Named one of Newsweek’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” and selected by the Albert Einstein Foundation for their new book: Genius: 100 Visions for the Future, Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and dynamic speaker known for her visually stimulating, big picture, provocative, inspiring, and engaging keynotes.
Erik Stolhanske, an actor, writer and producer, is a member of Broken Lizard, a well-known comedy group. He is probably most recognizable in his role as “Rabbit” in the hit comedy Super Troopers.
Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to Direct and Produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of Ken’s films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.”
“If Wintour is the Pope . . . , Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year,” Time magazine said in 2009, after Vogue’s creative director rather unexpectedly was launched into the public consciousness by the hit documentary The September Issue.
Spike Lee is a notable writer, director, producer, actor, and author who revolutionized both the landscape of independent cinema and the role of black talent in film. Widely regarded as a premiere African American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the “do-it-yourself” school of filmmaking.