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TEDxConejo 2012- Lindsay Doran - Saving the World Vs Kissing the Girl

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Published on Jun 9, 2012

Lindsay Doran has worked in the movie business for more than 30 years as a studio executive and as a producer. She has served as the President and COO of United Artists Pictures, and as the President of Sydney Pollack's Mirage Productions. She currently divides her time between her producing duties and her work as "The Script Whisperer™" — anonymous consultation on high priority script development. Lindsay's first film credit was as Executive in Charge of Production on the mock-documentary "This is Spinal Tap." She later became the Executive Producer on two films directed by Sydney Pollack, "The Firm" and "Sabrina." As a Producer, her credits include "Dead Again," "Sense and Sensibility," "Nanny McPhee," "Stranger Than Fiction," and "Nanny McPhee Returns" (aka "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang"). As an executive, Lindsay supervised dozens of films including "Pretty in Pink," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Planes Trains and Automobiles," "The Naked Gun," "Ghost," "The Thomas Crown Affair," "The World is Not Enough" and "Tomorrow Never Dies." She is the winner of numerous awards including the Golden Globe and the British Academy Award, both for "Sense and Sensibility." Lindsay tries to be guided by the Three Rules of Drama, found in an ancient text, as the basis for what motion picture entertainment ought to be: #1 It must be arresting and amusing to the drunk. #2 It must address the question, "How should we live?" #3 It must address the question, "How does the universe work?"

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxConejo, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxConejo event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. For more information, visit ted.com/tedx.

For information on TEDxConejo, visit tedxconejo.com

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