- 75 Minutes
- Friday, November 11, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Lecture format will be an extended, on-stage interview led by IU Cinema director Jon Vickers.
Entrepreneur and Indiana University alumnus Todd Wagner made his impact in the technology world when he and business partner Mark Cuban launched Broadcast.com, one of the first platforms to stream live events and radio stations over the Internet. Wagner later fused his passion for entertainment with his business portfolio to build the Wagner/Cuban Companies, which spans content creation, distribution, and exhibition: 2929 Entertainment, 2929 Productions, Magnolia Pictures, Landmark Theatres, and AXS TV. As CEO of 2929 Entertainment, Wagner has provided artistic vision and business acumen critical to such important films as the Oscar®-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, We Own the Night, and The Road, to name a few. Wagner has also several other varied business interests that include Chideo and the Weinstein Company, and he serves on the boards of directors for both the American Film Institute and the Tribeca Film Institute.
In addition to his business endeavors and social entrepreneurship, Wagner has made a very substantial commitment of time, energy, and resources to giving back through the Todd Wagner Foundation. Since 2000, the foundation has implemented Wagner’s vision of venture philanthropy and invested tens of millions of dollars in cutting-edge programs that empower underserved communities and at-risk youth. His business and philanthropic efforts have earned Wagner numerous honors and awards over the past 15 years.