Hollywood film producer Ralph Winter will be the featured campus guest for “Vision-ReVision” at Anderson University, March 30. Winter has produced blockbuster movies such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Star Trek series. Recently, it was announced he is producing the film version of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters. Winter will speak to the AU campus and the public in Reardon Auditorium at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“Ralph Winter personifies the best of both the faith and the art of Hollywood. He brings our students a set of personal values, insights and experiences which will inspire and shape them in a powerful way,” said Don Boggs, chair of the communication and theatre arts department.
Winter is a native of Glendale, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied History. His first experience in production was producing training videos for Broadway Department Stores. In 1978, Winter started in the film business for Paramount Pictures television, where he worked on several popular sitcoms. Following his experiences in television, he started working on the Star Trek films. He was an associate producer on Star Trek III, executive producer on Star Trek IV, and producer on both Star Trek V and VI. Winter is a member of the Directors Guild of America, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Winter is one of the founders of the City of Angels Film Festival, now in its 15th year, celebrating urban films that encourage theological dialogue. He is also one of the founders of Reel Spirituality, an outgrowth of that film festival, and in conjunction with Fuller Seminary and the Windrider Forum, provides an in depth conference each year on theology and the arts. Winter also teaches for Act One, a workshop for writers and producers breaking into the Hollywood community. Ralph is on the Board of Compass Arts, a small film school based in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Winter also sits on the Board of Advisors for Heartland Film Festival, co-chair of Biola University’s Studio Task Force, and the Board of the 168 Film Project. Ralph is a past member and Chairman of the Alex Regional Theatre Board, serving Glendale and the performing arts community.
For more information regarding Vision- ReVision, contact Campus Ministries at (765) 641-4203.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the sixth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.