About Chris and Mike Farah

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This Jorgensen Lecture will be in the format of a conversation between an independent film director and producer.

Christopher Farah
has worked in entertainment, served as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East and spent at least one summer cutting meat in a deli. He has written and directed a bunch of cool stuff for the website Funny Or Die, including "RoboCop Speaks to Detroit" and "The Big Lebowski 2," and his first web show "Sexy Talk with Dirty Jay" was nominated for a Webby Award for best comedy series. As a journalist, he has written for publications such as The New York Times,, and The Jerusalem Report, and was assistant editor at Foreign Affairs Magazine. An Ann Arbor native who holds a Bachelors and a Masters from the University of Michigan and another Masters from Columbia University, this is his first feature film.

Michael Farah
is in a small class of producers with expertise in both feature film and new media. President of Production at Funny Or Die, the premiere comedy website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Michael was recently named to The Hollywood Reporter's list of the top 35 entertainment execs under 35. As the man behind FOD's internet, TV and film projects, he's worked with studios like Paramount and HBO, and with every star from Jack Black to Natalie Portman. Michael began his career at United Talent Agency, and headed up feature development at Paramount-based Southern Cross the Dog, makers of "Hustle & Flow."

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