[PAST EVENT] Behind-the-Scenes: Film Industry Edition with Milan Chakraborty ’00 and Rob Maylor JD

March 2, 2023
Swem Library, Cox Classroom
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Ever dream about working in the film industry? Come hear from two people that managed to break into the industry and build successful careers! They will share their career journey and what they have learned along the way. 

About Rob Maylor JD
Rob Maylor is a Jamaican-American lawyer, writer, and producer on a mission to bring new narratives from the Caribbean and its diaspora to life and a screen near you. His feature film production, Storm Saulter’s “Sprinter” was Executive Produced by Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith, and won over a dozen global best of festival awards en route to distribution in North America, Europe, Africa, and Latin America in 2019. He continues to find success through collaborations with visionary auteurs like Joshua Kissi, groundbreaking companies including Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad and award-winning films including the 2021 IDA Award Winner for Best Music Documentary, “Universe.” As the head of business affairs and operations for Jamaica’s leading production services company Cinecom he has worked on Paramount’s upcoming “Untitled Bob Marley Project”; Marlon James’ upcoming series “Get Millie Black” for HBO and the Oprah Winfrey produced Hulu series “Black Cake.” Rob is regularly called upon to share his expertise in crafting and creatively distributing authentic stories from creators of Color. His engagements and collaborators include Sundance, Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, The British Film Institute, Puma, and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer. Maylor began his career working with the late, famed attorney Johnnie Cochran before going on to hold industry positions at UTA, Mark Burnett Productions and Magnolia Pictures where he was most recently the Director of International. Rob is a Torino Film Lab alumni and Film Independent Producing Lab Fellow.

About Milan Chakraborty ‘00
Milan Chakraborty is Head of Film at Marginal MediaWorks, overseeing all of the company’s efforts in independent, studio and streaming film. Milan worked at Warner Bros and New Line Cinema in production finance and accounting on projects including Batman Begins, Superman Returns, and V for Vendetta. He has produced and executive produced over 20 features including My Friend Dahmer, Assassination Nation, Plus One, The Dark & the Wicked, multiple Spirit Award nominee The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, and Four Samosas.