Sloan Projects LLC

To provide co-funding for a theatrical film about Stanley Milgram intended for distribution in all media, including a television broadcast

  • Amount $350,000
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Ted Hope
  • Year 2012
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

The grant provides partial support for the production and release of a feature film on the life and work of social scientist Stanley Milgram, the researcher made famous through a series of shocking experiments that tested individuals' propensity to defer to authority, even when deference entailed the performance of ethically suspect actions. The screenplay, written by Michael Almareyda, will be produced by Ted Hope, producer of In the Bedroom, The Ice Storm, The Brothers McMullen, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Savages and will focus on taking a wider view of Milgram's life and work, placing his obedience experiments in the context of his larger research program and providing a more expansive perspective on his contributions to science and culture. Funds will provide general support, as well as monies to ensure a qualified science advisor to ensure the accuracy of the film's scientific content.

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