Binghamton University Forum hosts Emmy nominated film producer

2012-11-12

BINGHAMTON, NY – Robert Child, an award winning film producer and director, will discuss his Emmy nominated film “The Wereth Eleven, An Untold War Crime” at the Binghamton University Forum breakfast program, Wednesday, Nov. 14. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet at the Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel, 225 Water Street in Binghamton, followed by the formal program at 8 a.m.

After 15 years of directing and technical directing popular TV programs such as, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Emeril Live and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Child followed his passion and produced a series of historical films. Among them is the highly acclaimed, Emmy nominated film The Wereth Eleven, which retraces the steps of 11 African-American GI’s took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge.

Screened to a nationwide television audience on the National Geographic Channel in February 2011 and in June 2012, The Wereth Eleven was nominated for an Emmy® award, the highest honor in television. Child’s film also won top honor, the Founder’s Choice Award, at the GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. The GI Film Festival is the first film festival in the country to celebrate exclusively the successes and sacrifices of military service members through the medium of film.

Child is the winner of more than 25 writing and directing awards, including five Telly awards, two CINE Golden Eagles, a Best Director Award at the New York Independent Film Festival and a Special July Award at Worldfest Houston. In 2011, he received the highly coveted Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. Additional credits include, the award-winning Civil War films Gettysburg, The Boys in Blue and Gray and the docudrama Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny.

The Binghamton University Forum is a membership organization comprised of business, professional and community leaders that brings nationally known authorities to speak at functions throughout the year. For more information, call the Forum office at (607) 777-4390.

Last Updated: 9/17/13