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Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?

Jerry Zucker

Producer and director Jerry Zucker will discuss the portrayal of scientists in popular culture, particularly movies. Zucker is the Hollywood lead on the Science-Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to promote accurate science and engaging storylines in both film and TV programming. He has directed several movies, including the box-office hit Ghost. His producing credits include A Walk in the Clouds and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

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Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?
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