CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, an American film and theatre producer, film executive and writer. As a former Disney Executive, he supervised such films as Dead Poets Society and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Meet Adam Leipzig
Adam Leipzig is one of those rare leaders who has the ability to truly deliver. As a former game-changing Senior Executive with Walt Disney Pictures and President of National Geographic Films, Adam Leipzig oversaw some of the most financially successful and iconic films ever – including March of the Penguins, Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He has demonstrated executive leadership skills that have paid off in record-breaking success at the box office and in the boardroom. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards.
His credentials include:
Adam is expert at training and inspiring people to design ideal environments for unsurpassed creativity and remarkable success, as he has demonstrated that his ideas do transform the ideal environment into massive value. People and companies who work with him have achieved immense profits and growth. Adam generously assists others in leading, directing and manifesting their creative works and major projects to produce academy-award winning accolades. He is brilliant in his ability to transmit the “how to do’s” and “what to do’s” in a way that really makes it happen. A natural team builder, he whole-heartedly supports organizations in building and supporting teams to achieve optimum results.
Collectively, Adam Leipzig’s projects have generated over $2 billion in revenue on $300 million production spending and twice, he has been responsible for the ‘most profitable picture of the year.’ Currently, he is CEO of a firm, advising prestige media companies and creative entrepreneurs in how to drive optimum value and visibility. He is also Publisher of the fast-growing digital magazine, Cultural Weekly, and faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Suggested Speaking Topics
Marching With Penguins: Taking Creative Risks Through Leadership and Teamwork
No penguin marches alone — and neither does any successful enterprise. Adam had the vision to see that March of the Penguins could be a gigantic hit, and he put his job on the line to release that movie. Through the story of a surprise box office smash, and drawing on 25 years as a senior executive, Adam delivers practical, cutting-edge insights into how to become a leader and develop your team.
Stand and Deliver: Transcending the Impossible
Every great success only happens because one person refuses to give up. Using the theme that everything that’s worth doing appears to be impossible (at first, and often to everyone else), Adam sets forth a practical approach to over-delivering results, and knowing when you need to stand your ground.
Ninja Moves and Forbidden Territories: Disrupting Culture to Innovate Success
Using the theme of disruptive innovations, especially disruptions in the entertainment industry, Adam gives you the tools to anticipate the unknown, whipsaw unforeseen events into your favor, and re-fashion your work environment to be an incubator for profitable innovation.
Why Adam Leipzig
Innovation leadership: Hollywood is a dream factory, turning ideas into reality and profits. Discover how you can do this for your company. How to change with grace and power. Every company is in transition and transformation. Experience how to manage change effectively with examples from companies Adam has helmed, like National Geographic Films. Your customers are your audience: Learn how to apply the techniques of Hollywood’s biggest movie studios to make your customers and clients raving, excited fans.