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Oscar Winner Barrie Osborne to Speak at Carleton

April 16, 2004

Barrie Osborne, producer of “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy and a 1966 Carleton graduate, will give a convocation address titled “Storytelling and Technology” at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, April 16, at Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel. The address will discuss the role of special effects in advancing a narrative. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and priority will be given to Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Osborne won a best picture Oscar for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” which won a record 11 Oscars. In addition to his work on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Osborne was executive producer for the box office blockbuster and groundbreaking special effects award-winner “The Matrix.” Osborne entered the film industry in 1970 as an apprentice editor and assistant production manager. Accepted into the Directors Guild of America trainee program, Osborne worked under the tutelage of such directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Alan Pakula and Sydney Pollack. Osborne also has served as producer of “Face/Off” and “China Moon.” He has served as executive producer on “The Fan,” “Dick Tracy,” “Child’s Play,” “Wilder Napalm” and “Rapa Nui.”

Osborne is visiting Carleton as part of the first-ever Carleton Film Colloquium, which is devoted to the idea that contemporary film culture, thoughtfully considered, is an important dimension of a liberal arts education. The Colloquium was made possible through the generosity and vision of 1976 Carleton graduates Meg Roggensack and her late husband Mike Janik.

For more information and disability accommodations, please contact Carleton’s college relations office at (507) 646-4309.