvia1234: Thank you.
at Oct 15, 2011 - 6:29 PM
Mr. Ed Saxon... I just joined Storylogue and your video is the first one I've watched.  I guess you could say I'm a 'virgin'.  Looking forward to more of your lectures.
Sylvia1234: Thank you.
at Oct 15, 2011 - 6:29 PM
Mr. Ed Saxon... I just joined Storylogue and your video is the first one I've watched.  I guess you could say I'm a 'virgin'.  Looking forward to more of your lectures.
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at Oct 15, 2011 - 6:23 PM
Knowledge is power. Thank you Mr. Saxon:)
Raj: Thank you Note
at Oct 08, 2011 - 1:40 PM
Thank you so much for such an insightful lesson.

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