The University of Mary Washington will host the 2014-15 Executive-in-Residence featuring Daniel R. Wolfe ’84 beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The two-day program, “The Future of Movie Business,” will feature a presentation and reception by Wolfe on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in the North Building on the Stafford campus. The session is open to the public, but space is limited and registration is encouraged.
Wolfe is a 1984 graduate of Mary Washington, which honored him with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004 and as the Distinguished Graduate in Residence in 2007. He currently serves on the College of Business Advisory Board.
As the executive vice president of Worldwide Creative Operations at NBC Universal, Wolfe oversees a staff of more than 100 in Los Angeles and London who provide creative, post production, technical and other support worldwide for the marketing campaigns of all Universal’s motion picture releases. His department is responsible for the development and execution of a film’s marketing message for theatrical trailers, television commercials, print advertising, new media, radio, theme park placement and home entertainment including sell thru, pay-per-view and video-on-demand.
In his long career at Universal Pictures, Wolfe has been involved in more than 400 films, including “Jurassic Park,” “Fast and Furious,” “Bourne” and “American Pie” franchises. Wolfe has been a part of 15 films that were nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and four that won Oscars® for Best Picture including “Schindler’s List,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind.” Before joining Universal in 1990, he was a manager of creative advertising at New Line Cinema and prior to that, Orion Pictures. While at Orion Pictures, Wolfe worked on campaigns for the Academy Award® winning films “Dances with Wolves” and “Silence of the Lambs.”
He has a postgraduate degree in communication industries management from Emerson College and is a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.
For more information or to register for the presentation and reception, call (540) 654-1242 or visit business.umw.edu/eir.