75 Minutes With Steve Conrad Saturday, February 20, 2016

Steve Conrad

Steve Conrad

IFP Chicago presents 75 Minutes With screenwriter, producer and director Steve Conrad at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 20, at Columbia College Chicago Conaway Center, 1st floor, located at 1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL.

This event is hosted in conjunction with Columbia College Chicago Immersion Series.  Immersion is a 

college-wide program connecting students to their professional industries through workshops, lectures, 

and reviews.  For more information, visit www.colum.edu/immersion.


FREE for IFP Chicago student members

$10 for IFP Chicago members

$15 Students

$20 General Admission

Tickets will be available online until 9AM on Saturday, February 10. There will still be tickets available at the door.

IFP Chicago will present STEVE CONRAD, considered one of the most successful and original screenwriters and directors based in Chicago. Conrad’s writing credits include THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013), starring and directed by Ben Stiller; THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (2006), starring Will Smith; and THE WEATHER MAN (2005) starring Nicolas Cage. Conrad also wrote, directed, and edited THE PROMOTION (2008) starring John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen, and Lili Taylor. His current projects include developing and directing the TV series PATRIOT for Amazon Studios.

Originally from Florida, Conrad attended Northwestern University and sold his first screenplay at the age of nineteen.  He has managed to remain based in Chicago while pursuing a singular career in the industry as both a writer and a director. 75 Minutes with STEVE CONRAD will be moderated by Amelia Estelle Dellos, a local independent writer, director, and producer. Dellos serves on the executive committee of the board of directors for IFP Chicago.

75 Minutes With is a longstanding program of IFP Chicago featuring candid onstage conversations with established and emerging directors, producers, screenwriters, actors, and other creative leaders from independent cinema. These intimate talks engage both filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike, providing behind-the-scenes reflections and personal insights about the filmmaking process.  Past 75 Minutes participants have included such notable figures as Harold Ramis, Dylan Baker, Neil LaBute, Rose Troche, Joe Chappelle, Joel Potrykus, John McNaughton, and Joe Swanberg.