Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?
Lecture date: September 29, 2014. Jerry Zucker is the Hollywood lead on the Science-Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences.
He discusses the portrayal of scientists in popular culture, particularly movies. The Science-Entertainment Exchange connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to promote accurate science and engaging storylines in both film and TV programming. Zucker 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.