Guest Speakers

April 15

Rachael Horovitz began working in film in 1985 when she handled publicity campaigns for David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Michael Cimino’s The Sicilian and Roman Polanski’s Pirates. Horovitz later went on to join New Line Cinema as Vice President of Fine Line Features, where she developed Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson’s Rushmore screenplay and acquired dozens of films including works by Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci and Michel Gondry. She was also responsible for acquiring David Mamet’s award-winning comedy State and Main, as well as Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor’s script for About Schmidt, both of which she produced. In 2001, Horovitz joined Revolution Studios to work as a senior executive, working closely with Julia Roberts' production company on Mona Lisa Smile, Maid In Manhattan, and Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. She formed Specialty Films in 2003, and her productions include HBO’s Grey Gardensfor which Horovitz received an Emmy, a Golden Globe, Best Film from the Broadcast and Television Critics Awards, and the 2010 David Wolper Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild.