Hollywood movie producer to give public seminar at TWU

Trinity Western University’s Department of Communications is sponsoring the arrival of successful movie producer, Ralph Winter, to TWU’s campus on October 24th, at 7:30pm. Winter will share his expertise on the power of storytelling in a movie, particularly concerning its structure, content and style. This Californian is in Vancouver to film the sequel, X-Men 2, which is currently being completed.

Winter’s extensive portfolio includes: producer for Academy Award nominated films Mighty Joe Young and Stark Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, producer of Planet of the Ape and executive producer of X-Men, Inspector Gadget, Hocus Pocus, Captain Ron, The Perfect Weapon, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and many others. Winter has also shared his talent with the Christian market, serving as producer for Left Behind and Hangman's Curse (based on the Frank Perretti novel).

“I think he is a man of integrity,” says Ned Vankevich, Associate Professor of Communications at TWU, “a man who cares passionately for excellence and who is trying to make a meaningful mark in the world. He does this through movies.”

In addition to his professional success, Winter is an active member of the Glendale Presbyterian Church in California and a co-chair of Biola University’s Studio Task Force.

“Ralph Winter an influential player in the movie industry”, says Vankevich, “but he’s also a Christian—this makes him unique. He has ‘made it’ in an industry very few Christians have even come close to entering, let alone getting to the level where he is at”.

Topic: “Getting the story to the screen—never shortchange the power of the story”
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Northwest Auditorium, Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley
Admission: No charge, refreshments will be served
For more information: email cle02@mail.com

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,000 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 35 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-09-26