Veteran film producer Patrick Markey, who has produced the films The Good Life, The Joy Luck Club, The Natural, The Horse Whisperer, A River Runs Through It, Ordinary People and The Quick and The Dead, among others, will visit the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Monday, November 23, at the invitation of andré douglas pond cummings, a Visiting Professor of Law at the College.
During his visit, Markey will discuss various aspects of the entertainment industry, focusing on entertainment law. At 12:15 p.m., he will participate in a panel discussion to be held in room 106 titled “Careers in Media Entertainment” with cummings, Randy Dryer from Parsons Behle & Latimer, and representatives from the College’s Jackie Chiles Law Society and Professional Development Office. The panel is open to all members of the College of Law community. At 6:00 p.m., the College will screen A River Runs Through It in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom. The film will be followed by a presentation “The Lawyer’s Role in Hollywood,” a Q&A with Patrick Markey. The film and presentation are free and open to the University community, depending on available space in the Courtroom.
Markey, who earned a B.A. in Theater Arts from Ohio State University in 1974, is an adjunct professor in the film department at Montana State University in Bozeman. In addition to his extensive feature film credits, he has also worked on television programs including Crime Story, Dream West and LA Takedown.