Education for Sustainable Living Program Lecture Series

Featuring Christian McGuigan & Paul Burgis

Wednesday, November 06, 2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Young CS76

Christian McGuigan is currently Director of Social Action Film Campaigns at Participant Media, a Los Angeles-based global entertainment company specializing in socially-relevant documentary and narrative feature films, television, publishing and digital media.  At Participant, Christian is responsible for developing and executing social action campaigns associated with each film with the express goal of driving impact through meaningful social change.  Recent campaigns have addressed issues including mandatory minimum drug laws, freedom of political expression, civic action in the digital age, fair sentencing of youth and hunger in America.  As part of his duties in Social Action, Christian writes and produces original video content for each campaign.

Prior to joining Participant, Christian worked as an independent producer for film, television and commercial projects in New York and Los Angeles and has handled business and legal affairs on numerous feature films. Most recently, Christian produced the short film, Rez, winner of the 2011 NYU Spike Lee Production Fund Award.  Christian earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Dallas and a JD from Chapman University School of Law.

Paul Burgis is the General Manager of Golden Road Brewery, based in Santa Monica.  He graduated from UCSB with a B.A. in Business/Economics and a minor in Philosophy, and received his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.  Previously, Paul has worked for Fortune 500 company Anheuser-Busch.