Jerry Weintraub, the producer of films from Oh God, The Karate Kid and Nashville to the recent Oceans Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen, discusses his friendships with George Clooney, George H.W. Bush, Frank Sinatra, Elvis and other famed politicians, stars and confidants.
Weintraub is a self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer and legendary deal maker. Don't miss this opportunity to go beyond the glitz and glamour to get the real dirt on what goes on inside Hollywood, and Weintraub's role at the heart of it all.
Mary G. F. Bitterman
Before becoming President of The Bernard Osher Foundation, Mary G.F. Bitterman most recently served as President and CEO of The James Irvine Foundation, an independent grantmaking foundation serving Californians, and as President and CEO of KQED, one of the leading public broadcasting centers in the United States. She has served also as Executive Director of the Hawaii Public Broadcasting Authority, Director of the Voice of America, Director of the Hawaii State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and Director of the East-West Center's Institute of Culture and Communication.
Bitterman currently is a director (and Chairman) of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), The Bernard Osher Foundation, Bank of Hawaii, Barclays Global Investors, Santa Clara University, and the Commonwealth Club of California. She has produced several documentaries for public television and has written on telecommunications development and the role of media in developing societies. She is an Honorary Member of the National Presswomen's Federation and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Bitterman received her B.A. from Santa Clara University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College.
Jerry Weintraub is the producer of films from Oh God, The Karate Kid and Nashville to the recent Oceans Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen. Author of When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man.
District of the city of Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. Its name is synonymous with the American movie industry. In 1887 it was laid out as a subdivision by Harvey Wilcox, a prohibitionist who envisioned a community based on his religious principles. It was consolidated with Los Angeles in 1910 and became the centre of the movie industry by 1915. By the 1960s it also was the source of much American network television programming.