Category Archives: Film Producer

Academy of Art University: A Day in the Life

Choosing a place to study that will be the perfect fit is one of the challenges that all students face. Pairing the end of high school with the sense of excitement and adventure has a nagging fear of choosing the wrong place. This makes you think, wouldn’t it be amazing if students could follow someone for a day or more at one of the colleges of their choice and actually get a feel for the people, campus, and overall atmosphere before you commit to going there?

Luckily, Sam Bear a student at the Academy of Art University, shared a typical day of study in the world of motion pictures and television. He was able to document everything that happens in a normal day of a student at the Academy of Art University. Sam starts by rising early at 9am in his room at the Commodore Dormitory to prepare himself for the day. The Commodore was built as a merchant seaman hotel in 1928 and is one of the 15 total residence facilities for the Academy of Art University.

Sam then takes part in 2 different classes in the School of Motion Pictures and Television. Each class is spaced far apart to make time for other college things like project collaborations, studying, and even relaxation. His first class, Production Design, begins at 11am. This is where the students are able to focus on a variety of things like props, sets, and even costumes. Classes like these give Sam the opportunity to share his work as well as be encouraged and challenged by his peers and professors. Sam is able to start building the relationships that will become crucial in his future career. At 3pm, he has a Directing Actors Class. This is a collaborative class that allows the students to work together.

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Lawrence Bender

Lawrence Bender has most likely played a large role in your life. He is a movie producer who has worked on some of the most popular movies in the last two decades. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1979 with a degree in civil engineering. He pursued his dream as a professional dancer until an injury sidelined him.

Lawrence Bender began his career in film by working behind the scenes on various products during the 1980s. He produced the film Intruder, in which he worked with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

In 1992 Lawrence Bender produced Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. He went on to produce most of Tarantino’s movies and a host of others. The Bender produced 1994 hit, Pulp Fiction, further increased Tarantino’s fame and made the film maker a household name. This now legendary movie is famous for its groundbreaking performances by Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, and John Travolta.

Lawrence Bender’s resume as a producer includes award winning films as well as groundbreaking projects. 2006’s An Inconvenient Truth is a member of both of these categories. It was a socially relevant film that alerted the world to a growing environmental problem. It also received an Academy Award for best documentary.

Bender has also worked in television. In 2000 he co-founded the production company, Bender Brown Productions. They worked on such projects as, Dr. Vegas and the SyFy miniseries, EarthSea. He also serves as the Executive Producer for the Netflix Series, Seven Seconds.

Lawrence Bender recognized Quentin Tarantino’s talent early on and helped to bring his projects to life. Bender’s Hollywood longevity may be a result of his eye for talent and knowledge of what moviegoers want. His various projects have been recognized for their quality and their social relevance. He continues to produce entertaining, thought provoking, content that conveys real stories for the public to enjoy.

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