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Bonnie Curtis

Film Producer, Advocate

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 Bonnie Curtis Biography

Bonnie Curtis was born in Texas and graduated as Valedictorian from Abilene Christian University with a BA in journalism. She moved to Los Angeles with her first love in mind: film.

Curtis immediately found production work on the films Dead Poets Society and Arachnophobia before being hired as Steven Spielberg's assistant in 1990, embarking on what would become a 15-year professional relationship with the acclaimed director.

After the films Hook and Jurassic Park, Curtis became a Production Associate on Schindler's List and served as Associate Producer on The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad. In 1998 she Co-Produced the epic blockbuster Saving Private Ryan, for which she received the Producer of the Year award from the Producers Guild of America. Next came A.I. Artificial Intelligence, followed in 2002 by Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise.

Fulfilling a longtime desire to work with a first-time filmmaker, Curtis produced The Chumscrubber with Lawrence Bender (Good Will Hunting, An Inconvenient Truth) for first-time director Arie Posin in 2005. The film starred Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes, and Jamie Bell and was an official selection for both the Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest Film Festival, and it won the "Audience Award for Best Film" at the Moscow Film Festival.

Next up was Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Brendan Gleeson, which Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child) directed in Dublin, Ireland. She produced the film with Close, Garcia's longtime producer, Julie Lynn, and Alan Moloney (Breakfast on Pluto). The film received three Academy Award nominations.

Following Albert Nobbs, Curtis partnered with Lynn under Lynn's production company label: Mockingbird Pictures. Since joining forces, the two have produced The Face of Love, which Curtis's Chumscrubber director, Posin, co-wrote and directed. The film stars Annette Bening, Ed Harris, and Robin Williams, and was released March 2014. Curtis and Lynn are currently awaiting release on 5 to 7, a romantic dramedy starring Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Olivia Thirlby, and Lambert Wilson. The film was written and directed by longtime TV-writer Victor Levin (Mad Men, Mad About You). In post-production right now is Mockingbird Pictures' most recent project, Last Days in the Desert, written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, starring Ewan McGregor, Ciaran Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, and Tye Sheridan.

In 2002 Ms. Curtis was featured as one of 30 "Great Women of Film" in Helena Lumme's best-selling book of the same name from Watson Guptill Press. In 2004 she was the recipient of the Women in Film Topaz Award from the Dallas chapter. She has co-chaired GLSEN's (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) Respect Awards for the past five years and has served as an Honor Society Member for the organization since 2005, and she currently serves on the organization's National Leadership Council.

She has spent the last decade speaking on various panels and podiums for Women in Film, Producers Guild of America, American Film Institute, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film schools and festivals across the globe. On the corporate circuit, she was recently a keynote speaker for both the Domestic Administrative Professionals and the International Administrative Professionals as well as Out and Equal. She was a featured speaker at both the CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) Teachers Conference and The Center for Early Education's Parent Conference. She has also spoken to the junior high and high school students of various CAIS schools, including Harvard Westlake, Brentwood, and Campbell Hall.

Ms. Curtis lives with her partner of 15 years, graphic artist Kim Lincoln, and their daughter Maggie.

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Speaking Topics
  • Reframing the Story: Turning Conflict Into Opportunity

    While marshaling the resources of thousands of leaders, department heads and frontline staff; creating more with less; taking greater risks; and bringing together evermore unwieldy resources–the ability to turn conflict into opportunity is imperative…and Bonnie Curtis has done it around the world. Curtis will teach you the leadership lessons from high stakes, multi-faceted projects like SCHINDLER’S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and MINORITY REPORT. You will learn how you can more effectively and efficiently create, nurture and build your teams to achieve greater success from someone who has led and managed one of the most diverse and time-constrained work groups in the world. In this session, you will learn to reframe any situation to get the best from yourself and your people, mine both yours and your team’s talents for the greater good, and use visualization to alter outcomes. Leaders will leave with a clear action plan and a playbook to call upon to more efficiently achieve their goals and motivate those around them. And the Oscar goes to…

  • Reframe Your Perspective and Move Forward…

    During her 20-plus years in the film business (most of which were at Steven Spielberg’s side), Bonnie Curtis has learned firsthand about problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and innovative thinking. From recreating a prehistoric era (Jurassic Park) to the Holocaust (Schindler’s List) to the D-day invasion (Saving Private Ryan) to a futuristic world born out of a brilliant director’s imagination (A.I. and Minority Report), Curtis has observed the human condition through many different lenses. She has made a successful career telling other people’s stories, but her own story is one that so many people can relate to…the need to be one’s true self even it goes against the values of one’s parents, family or community. Hers is a story about diversity, the need for acceptance, inclusion and respect. Bonnie will challenge you to look at yourself and the people around you in a different way, and in doing so, become a more effective leader and person. She will inspire you to live a more productive and beneficial life.

