Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Film Wisconsin" Brings Movie and TV Productions to Wisconsin

February 1, 2009:

"Film Wisconsin" Executive Director Scott Robbe, followed by an Open Phones Discussion about the Current Abundance of Great Films

Also, NARAL Executive Director Lisa Subeck on reproductive rights developments locally; then Lisa shares her thoughts about movies that advance social justice

And lots and lots of YOUR calls.... Thanks!

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We welcome special guest Scott Robbe, Executive Director of "Film Wisconsin." Producer\Director Scott Robbe returned to Wisconsin and in 2005 and shortly thereafter co-founded Film Wisconsin, working with Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton and others, where he now serves as Executive Director. Film Wisconsin has the goal of promoting Wisconsin as a venue for movie and TV production.

A native of Hartford, Wisconsin, Scott lived in New York for almost 25 years, before returning home first to Madison, and now to Milwaukee, several years ago. Prior to returning he created award-winning television and critically acclaimed independent films. His credits include film, television and commercials shot in the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Scott also produced a great variety of charity and fundraising events involving stars of the stage and screen, raising millions of dollars for AIDS Research and progressive candidates.

He's just returned from a 10 day trip to the Sundance Film Festival, and will be telling us about his choices for some of this upcoming year's most exciting films. And we'll be opening up the phones to hear your reviews of your favorite choices among films currently showing in Madison, and candidates for the Academy Awards.

Scott Robbe's producing credits include being the Supervising Producer for the launch of NBC\Bravo's hit Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. He has been a Consulting Producer and Line Producer for MTV Networks and also Line Produced "Everyday Elegance With Colin Cowie" for WE in New York. His "television specials," design and cooking shows have included work for Lifetime, Bravo, Martha Stewart and WE. He also has produced commercials for both the US and Japanese market featuring a long roster of "name" talent.

Scott has created shows for VH1 including Upfront with Melissa Etheridge, a "Storytellers" installment on the band BON JOVI and a concert for BOYZ II MEN benefiting the Save The Music Foundation for VH1. He served as Executive Producer for the film Seven and a Match by Derek Simonds, which premiered at the LA Film Festival and broadcast on The Independent Film Channel.

Previous to that Scott was the Line Producer for original programming at Lifetime Television. Some of the programming he helped create included Late Date, The Main Ingredient w\ Bobby Flay and Dianna - Legacy of a Princess for ABC\Lifetime. Other credits include being Director of Production for Comedy Central, including Line Producing their hit special Out There.

Past projects include dramatic TV movies for American Playhouse and the PBS series Wonderworks. His series The Independents garnered an ACE award and he served as Associate Producer for the series The Best of the National Geographic Specials. He has served as Executive in Charge of Production for the CTW movie special The House of Dies Drear.

Other work includes producing numerous corporate films, PSA's, promos and commercials featuring such talent as Jason Alexander, Sting and Charles Barkley for clients such as Fuji, GE Healthcare, Lucent Technologies etc.

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