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PANEL: Chat with Shep Gordon
Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK
10/14/2017, 10:00AM
$ 15
Qty

CHAT WITH SHEP GORDON, HONORARY TRAILBLAZER AWARD RECIPIENT

Saturday 10 am

Come hear this year's honorary Trailblazer Award recipient, Shep Gordon, as he chats about his legendary career as music manager, film producer and culinary arts visionary.

Panelist:

Shep Gordon, named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine and the subject of Mike Myers 2013 hit documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, launched one of the first independent film companies and film distributors, Alive Pictures/Island Alive, which managed such musicians as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass, and Luther Vandross, and sparked the celebrity chef phenomenon, representing the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang, Nobu, and Daniel Boulud.

He is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. Island Alive distributed such films as Stop Making Sense, Koyaanisqatsi, The Whales of August, and Ridley Scott's first film, The Duelist, winner of the Cannes Film Festival. In all, Gordon has produced or executive produced 23 films, including Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Time of Destiny, Prince of Darkness, People Under the Stairs, and Shocker.

Gordon has managed the careers of such diverse talents as Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Kenny Loggins, and countless others, and is credited as creating the celebrity chef, turning culinary arts into a multi-billion-dollar industry. In addition to the impact he's had on music, film and food, he is known for his philanthropic endeavors and sits on the board of the Tibet Fund for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Host:

Ed Gerrard is a co-founder of Impact Artist Management and has music supervised over 30 feature films. Ed won the 2017 Grammy Award for music supervision and for producing the soundtrack for the feature film Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle.

Gerrard began his entertainment career some 30 years ago working as an apprentice to legendary music manager and film producer Shep Gordon. Ed became the first in-house music supervisor at Gordon's Alive Pictures finding key music for Gordon's films and forming the beginnings of longstanding relationships with a slew of Hollywood directors including Wes Craven for whom he music supervised over 10 films including the Scream trilogy.

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