Activist, Writer, Producer, and Entertainment Attorney
Miles Mogulescu (email@example.com) is an entertainment attorney/business affairs executive, producer, political activist, and writer who has one of the earliest contributors to The Huffington Post, writing hundreds of pieces since 2006. Professionally, he is a former Senior V.P. at MGM. He has recently represented the production, financing and distribution of such films as the Oscar-winning “Whiplash”, “Nightcrawler” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling, and negotiated the terms of a new company with director Robert Rodriquez to produce and finance a slate of films. He has been a lifelong progressive since the age of 12 when his father helped raise money for Dr. Martin Luther King, who was a guest in his home several times. He will never forget the impression which that extraordinary man made on him, which helped lead to a lifelong commitment to social justice. As a college student, he organized sit-ins and other protests at the University of Chicago. More recently, he organized a program on single payer healthcare at the Take Back America Conference, a 2-day conference on Money in Politics at UCLA Law School, and “Made in Cuba”, the largest exhibition of contemporary Cuban art ever held in Southern California. He co-produced and co-directed Union Maids, a film about 3 women union organizers in Chicago in the 1930s and '40s, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. He also produced “Montana” for HBO based on an original screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Larry McMurtry. At the time of the Gulf War, he and music executive Danny Goldberg produced a super-star music video with new lyrics to Give Peace a Chance written by Lenny Kravitz, Yoko Ono, and John Lennon's son, Sean.