On the Issues: Jonathan Jackson

10/09/2018 - 12:15
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On the Issues: Jonathan Jackson
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Eckstein Hall, Lubar Center
Access: Open to Public
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Jonathan Jackson—chief executive officer and artistic director, Milwaukee Film

Now in its 10th year, the Milwaukee Film Festival has become one of the 10 largest film festivals in the country.  Last year alone, more than 84,000 people attended its events.  But the festival’s popularity is only part of its success story.  Under the leadership of CEO Jonathan Jackson, Milwaukee Film has become a growing force in the city, creating a new hub for those working in different forms of media, television, and filmmaking.  Most recently, it agreed to lease, renovate, and operate the historic Oriental Theater, which will double the budget of the nonprofit organization.  Just days before the opening of this year’s festival, we’ll talk with Jackson about the event, and where Milwaukee Film goes from here.


Eckstein Hall, Lubar Center
1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233