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Producer and Author Dick Wolf to Visit COA

Posted July 26, 2013, at 10:10 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, ME—On Monday, August 5, College of the Atlantic presents An Evening with Dick Wolf at 5 p.m. in the College’s Thomas J. Gates Community Center. Wolf is the two-time Emmy and Grammy winning producer and New York Times bestselling author of The Intercept. A reception will follow in the Newlin Gardens.

Wolf will show clips and discuss his work as architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television, Law & Order, and his production of the new series Chicago Fire. Wolf also made his literary debut earlier this year with The Intercept, a suspenseful and gripping page-turner.

“COA is most grateful to Dick Wolf, a true creative legend, for sharing his unique perspectives and talents with members of the community,” said COA Trustee Phil Moriarty. “He has single-handedly transformed the programming landscape of the television industry. We look forward to welcoming him to campus for this special event underwritten by the members of the Champlain Society.”

Wolf’s creative genius began during his early years growing up in New York, and upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he launched a successful career in advertising. In 1985, Wolf joined NBC’s Hill Street Blues team as an executive script consultant and stayed through the show’s final season, earning Emmy and Writer’s Guild nominations. He formed his own television production company in 1988, Wolf Films, which produces Law & Order and its many spinoffs.

In 1992, Wolf Films produced its first feature film, a drama called School Ties about a Jewish boy who hides his religion to fit in at a prestigious prep school in the 1950s. The film launched the careers of several prolific actors, including Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, and Chris O’Donnell. After School Ties, Wolf concentrated primarily on television, launching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a sibling of Law & Order. In 2003, Wolf’s company produced the Academy Award-winning documentary Twin Towers, about two brothers, one a policeman and the other a fireman, who were killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.

For more information about the event, please contact Kim Childs at kchilds@coa.edu or 207-801-5625.

About College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. A leader in experiential education and environmental stewardship, COA has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing needs of our world. For more, visit www.coa.edu.

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DISCUSSION: Monday, August 5 at 5 p.m. COA presents an evening with producer and author Dick Wolf, who will show clips and discuss his work as architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television. Discussion and reception will follow. Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME. kchilds@coa.edu or 207- 801-5625. http://bit.ly/147R6WA

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