June 2017

La La Land Film Producer to Speak in Mamaroneck

Fred Berger, Oscar-nominated producer of the musical film La La Land, will be speaking at The Center for Continuing Education’s Notable Neighbors program on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM at his alma mater, Mamaroneck High School.


La La Land won a historic 7 Golden Globes and was nominated for 14 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. It has been a busy awards season for Berger, with La La Land also taking prizes at the Producer’s Guild, Director’s Guild and Screen Actors Guild.

Berger graduated from Mamaroneck High School (MHS) in 1999 and will be discussing his film career with his former MHS film teacher, Dr. Michael DiGennaro, who teaches Independent Film at The Center.


“I didn’t realize at the time how formative my high school years were, and how vital they would be in defining my life and career,” said Berger. “I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up in a community that elevates the arts, and thrilled to have the chance to thank ‘Dr DiG’ for infecting me with a love of film and storytelling.”


Berger began his career with Sofia Coppola on her films Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. Currently, he has thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe in release and is in production on The Mountain Between Us starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. His next film, I Think We’re Alone Now brings Berger full circle as it begins shooting this spring in Westchester.


“It will be great fun to hear Fred’s insider view of the awards season and the film business,” said Blythe Hamer, The Center’s Executive Director. Tickets are $40.  Proceeds raised will fund ongoing programming by The Center for Continuing Education, a non-profit organization.


For tickets as well as information on upcoming classes, go to www.LMCCE.org or call 914-698-9126.




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