04.10.2008 03:22 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Actor Tim Robbins delivers opening keynote at NAB

Academy Award-winning actor and screenwriter, director and producer Tim Robbins will deliver the opening keynote speech on Monday, April 14, at the NAB Show. During his keynote, Robbins will look at the changing face of entertainment and how new distribution and content creation opportunities will impact Hollywood and other industries.

In addition to discussing his personal and professional experiences as it relates to content, Robbins will also participate in a moderated Q&A. Robbins’ keynote will follow NAB president and CEO David K. Rehr’s third annual State of the Industry Address.

Other keynote presenters at this year’s NAB Show include Jeffrey Katzenberg and Roger Enrico of DreamWorks with Todd Bradley of HP; Hulu CEO Jason Kilar; “Lost” executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof; “Jumper” director and producer Doug Liman; “CSI” creator and executive producer Anthony E. Zuiker; “Pushing Daisies” director and executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld; Six Flags president and CEO Mark Shapiro; and best-selling author Alvin Toffler.

Robbins has won numerous awards for his acting including an Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award as Best Supporting Actor for “Mystic River.” As a director, Robbins distinguished himself with “Cradle Will Rock,” which he also wrote and produced. “Dead Man Walking,” which was also written and produced by Robbins, won multiple awards including the Humanitas Award and four awards at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Director and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay.

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