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Brian Grazer

Legendary Academy Award- and Emmy Award-Winning Producer; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Founder and Chairman, Imagine Entertainment

One of the most prolific and acclaimed producers of our time, Brian Grazer inspires audiences to unleash their curiosity by revealing the secrets of his extraordinary success behind some of Hollywood’s most famed movies and television shows, and importantly, how anyone can exercise their own curiosity to create a more fulfilling life and career.

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A Curious Mind: The Secret to Fueling Creativity and Creating a Bigger Life

Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer has always been curious. Having worked his way up from Warner Brothers’ law clerk to become one of Hollywood’s leading producers and creative visionaries, he reveals the secret to his success. From Nobel laureates and spies to adventurers and business leaders, Grazer inspires audiences as he shares what he learned through entertaining and insightful stories. He explores the attribute that he says can make anyone more successful, adventurous and connected—curiosity.

Grazer shows how curiosity is a powerful management tool and explains how he uses questions as a way of gaining communal trust and creating extraordinary teams. A skilled storyteller known for his charisma, Grazer encourages and challenges audiences to embrace their creativity, disrupt their comfort zone and channel the power of curiosity to lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Meet Brian Grazer

One of the most prolific and acclaimed producers of our time, Brian Grazer inspires audiences to unleash their curiosity by revealing the secrets of his extraordinary success behind some of Hollywood’s most famed movies and television shows, and importantly, how anyone can exercise their own curiosity to create a more fulfilling life and career.

A dynamic innovator who has received the entertainment industry’s highest honors, Brian Grazer is a creative visionary who has infused his energy, brilliance and fun into some of the most popular movies and television shows in the world, including A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, 24 and Empire. Grazer’s work has been nominated for a total of 43 Oscars and 162 Emmys, and his movies have generated nearly $14 billion worldwide. One of the few producers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grazer has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award and the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been honored by numerous organizations and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Today, Grazer serves as chairman of Imagine Entertainment, which he co-founded in 1985 with his longtime friend and business partner, Ron Howard.

In 2016, Grazer became a New York Times best-selling author with the release of A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. The book was described by Sheryl Sandberg as “a powerful tribute to the ways innovation and disruptive thinking stem from a common trait: curiosity.” Grazer is a high-energy speaker who engages in a lively conversation, revealing the secrets of his “curiosity conversations,” to which he attributes his incredible success. Some of these conversations were with Henry Kissinger, Princess Diana, Muhammad Ali and Jonas Salk, just to name a few. Sharing extraordinary stories and juicy insights, Grazer explains how to channel the power of curiosity to lead a bigger and more rewarding life. He is an in-demand speaker who has entertained audiences small and large at multiple corporate meetings and retreats as well as the Aspen Ideas Festival, Allen & Co. Conference, Bill Gates’ Microsoft CEO Conference and Chicago Ideas Week.

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