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Ed Zwick with Patty Jenkins (virtual event)

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions: My Fortysomething Years in Hollywood”

*** US Orders Only***

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:

Monday, February 19, 2024, 6pm PT/9pm ET

Ed Zwick with Patty Jenkins

Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions: My Fortysomething Years in Hollywood


  • $45 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Ed Zwick’s book
  • US Orders only. We only ship to addresses in the US
  • The virtual version of this event airs on Febryary 19, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.
  • ASL interpreter provided upon request.

A heartfelt and wry career memoir from the director of Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall, About Last Night, and Glory, creator of the show thirtysomething, and executive producer of My So-Called Life, gives a dishy, behind-the-scenes look at working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Ed Zwick’s long career has spanned four decades of directing, producing, and writing projects that have collectively received eighteen Academy Award nominations (seven wins) and sixty-seven Emmy nominations (twenty-two wins). His filmography as director includes Glory, Legends of the Fall, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Courage Under Fire, Love & Other Drugs, and Defiance; with producing credits including Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic and Shakespeare in Love, for which Zwick won the Academy Award.

From early-career, breakout performances from Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, to career-defining roles for Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more, Zwick has directed many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. His mark on television is equally impressive, including two series he co-created with longtime creative partner Marshall Herskovitz: the Emmy award-winning thirtysomething, regarded as one of the most influential dramas in modern TV history; and ABC’s Emmy-winning ensemble drama, Once and Again.

“Ed Zwick is responsible for some of the best entertainment of the last forty years. (His new book) takes its place alongside Adventures in the Screen Trade and Easy Riders, Raging Bulls as an indispensable behind-the-scenes books for fans of movies and television.” –Aaron Sorkin

Patty Jenkins is an award-winning writer and director best known for directing the blockbuster Wonder Woman and her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster. She also directed the pilot and series finale of AMC’s hit show “The Killing,” for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2012 DGA Best Director Award. In 2017, Jenkins became the first woman in history to direct a live action film with a budget over $100 million with her critical hit Wonder Woman. Following the success of the first, Jenkins directed, wrote, and produced the equally successful sequel Wonder Woman 1984, making her the first woman to helm a live action film with a budget over $200 million. Up next, Jenkins is set to developing Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which would make her the first female to direct a Star Wars feature film. She is also writing an original project and producing the anticipated Gal Gadot-starring Cleopatra, Chris Pine’s Poolman, and Best Men, a film based on Sid Karger’s novel.


February 19
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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