Oscar Award-Winning Producer and Former Paramount Executive to Speak at BU

in Arts, College of Communication, News Releases
March 25th, 2004

Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 | devenea@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) – Big-screen producer Stanley Jaffe will speak at Conversations, the second in a series of distinguished-lecturer series sponsored by Boston University’s College of Communication. The event will be held Thursday, April 1 at 5 p.m. at the University’s Kenmore Classroom Building, 565 Commonwealth Avenue.

Jaffe launched his filmmaking career in 1968, producing Goodbye, Columbus for Paramount Pictures. Soon after, at the age of 29, Jaffe was named president of Paramount Pictures and Television, becoming the youngest studio chief in the history of the motion picture industry. Jaffe returned to independent production in 1971 to produce Bad Company, Bad News Bears, and Taps. In 1979, Jaffe produced Kramer vs. Kramer, winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Jaffe founded Jaffe/Lansing Productions in partnership with Sherry Lansing in 1982. Together they produced such films as Racing with the Moon, Firstborn, Fatal Attraction, The Accused, Black Rain and School Ties for Paramount Pictures.

From 1991 to 1994, Jaffe served as president and CEO of Paramount Communications. Following the sale of Paramount Communications to Viacom in 1994, Jaffe formed the independent film production company Jaffilms and produced I Dreamed of Africa, Madeline, and Four Feathers.

The Conversations distinguished-lecturer series was developed by College of Communication Dean John Schulz to encourage discussion about contemporary communication issues between students and scholars.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about this or upcoming Conversations series events, contact Robyn Neeley at the College of Communication, 617-353-5660 or rneeley@bu.edu.

Event: Conversations, with Stanley Jaffe
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2004
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: Kenmore Classroom Building
565 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.

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