2004: Barrie Osborne, Producer
Just a few weeks after Lord of the Rings: Return of the King garnered its 11th Academy Award, Producer Barrie Osborne (Carleton '66) visited Carleton College for the first Carleton Film Colloquium, held April 16 & 17, 2004.
Mr. Osborne's two-day visit included:
A seminar on "How To Get Into The Film Business" ("Always do more than they ask of you!")
Screening and discussion of Carleton student film projects
An appearance at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
In addition to his work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Osborne executive produced the worldwide box office blockbuster and groundbreaking special effects award-winner The Matrix. His other producing credits include John Woo's Face/Off and China Moon. He has served as executive producer on The Fan, Dick Tracy, Child's Play, Wilder Napalm, Rapa Nui and Peggy Sue Got Married.
"Carleton taught me to appreciate art and history and language and rhetoric, and made me curious about the world, which was invaluable." - Barrie Osborne