OFA Filmmakers’ Workshop Series: Ryan Halprin '12


Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm



Ryan Halprin portraitDo you have a great idea for a feature film or TV show, but aren’t sure where to start? The OFA is hosting a series of three hands-on workshops – led by young alumni working professionally in their fields – for pitching, directing and producing your film debut. SPACE IS LIMITED (15 slots), and registration is required by emailing Dana Knox at danaknox@fas.harvard.edu. Open to Harvard undergraduates. Priority will be given to those committing to the full workshop series, but single workshop registrations might be considered based on availability. Find out about additional workshops on Oct. 7 and 9. 

Workshop 3: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Creative Film Producing with Ryan Halprin ’12
How does a story get from an idea in a writer's head to a global big screen experience? Who is shepherding the creative process from development to production, and how? Learn about the role creative producers play in bringing movies and TV to life and how we touch every part of the process from rewriting scripts (cool!) to managing brands (gross!) to talking to actors (scary!) to bringing people together to create something where there was nothing (magic!).

Halprin is Senior Vice President of Production at Rideback where he works on both live action and animated projects. In addition to running point on the development and production of the LEGO universe, he focuses on further developing the company’s existing feature slate and finding new material. At Rideback he has executive produced The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and co-produced Death Note, The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. At Harvard, he studied Neurobiology and Economics, and spent most of his time pursuing the arts. He spent four years performing with the cast of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Outside the Pudding, he performed, choreographed and directed slightly less burlesque productions at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge among other places on campus.