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IGNITE featuring Dan Mirvish

12:30 am – 1:50 am
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Room: 101
1300 Q Street
Lincoln NE 68588
Megan Elliott, (402) 472-9303,
Join this session of IGNITE to hear from Dan Mirvish - director, screenwriter, producer and author. He’s currently on the festival circuit with his new feature, 18½, a 70s Watergate thriller/dark comedy. Prior to that, he directed the award-winning feature Bernard and Huey, scripted by Oscar/Pulitzer-winner Jules Feiffer, and starring Oscar-winner Jim Rash and David Koechner which screened in over 30 film festivals on 5 continents, had a nationwide US theatrical release, and sold to over 51 countries.

Dan is the author of the bestselling non-fiction book The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking from Focal Press/Routledge. The fully updated, postpandemic 2nd Edition starting selling on July 6, 2021 and hit #1 on Amazon’s New Releases chart. His film Between Us, an award-winning feature starring Taye Diggs, Melissa George, David Harbour and Julia Stiles played in 23 festivals in 7 countries, got a 50+ city theatrical release in the US, and sold to 145 countries, plus screening on Netflix, Showtime and Starz.

Dan was mentored by Robert Altman on his first film, Omaha (the movie), which led him to cofound the upstart Slamdance Film Festival. Dan’s film Open House prompted the Academy Awards to controversially rewrite their rules on the Best Original Musical category. Mirvish also co-wrote his bestselling, critically-acclaimed novel I Am Martin Eisenstadt (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) based on the fake McCain advisor who took credit for Sarah Palin not knowing Africa was a continent. Dan went on to get a master’s degree from USC film school, is a member of the Directors Guild of America and has guest lectured at more than 45 film schools and universities around the world.

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IGNITE is free to attend and open to the public.

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This event originated in IGNITE Colloquium.