On June 8th, CreativeFuture and the Creative Rights Caucus – in conjunction with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) – visited Washington, D.C. to present “Anatomy of a Movie: From Script to Screen.”

The featured guest panel included some of the team behind Best Picture Oscar®-winner Spotlight. The panel was invited to Capitol Hill to speak to government officials and their staffs about the filmmaking process from the moment an idea is born to when a film is released in theaters.

Speakers included Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, the producers behind the award-winning film. Ben Bradlee Jr. and Mike Rezendes of The Boston Globe, whose work on breaking the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal is featured in the film. Actor John Slattery, who portrays Ben Bradlee Jr. in Spotlight; Stephen H. Carter, the film’s production designer; and Liz Biber, Executive Vice President of Publicity for Open Road Films, also participated.

The panelists were introduced by Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Judy Chu and Rep. Doug Collins and also gave the closing remarks. The discussion was moderated by CreativeFuture CEO Ruth Vitale.

Here are some highlights from the event: