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Producers of The Imitation Game talk about Hollywood hustle




(L-R) Producers Ido Ostrowsky, Nora Grossman and Teddy Schwarzman attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
(L-R) Producers Ido Ostrowsky, Nora Grossman and Teddy Schwarzman attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
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World War II historical fiction sells well in Hollywood, but an independent film about a code-breaking mathematician with a personal secret takes real production prowess to become one of the biggest films of the year. Producer Nora Grossman optioned the popular screenplay about Alan Turing, and producer Teddy Schwarzman came on later to help shepherd the complex story - including bringing Turing's surviving relatives on set and to the final-cut screening with baited breath.

Producers of The Imitation Game talk about Hollywood hustleGrossman's Oscar nomination in the Best Picture category makes her one of the rare females at the top of the Academy nods this year. Women are more represented in producer ranks than other above-the-line credits, still the Producers Guild of America is ramping up the Woman's Impact Network to help more talent such as Grossman. What did you think of The Imitation Game?

Guests:

Nora Grossman, Oscar-nominated Producer of “The Imitation Game” - nominated for 8 Academy Awards; Nominated for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America.

Teddy Schwarzman, Oscar-nominated Producer of “The Imitation Game” - nominated for 8 Academy Awards; Nominated for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America.