A Conversation with Laura Bickford ’84


Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Laura Bickford is the Academy Award-nominated producer of the critically acclaimed film Traffic, which was her first collaboration with Steven Soderbergh and Benicio Del Toro. The film earned four out of five Oscars for which it was nominated. One of the film industry’s leading producers, Bickford collaborated again with Soderbergh and Del Toro, producing the two part epic, Che, which garnered international acclaim, winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Best Actor and the Spanish Academy Goya Award for Benicio Del Toro in his role as Che Guevara.

Laura Bickford Productions was based at Universal Studios for two years following Traffic where, among other projects, she developed Duplicity with Tony Gilroy, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. Laura Bickford Productions merged with River Road Entertainment for two years, during which time they financed the multi-award-winning film Brokeback MountainFur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus starring Nicole Kidman, and Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion, with Meryl Streep heading a stellar cast that included Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, Lindsey Lohan, and John C. Reilly. She also served as executive producer on Chicago 10, a documentary by Brett Morgen and Graydon Carter.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Donnelley Auditorium in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Times: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Sarah Lawrence College
Presenter Phone: (914) 395-2412

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