Michael Shamberg

Born in 1945, Michael Shamberg began his career as a Time-Life correspondent. In 1970, Shamberg co-founded the pioneering video collective, Raindance Corporation, which published a newspaper-magazine called Radical Software. Raindance Corporation later became Top Value Television (TVTV). Michael Shamberg is a partner in Double Feature Films with Stacey Sher. Shamberg produced the Academy Award nominated films THE BIG CHILL (1983), PULP FICTION (1994) and ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000). Shamberg’s credits as producer include: CONTAGION (2011), WORLD TRADE CENTER (2006), GARDEN STATE (2004), OUT OF SIGHT (1998), GATTACA (1997), GET SHORTY (1995), REALITY BITES (1994) and A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988). He is also the executive producer of Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012), which will be released this Christmas. Michael Shamberg will give us some insight into the day-to-day work of a producer. What makes a good producer? How close does he work with his directors? How does he find and develop a successful project?