  • My Mother Doesn’t Approve of This: Create Success For Teachers, Students and Parents

    The goal of any school community is to provide an inspirational environment focused on equity and excellence—where students can be nurtured, supported, mentored and challenged. As an award-winning film producer for Steven Spielberg, Curtis understands the day-to-day details of being part manager, part policeman and part instructional innovator. This strong and vibrant presentation will give you both diversity of thought and action. If education is your passion and the cornerstone of your career, Curtis will strengthen your foundation with fresh knowledge and new connections. You'll get solid concepts that still stand the test of time as well as build new skills while exploring innovative solutions you can put to use immediately. You'll learn to: get your hands dirty and attempt mastery, call in the experts…and listen to them, mine your natural talents from a new point of view. This session is for educators who are committed to creating the conditions necessary for all students to become successful lifelong learners. Also benefiting are parents and students who would like a clear set of guidelines on how to be there for each other and motivate their lives, and the lives of others, authentically, respectfully and powerfully while creating a more inclusive environment in our schools and homes.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bonnie Curtis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bonnie Curtis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bonnie Curtis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Bonnie Curtis?

    Booking fees for Bonnie Curtis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bonnie Curtis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Bonnie Curtis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bonnie Curtis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bonnie Curtis for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bonnie Curtis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bonnie Curtis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Bonnie Curtis

Film Producer, Advocate

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Bonnie Curtis Biography

Bonnie Curtis was born in Texas and graduated as Valedictorian from Abilene Christian University with a BA in journalism. She moved to Los Angeles with her first love in mind: film.

Curtis immediately found production work on the films Dead Poets Society and Arachnophobia before being hired as Steven Spielberg's assistant in 1990, embarking on what would become a 15-year professional relationship with the acclaimed director.

After the films Hook and Jurassic Park, Curtis became a Production Associate on Schindler's List and served as Associate Producer on The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad. In 1998 she Co-Produced the epic blockbuster Saving Private Ryan, for which she received the Producer of the Year award from the Producers Guild of America. Next came A.I. Artificial Intelligence, followed in 2002 by Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise.

Fulfilling a longtime desire to work with a first-time filmmaker, Curtis produced The Chumscrubber with Lawrence Bender (Good Will Hunting, An Inconvenient Truth) for first-time director Arie Posin in 2005. The film starred Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes, and Jamie Bell and was an official selection for both the Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest Film Festival, and it won the "Audience Award for Best Film" at the Moscow Film Festival.

Next up was Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Brendan Gleeson, which Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child) directed in Dublin, Ireland. She produced the film with Close, Garcia's longtime producer, Julie Lynn, and Alan Moloney (Breakfast on Pluto). The film received three Academy Award nominations.

Following Albert Nobbs, Curtis partnered with Lynn under Lynn's production company label: Mockingbird Pictures. Since joining forces, the two have produced The Face of Love, which Curtis's Chumscrubber director, Posin, co-wrote and directed. The film stars Annette Bening, Ed Harris, and Robin Williams, and was released March 2014. Curtis and Lynn are currently awaiting release on 5 to 7, a romantic dramedy starring Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Olivia Thirlby, and Lambert Wilson. The film was written and directed by longtime TV-writer Victor Levin (Mad Men, Mad About You). In post-production right now is Mockingbird Pictures' most recent project, Last Days in the Desert, written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, starring Ewan McGregor, Ciaran Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, and Tye Sheridan.

In 2002 Ms. Curtis was featured as one of 30 "Great Women of Film" in Helena Lumme's best-selling book of the same name from Watson Guptill Press. In 2004 she was the recipient of the Women in Film Topaz Award from the Dallas chapter. She has co-chaired GLSEN's (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) Respect Awards for the past five years and has served as an Honor Society Member for the organization since 2005, and she currently serves on the organization's National Leadership Council.

She has spent the last decade speaking on various panels and podiums for Women in Film, Producers Guild of America, American Film Institute, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film schools and festivals across the globe. On the corporate circuit, she was recently a keynote speaker for both the Domestic Administrative Professionals and the International Administrative Professionals as well as Out and Equal. She was a featured speaker at both the CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) Teachers Conference and The Center for Early Education's Parent Conference. She has also spoken to the junior high and high school students of various CAIS schools, including Harvard Westlake, Brentwood, and Campbell Hall.

Ms. Curtis lives with her partner of 15 years, graphic artist Kim Lincoln, and their daughter Maggie.

Bonnie Curtis Speaking Topics

  • Reframing the Story: Turning Conflict Into Opportunity

    While marshaling the resources of thousands of leaders, department heads and frontline staff; creating more with less; taking greater risks; and bringing together evermore unwieldy resources–the ability to turn conflict into opportunity is imperative…and Bonnie Curtis has done it around the world. Curtis will teach you the leadership lessons from high stakes, multi-faceted projects like SCHINDLER’S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and MINORITY REPORT. You will learn how you can more effectively and efficiently create, nurture and build your teams to achieve greater success from someone who has led and managed one of the most diverse and time-constrained work groups in the world. In this session, you will learn to reframe any situation to get the best from yourself and your people, mine both yours and your team’s talents for the greater good, and use visualization to alter outcomes. Leaders will leave with a clear action plan and a playbook to call upon to more efficiently achieve their goals and motivate those around them. And the Oscar goes to…

  • Reframe Your Perspective and Move Forward…

    During her 20-plus years in the film business (most of which were at Steven Spielberg’s side), Bonnie Curtis has learned firsthand about problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and innovative thinking. From recreating a prehistoric era (Jurassic Park) to the Holocaust (Schindler’s List) to the D-day invasion (Saving Private Ryan) to a futuristic world born out of a brilliant director’s imagination (A.I. and Minority Report), Curtis has observed the human condition through many different lenses. She has made a successful career telling other people’s stories, but her own story is one that so many people can relate to…the need to be one’s true self even it goes against the values of one’s parents, family or community. Hers is a story about diversity, the need for acceptance, inclusion and respect. Bonnie will challenge you to look at yourself and the people around you in a different way, and in doing so, become a more effective leader and person. She will inspire you to live a more productive and beneficial life.

