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Adam Leipzig

Lecturer, Haas School of Business

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Adam Leipzig is an expert at bringing media industry smarts to diverse companies worldwide, and coaching senior executives how to shine in front of their boards, investors, teams, and customers. As CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, he has advised technology, venture investment, social media, marketing, and entertainment companies. Many of Adam's accomplishments have emerged as household names, including A Plastic Ocean, March of the Penguins, Dead Poets Society, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Collectively, Adam's projects have generated over $2 billion in revenue on $300 million production spending, and twice he has been responsible for the "most profitable movie of the year".

As a game-changing visionary and leader, Adam has been a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards. Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior executive at Walt Disney Studios.

Papers, Articles and Publications

Awards & Honors

Adam Leipzig’s films have achieved:

  • Academy Awards: 2 wins, 8 nominations
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards: 3 nominations
  • Sundance Film Festival Awards: 2 wins, 2 nominations
  • International Documentary Awards: 1 win, 1 nomination
  • Cannes Directors Fortnight FIPRESCI Prize: 1 win
  • BAFTA Awards: 5 wins, 6 nominations
  • DGA Awards: 1 win, 1 nomination
  • Golden Globe Awards: 1 win, 1 nomination
  • Emmy Awards: 1 win, 1 nomination
Academic Background
  • B.A. Literature, Yale University, 1979
  • Coro Foundation, Fellow, Arts and Public Policy
Communications Excellence Program
Hero Patern
COBE Eligible

Communications Excellence Program

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