Hollywood and the MBA – Brett Granstaff, Cambridge MBA 2012, talks about film, financing and Cambridge

May 15, 2015 5:39 am

uocBrett Granstaff, Cambridge MBA 2012, spoke on 8 May to students in the MPhil in Management programme at Cambridge Judge, directed by Allègre Hadida, University Senior Lecturer in Strategy. Brett studied film at New York University (NYU), and in 2008 he founded his own film company, Los Angeles-based Ridgerock Entertainment Group, which has produced seven feature films.

His biggest film to date, Black Mass, which opens in theatres in September 2015, stars Johnny Depp as Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and the $72 million movie co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Sienna Miller and Dakota Johnson, and is directed by Scott Cooper.

Brett took part in the Culture, Arts & Media Management Concentration as part of his MBA studies, which is offered to students in their final term as a specialisation.

Before addressing the MPhil in Management class, Brett discussed how he draws on his Cambridge MBA in the unique world of Hollywood. READ MORE

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