From the Big Red to the Red Carpet

portraits of Michael Kantor (L) and Scott Ferguson (R)
graphic with text "From the BIG RED to the RED CARPET staring Scott Ferguson '82 & Michael Kantor '83

A two-day visit with alumni filmmakers Scott Ferguson ’83 and Michael Kantor’83

Cornell alums Scott Ferguson and Michael Kantor will reflect on their award-winning careers in film and television production. The pair—Cornell classmates—will discuss their parallel paths in narrative and documentary filmmaking from their student days at Cornell to their current roles as executive producers of HBO’s “Succession” and the PBS series “American Masters,” respectively.

Sharing clips and stories from nearly four decades of work, Kantor and Ferguson will offer an inside look at the dynamic role of a producer and offer tips and tricks for making it in the entertainment industry.

Immediately followed by a Red Carpet Reception in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room, featuring food, selfie stations with Emmys, a chance to meet the producers and other activities.

This is the next event in the College of Arts & Sciences' Arts Unplugged series, which brings research and creative works into the public sphere for discussion and inspiration. These outreach events invite a broad audience to explore the work of scholars and faculty from all disciplines, all backgrounds and all time periods and to celebrate the impact that work continues to have on our daily lives.

The talk will also be livestreamed as a keynote at eCornell. Register here to take part virtually.


Events on Wednesday, March 29

Succession Season 4 with Scott Ferguson ‘82  @ 5:30, Willard Straight Theatre

Dr. Tony Fauci with Michael Kantor ‘83 @ 7:30, Willard Straight Theatre