A Hollywood ‘Spotlight’ On Award-Winning Boston Globe Investigation

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
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The award-winning team behind the Boston Globe’s intensive investigation into Catholic church abuses will reunite for this special keynote conversation. The Spotlight team will be joined by moderator and screenwriter Josh Singer as they recount their experiences reporting on the complex story which won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003 and showcase clips from “Spotlight,” the upcoming film about the project from Participant Media and Open Road. Singer will talk with the journalists about how the film, starring Liev Schrieber, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, compares with real-life reporting as the secrecy and cover-ups unfolded. “Spotlight” is directed and co-written by Thomas McCarthy, who was nominated for an Academy Award(R) for the screenplay for “Up.” It is a co-production of Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust, financed by Participant Media, and will be distributed by Open Road Films in the United States and by Entertainment One internationally.


Speakers

Matt Carroll
Research Scientist, Future of News Initiative, MIT Media Lab
Sacha Pfeiffer
Reporter / Columnist, The Boston Globe
Michael Rezendes
Senior Investigative Reporter, The Boston Globe
Walter V. Robinson
Editor at Large, The Boston Globe

Moderators

Josh Singer
Film and Television Writer
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