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Roman Coppola is a director, screenwriter, producer, and inventor. Growing up in the world of filmmaking, Coppola earned his stripes by wearing all hats available on set, from sound recording to cinematography, to writing, directing, producing, even acting, and earned his first BAFTA nomination as visual effects director on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

In addition to writing, directing and producing feature films CQ and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Coppola has played an integral part in many other film projects, including second unit work, producing, and cowriting with frequent collaborators Sofia Coppola on such projects as On the Rocks, Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides and with Wes Anderson on projects including Isle of Dogs, the upcoming The French Dispatch, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Moonrise Kingdom, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Coppola is also president of pioneering independent production company American Zoetrope, earning him producing credits on the aforementioned Sofia Coppola projects, as well as many other films including Walter Salles’ Cannes Palme d’Or nominated On the Road.

In addition to feature film work, Coppola is the founder and owner of award- winning commercial and music video production company The Directors Bureau. Through The Directors Bureau, Coppola has directed countless iconic music videos for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Air, The Strokes and Phoenix. For the now-legendary Fatboy Slim Praise You video, Coppola has 3 MTV VMAs, and his stream-of-consciousness video for Phoenix’s Funky Squaredance now lives in the permanent collection at the MoMa.

Coppola is also no stranger to television, winning a Golden Globe Award as co-creator of Mozart in the Jungle. Additionally, Coppola has directed numerous television specials including The Strokes: MTV $2 Bill, the Emmy-nominated A Very Murray Christmas, Arcade Fire’s Saturday Night Live special Here Comes the Night Time, and Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.

As an inventor, Coppola has many creations under his belt including an inflatable film enclosure Photobubble, colorful, high-quality tote bags from Pacific Tote Company, and a stream-lined communication app which will be announced soon.

Currently, Coppola continues his work on various startup projects including a blockchain-based film community, several short-form projects in development, as well as a feature film with Wes Anderson, and a feature film of his own.

 

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Let Intuition Be Your Creative Guide

Roman Coppola uses his experience as a jack-of-all-trades creative and master storyteller to share his insights into creativity and innovation. Coppola shares the lessons he's learned over the course of his career, including letting your intuition guide your creative process, beginner mistakes to wa ...

Roman Coppola uses his experience as a jack-of-all-trades creative and master storyteller to share his insights into creativity and innovation. Coppola shares the lessons he's learned over the course of his career, including letting your intuition guide your creative process, beginner mistakes to watch out for, and collaborating with others. He also offers his knowledge about working with the tools at your disposal to create something new, and makes the case that embracing limited resources can actually be a source of creative power - you don’t need lots of resources to create something great.

Filmmaking and Family

Along with many family members involved in the field, Coppola grew up in filmmaking with his father, Francis Ford Coppola. Drawing on his experiences with his family, Coppola knows all about multi-generational teams working together and drawing inspiration from unlikely collaborators that ultimately ...

Along with many family members involved in the field, Coppola grew up in filmmaking with his father, Francis Ford Coppola. Drawing on his experiences with his family, Coppola knows all about multi-generational teams working together and drawing inspiration from unlikely collaborators that ultimately stimulate "outside the box" work. Coppola shares his intriguing story of growing up in filmmaking, the virtues of the apprenticeship system, his family’s wine business, and his journey to where he is today.

A Masterclass in Storytelling

A jack-of-all-trades creative, Coppola has worked professionally in every field of the art, including music videos, commercials, short films, screenplays, television, and cinema, using both new and classic tools. Through his range of experiences, he has become a true storyteller and creativity maste ...

A jack-of-all-trades creative, Coppola has worked professionally in every field of the art, including music videos, commercials, short films, screenplays, television, and cinema, using both new and classic tools. Through his range of experiences, he has become a true storyteller and creativity master. In his talks, Coppola shares excerpts from his work in a multimedia presentation and teaches audiences how to harness their creativity to succeed and evolve in any medium, with any tools.

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Roman Coppola is a director, screenwriter, producer, and inventor. Growing up in the world of filmmaking, Coppola earned his stripes by wearing all hats available on set, from sound recording to cinematography, to writing, directing, producing, even acting, and earned his first BAFTA nomination as visual effects director on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

In addition to writing, directing and producing feature films CQ and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Coppola has played an integral part in many other film projects, including second unit work, producing, and cowriting with frequent collaborators Sofia Coppola on such projects as On the Rocks, Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides and with Wes Anderson on projects including Isle of Dogs, the upcoming The French Dispatch, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Moonrise Kingdom, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Coppola is also president of pioneering independent production company American Zoetrope, earning him producing credits on the aforementioned Sofia Coppola projects, as well as many other films including Walter Salles’ Cannes Palme d’Or nominated On the Road.

In addition to feature film work, Coppola is the founder and owner of award- winning commercial and music video production company The Directors Bureau. Through The Directors Bureau, Coppola has directed countless iconic music videos for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Air, The Strokes and Phoenix. For the now-legendary Fatboy Slim Praise You video, Coppola has 3 MTV VMAs, and his stream-of-consciousness video for Phoenix’s Funky Squaredance now lives in the permanent collection at the MoMa.

Coppola is also no stranger to television, winning a Golden Globe Award as co-creator of Mozart in the Jungle. Additionally, Coppola has directed numerous television specials including The Strokes: MTV $2 Bill, the Emmy-nominated A Very Murray Christmas, Arcade Fire’s Saturday Night Live special Here Comes the Night Time, and Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.

As an inventor, Coppola has many creations under his belt including an inflatable film enclosure Photobubble, colorful, high-quality tote bags from Pacific Tote Company, and a stream-lined communication app which will be announced soon.

Currently, Coppola continues his work on various startup projects including a blockchain-based film community, several short-form projects in development, as well as a feature film with Wes Anderson, and a feature film of his own.