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Lance Weiler

Director, Digital Storytelling Lab, and Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Film and Theatre, Columbia School of the Arts

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur, and thought leader. An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. WIRED named him “one of 25 people helping to reinvent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” Always interested in experimenting with new ways to tell stories and engage audiences, Lance has designed experiences that have reached millions of people via theaters, mobile devices, and online. In recognition of these storytelling innovations, Businessweek named Weiler “One of the 18 Who Changed Hollywood.”

He sits on a World Economic Forum steering committee for the future of content creation and is a founding member and director of the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab. In addition, Weiler teaches a course on the art, craft, and business of storytelling in the 21st Century. He is currently developing a slate of film, TV, and gaming projects. For more on Weiler and his work, visit