The Future of the Creative Economy & Your Place In It

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
150 Mass Ave, Media Center
Join us for a conversation on the future of the creative economy between Prince Charles Alexander, professor & engineer; Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of CreativeFuture; and Brett Williams, CreativeFuture’s Youth Outreach Director.
 
Prince Charles Alexander is a professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee. He is a sought after recording and mixing engineer, whose clients include Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Usher, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Babyface, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Usher, Brian McKnight, and others. Alexander has garnered more than 40 Platinum and Gold certifications from the RIAA and has three Grammies and seven Grammy nominations from NARAS.
 
Ruth has over 30 years of experience producing, distributing, and marketing independent films. As founder and co-president of Paramount Classics, Ruth acquired and distributed a diverse slate of films ranging from Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides to Craig Brewer’s Hustle & Flow. More recently, Ruth launched CreativeFuture, an advocacy organization for all creative individuals. Its mission is to mobilize the creative communities to speak up about the value of our creativity and speak out about the harm done by online piracy.
 
Brett comes to CreativeFuture after almost a decade of experience in independent film production in New York. Ruth and Brett will join Prince in discussing the organization's initiatives, the future of entertainment, and your future as creative individuals.