Producer Carolyn Hepburn Holds Master Class and Screening of “Weiner” at NYFA

Producer Carolyn Hepburn from Motto Pictures, whose “Life, Animated” was nominated for an Oscar this year, screened her other huge 2016 hit, “Weiner” at the New York Film Academy’s New York theater.
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Hepburn joined Motto Pictures in 2010 where she currently works as a producer and production executive. Carolyn produced “3½ Minutes,” directed by Marc Silver, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize for Social Impact. She executive produced “Art and Craft,” which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

In 2013, Carolyn was the line producer for two Motto films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: “God Loves Uganda,” shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and “Gideon’s Army,” winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Best Editing Award. Carolyn is currently co-producing Ivy Meeropol’s documentary “Indian Point,” which will premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, and “The Punch directed by Andre Hörmann. She is also line producing the documentary “Life Animated,” directed by Roger Ross Williams. Prior to joining the Motto team, Carolyn produced a wide range of documentary projects for WNET, National Public Radio, and the United Nations as well as innovative experiential media for Spark Productions.

“Weiner,” by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, is about Anthony Weiner’s campaign for Mayor of New York City during the 2013 mayoral election. At first his campaign is going well, with many New Yorkers willing to give him a second chance, putting him near the top of a crowded field. However, the mood shifts when his online sexual activity resurface, including explicit text conversations with women that occurred well after his resignation from Congress.

Following the screening, Hepburn followed took part in a  well-loved, intimate master class with the documentary students.

Students from both current conservatories, and the 6-week workshop as well as several grads and faculty were privy to the private screening and conversation in NYFA’s new state of the art theater.

The New York Film Academy would like to thank Carolyn Hepburn for time and wisdom.


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Published on: March 10, 2017

Filled Under: Documentary Filmmaking, Guest Speakers

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