October 20, 2017

Sloan VP Programs Doron Weber at the ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ – Tribeca 2017

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story' was a Sloan-sponsored story of a singular career in engineering, invention, and Hollywood, which had its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2017.

Susan Sarandon attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival - 'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story' screening at SVA Theater, Manhattan. Photo Splash Magazines.

The Feature documentary ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ directed by Alexandra Dean had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017, SVA Theatre on April 23, 2017, in New York City. It will later have its U.S. broadcast premiere on the American Masters series on PBS.

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Susan Sarandon attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ screening at SVA Theater, Manhattan. Photo Splash Magazines.

The documentary directed by Alexandra Dean, produced by Katherine Drew, Adam Haggiag, and executive produced by Susan Sarandon and Michael Kantor with David Koh and Dan Braun of Submarine as co-producers.

Hedy Lamarr 1938. Photo courtesy of the Everett Collection. Courtesy of Tribeca 2017
Adam Haggiag, Susan Sarandon, Alexandra Dean and Doren Weber attend the ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ Premiere at SVA in New York City. Tribeca 2017. Photo: Splash Magazines

Splash Magazines had an Exclusive interview with  Sloan VP Programs Doron Weber at the Bombshell World Premiere – “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” World Premiere at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Doron Weber is the Vice President and Programs Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He helps the President oversee and improve all aspects of the Foundation’s programs and plays a leadership role in Sloan’s broader philanthropic efforts with the foundation community.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Weber has run the program for the Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics at Sloan, which uses media such as books, radio, television, film, theater, opera and new media to bridge science and the humanities to educate and engage the public.  This seminal program has been recognized with many awards, including the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, “for its innovative use of traditional media, books, radio, public television and its pioneering efforts in theater and commercial television and films to advance public understanding of science and technology.”

TFI and Sloan co-hosted an exclusive panel after the world premiere of the Sloan-supported ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’, a documentary by Director Alexandra Dean, executive produced by Susan Sarandon for Reframed Pictures and Michael Kantor for American Masters Pictures. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has worked for more than a decade to provide development funding for major artistic works including books, plays, screenplay and teleplays, that faithfully depict Lamarr’s extraordinary story, a trans-continental, war-time tale of a glamorous Hollywood actress who was a groundbreaking inventor and helped shape the world we live in but never got her technological due.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ was a Sloan-sponsored story of a singular career in engineering, invention, and Hollywood, which had its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2017.

Yenis Monterrey .-The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has worked for more than a decade to provide development funding for major artistic works including books, plays, screenplay, and teleplays, that faithfully depict Lamarr’s extraordinary story.- How do you feel today at the premiere of the Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story as a recognition and appreciation of her enormous contribution to the world?

Doron Weber.- I have been working on the Hedy Lamarr story for about 17 years which is executive produced by Susan Sarandon and I supported the play and screenplay of Richard Rhodes book.  I have also supported the miniseries about Hedy Lamarr with Diane Kruger. I’m thrilled that we are here today to see this documentary and are supporting a woman was beautiful, smart, and brilliant. We are using Hedy Lamarr’s remarkable invention in our cell phones, wifi, Bluetooth, and communications technology everyday.

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