CARPE DIEM: A prominent power in the film industry

On this episode of Carpe Diem, host Merrill Brown, director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University is joined by noted film producer, Daniel Battsek to talk more about his extraordinary career, his films, Cohen media and the state of the film industry. Daniel has an impressive resume which includes his current membership on our school’s board of visitors. He has just been named director of FILM4, the production company and programming service owned by Britain’s Channel 4. He’ll be relocating to his native England once he completes his contract this summer at CMG, the Cohen Media Group, a film production company he joined back in 2012 that has produced lauded films like the new Margeurite and Mustang.

Prior to joining CMG, he was the President of National Geographic Films, where he developed and distributed theatrical titles and documentaries including the Oscar-nominated Restrepo, and oversaw National Geographic large-screen and IMAX projects. Before National Geographic, he served as president of Miramax Films which he joined in 2005. Under his leadership, renowned and award winning films such as The Queen, No Country for Old Men, Doubt, and There Will Be Blood were released.

This episode was produced and hosted by the director of the School of Communication and Media, Merrill Brown and directed by TVDM major, Jon Vazquez.

Barring pre-emption, CARPE DIEM airs on the following stations:
CABLEVISION Bergen Channel 77: Mondays at 5:00 PM
COMCAST Union Channel 26: Tuesdays at 9:00 PM
CABLEVISION Morris Channel 21: Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
CABLEVISION Paterson Channel 75: Fridays at 6:00 PM

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is a broadcast produced by the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State University. Carpe Diem is an award-winning, weekly half-hour magazine show aired on Comcast and Cablevision in Northern New Jersey.