Producer Neil Kopp will speak at the upcoming Cinema Studies “Working Filmmakers Series” event May 24, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Gerlinger Lounge on the University of Oregon campus. At this event, Kopp will discuss his career as a producer in the film industry. This event is free and open to the public.
The Working Filmmaker Series is an annual series that brings industry professionals to campus to discuss what it takes to make a living in the industry.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
4:00 pm – Presentation
5:00 pm – Reception
Portland-based producer Neil Kopp has been responsible for generating some of the best independent films of recent years. Balancing good taste, logistical know-how, and productive working relationships, he has had a vital role in bringing to screens the work of some of independent cinema’s most exciting filmmakers. He has had a fruitful collaboration with director Kelly Reichardt, producing her films Old Joy (2006), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), and Night Moves (2014). Kopp recently completed Reichardt’s Certain Women, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016. He also produced Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park (2007) and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, which premiered in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. His films have garnered many awards and critical acclaim, and Kopp received an Independent Spirit Producers Award. He produces with Anish Savjani through their company filmscience.