So You Want to Make It in Hollywood? with Nicky Weinstock '91 (Red Hour) and Winifred Neisser ‘74 (Former SVP, Sony Pictures Television)


Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138


Thinking about pursuing a career in tv or film, whether as a writer, producer, or executive? Interested in learning how to navigate this career pathway? Want to discuss how Hollywood is changing to include more diverse stories and voices? Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Producer Nicky Weinstock '91 and Winifred Neisser ‘74, Former Senior Vice President, Movies for Television and Miniseries, moderated by Mather’s writer-in-residence Keith Raffel.

Nicholas Weinstock runs Red Hour, a creative film and television company, together with his New York-based partners Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld. Red Hour currently produces movies at 20th Century Fox, Paramount, New Line, Lionsgate, MGM, CBS Films and other studios in addition to the company’s independent films, web series, and diverse television projects in both broadcast and cable. Previously he partnered with Judd Apatow to run Apatow Productions, overseeing such movies as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express, and Bridesmaids.

Winifred Neisser’s award-winning projects include “A Raisin in the Sun” for ABC; “Broken Trail,” a western for AMC, which won four Emmy Awards including “Best Miniseries”; “The Company,” a miniseries about the CIA; Having Our Stay: The Delaney Sisters First 100 Years,” and “The Crossing” for the Arts and Entertainment Channel (A & E).