Dodge College Course: Overview of Producing
Madeline Warren has over 20 years of industry experience. She served as the Vice President of Production at Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios, before becoming the Senior Vice President of Production at New Regency Pictures, where she developed and supervised the production of feature films like L.A. Confidential, A Time To Kill, and Don’t Say a Word. She also supervised the production of two Warner Brother’s television series, John Grisham’s The Client and the animated Free Willy. In addition, Warren has produced and co-produced a number of films, her favorites being the Bill Murray comedy, The Man Who Knew Too Little, the Sundance Film Festival selection, Home, and the Prix de Tournage winner, Spare Me.
From 2008 to 2010, Warren was the founding Associate Dean and Director of Chapman University Singapore, the global campus extension of Dodge College. This experience gave her an international perspective on filmmaking - a perspective that she works to instill in her students.
“In movies and television, a good story well told can reach audiences around the world,” she says. “That is where an experienced producer can help. A good producer can recognize a good idea and then supervise development of the script to its full potential. That’s what makes a good story “well told”, and it’s the secret ingredient in most international successes.”