[PAST EVENT] From W&M Accounting Major to Sundance Film Producer - Milan Chakraborty ‘00

February 17, 2018
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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This workshop is for people interested in the film/TV industry, the dreamers, the entrepreneurs, and those that may not be sure what they want to do after college. You’ll discuss the state of independent film and also practical advice about entering the business and what that really looks like. Milan will walk you through his first career as an auditor to the transition to film producer and have an open discussion about the success, failures, joys and fears. This conversation will be facilitated by participant questions. By the end you’ll be convinced if Milan can do it, anyone can.


Milan Kumar Chakraborty, CPA, graduated as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The College of William and Mary in 2000. After working for two years at Arthur Andersen LLP, Milan joined the Internal Audit Department of Time Warner Inc. Due to his lifelong love of film, he transferred to the Filmed Entertainment group that consists of Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, together the largest producer of film and television in the world. After leaving his corporate job Milan began to produce films. In 2013 he produced The Lifeguard starring Kristen Bell, which competed at Sundance. The following year he produced Where Hope Grows, the first film with a national release to star a person with Down syndrome. His recent productions include My Friend Dahmer, a 2017 Tribeca and LA Film Fest selection, and Assassination Nation, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.