The compelling story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years, as she crafts a national legal strategy to win equal rights for women and fights to succeed in a profession notably hostile to women. The screenplay was a 2014 Athena List winner.
Panel to follow the screening.
Moderated by Irin Carmon, Senior Correspondent at New York magazine
Julie Cohen, director RBG
Jane C. Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University School of Law
Daniel Stiepleman, screenwriter On The Basis of Sex
Irin Carmon is a senior correspondent at New York magazine and a contributor to CNN. She is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling book Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which was adapted to a museum exhibition currently on view in Los Angeles. She is a former Athena distinguished fellow.
Julie Cohen is the director/producer of RBG along with Betsy West. Previous films Julie has directed include The Sturgeon Queens and American Veteran. Before she started making documentaries, Julie was a staff producer for NBC News and the creator and producer of Supreme Court Watch on Court TV. She has won two duPont Columbia Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three New York Emmy Awards. This year, she was nominated for an Academy Award. Julie holds a B.A. from Colgate and master’s degrees from Columbia Journalism School and Yale Law School.
Jane C. Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University School of Law, and Faculty Director of its Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts. She teaches Legal Methods, Copyright Law, International Copyright Law, and Trademarks Law, and is the author or co-author of casebooks in all four subjects, as well as of many articles and book chapters on domestic and international copyright and trademark law. A graduate of the University of Chicago (BA 1976, MA 1977), Professor Ginsburg received a JD in 1980 from Harvard, where she was an editor of the Law Review, and a Diplôme d’études approfondies in 1985 and a Doctorate of Law in 1995 from the University of Paris II.
Daniel Stiepleman has been featured on the Black List, the Athena List and Variety’s “10 Screenwriters to Watch,” and is the recipient of this year’s Hamilton Award for screenwriting. He is a current finalist for the Humanitas Prize for On the Basis of Sex. Daniel is also Writing and Producing the film Planet of Exile with Gran Via and LAMF, based on the book by Ursula le Guin. He lives in New York City with his objectively more impressive oncologist-wife and their two children.
Filmmaker Bio: Mimi Leder was already an Emmy award-winning producer and director before she started making feature films. Her television work includes China Beach and the top-rated, award-winning hospital series, ER. She received the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Award from the AFI in 1999. She is best known for On the Basis of Sex , The Leftovers and Deep Impact.
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