By MAREN HUN
Gerald R. Molen, the producer of such well-known films as “Jurassic Park,” “Rain Man,” and “Schindler’s List,” will host a question and answer session in the Nelke Experimental Theater today at 11 a.m.
Molen is a guest of the Department of Theatre and Film as part of a joint film/theater forum. He was invited by Charles Metten, a professor in the Theatre and Film Department.
“(Molen) will be able to tell us about the whole business,” Metten said. He added that Molen will give students an idea of what it is like to work in the movie industry.
Molen, who won an academy award for “Schindler’s List,” has visited BYU twice before. “He is ready and willing to teach us,” Metten said.
Students have benefitted from Molen’s connections in the movie industry. He has been instrumental in placing several students in good internships with such companies as Amblin and Disney, Metten said.
Molen has worked with Steven Spielberg in the past and is currently working with him to produce “Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World.” His visit to BYU is a good chance for the public to learn about him and his work.
“You don’t often meet an award-winning producer in person,” Metten said.