  • My Mother Doesn’t Approve of This: Create Success For Teachers, Students and Parents

    The goal of any school community is to provide an inspirational environment focused on equity and excellence—where students can be nurtured, supported, mentored and challenged. As an award-winning film producer for Steven Spielberg, Curtis understands the day-to-day details of being part manager, part policeman and part instructional innovator. This strong and vibrant presentation will give you both diversity of thought and action. If education is your passion and the cornerstone of your career, Curtis will strengthen your foundation with fresh knowledge and new connections. You'll get solid concepts that still stand the test of time as well as build new skills while exploring innovative solutions you can put to use immediately. You'll learn to: get your hands dirty and attempt mastery, call in the experts…and listen to them, mine your natural talents from a new point of view. This session is for educators who are committed to creating the conditions necessary for all students to become successful lifelong learners. Also benefiting are parents and students who would like a clear set of guidelines on how to be there for each other and motivate their lives, and the lives of others, authentically, respectfully and powerfully while creating a more inclusive environment in our schools and homes.

FAQs on booking Bonnie Curtis

  • How to book Bonnie Curtis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bonnie Curtis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bonnie Curtis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bonnie Curtis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bonnie Curtis?

    Booking fees for Bonnie Curtis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bonnie Curtis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bonnie Curtis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bonnie Curtis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bonnie Curtis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bonnie Curtis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bonnie Curtis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bonnie Curtis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bonnie Curtis for your event is available upon request. Bonnie Curtis generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Nead, Charlie Alejandro, Andrea Raquel, Amanda de Cadenet and Giuliana Rancic. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bonnie Curtis for an upcoming event.

Bonnie Curtis Speaking Topics

  • Reframing the Story: Turning Conflict Into Opportunity

    While marshaling the resources of thousands of leaders, department heads and frontline staff; creating more with less; taking greater risks; and bringing together evermore unwieldy resources–the ability to turn conflict into opportunity is imperative…and Bonnie Curtis has done it around the world. Curtis will teach you the leadership lessons from high stakes, multi-faceted projects like SCHINDLER’S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and MINORITY REPORT. You will learn how you can more effectively and efficiently create, nurture and build your teams to achieve greater success from someone who has led and managed one of the most diverse and time-constrained work groups in the world. In this session, you will learn to reframe any situation to get the best from yourself and your people, mine both yours and your team’s talents for the greater good, and use visualization to alter outcomes. Leaders will leave with a clear action plan and a playbook to call upon to more efficiently achieve their goals and motivate those around them. And the Oscar goes to…

  • Reframe Your Perspective and Move Forward…

    During her 20-plus years in the film business (most of which were at Steven Spielberg’s side), Bonnie Curtis has learned firsthand about problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and innovative thinking. From recreating a prehistoric era (Jurassic Park) to the Holocaust (Schindler’s List) to the D-day invasion (Saving Private Ryan) to a futuristic world born out of a brilliant director’s imagination (A.I. and Minority Report), Curtis has observed the human condition through many different lenses. She has made a successful career telling other people’s stories, but her own story is one that so many people can relate to…the need to be one’s true self even it goes against the values of one’s parents, family or community. Hers is a story about diversity, the need for acceptance, inclusion and respect. Bonnie will challenge you to look at yourself and the people around you in a different way, and in doing so, become a more effective leader and person. She will inspire you to live a more productive and beneficial life.

  • My Mother Doesn’t Approve of This: Create Success For Teachers, Students and Parents

    The goal of any school community is to provide an inspirational environment focused on equity and excellence—where students can be nurtured, supported, mentored and challenged. As an award-winning film producer for Steven Spielberg, Curtis understands the day-to-day details of being part manager, part policeman and part instructional innovator. This strong and vibrant presentation will give you both diversity of thought and action. If education is your passion and the cornerstone of your career, Curtis will strengthen your foundation with fresh knowledge and new connections. You'll get solid concepts that still stand the test of time as well as build new skills while exploring innovative solutions you can put to use immediately. You'll learn to: get your hands dirty and attempt mastery, call in the experts…and listen to them, mine your natural talents from a new point of view. This session is for educators who are committed to creating the conditions necessary for all students to become successful lifelong learners. Also benefiting are parents and students who would like a clear set of guidelines on how to be there for each other and motivate their lives, and the lives of others, authentically, respectfully and powerfully while creating a more inclusive environment in our schools and homes.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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