Michael Flaherty - "Chronicles of an Entrepreneurial Leader: From Narnia to Amazing Grace"
Micheal Flaherty was the keynote speaker at the Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference. He delivered an outstanding keynote presentation that was insightful, humorous, self-deprecating and compelling, drawing on clips from some of his films. Michael Flaherty is President and Co-founder of Walden Media, which has financed and produced a number of films, such as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Charlotte's Web, Bridge to Terabithia, Holes, Because of Winn-Dixie, and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D. Walden's mission is to rekindle curiosity and recapture imagination through the development and production of family films and literature. The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of English fantasy films from Walden Media that are based on The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of novels written by C. S. Lewis. The series is considered to be one of the biggest movie franchises around the world due to the legacy of the novels. The first film is the 41st highest-grossing film of all-time. The series has now grossed over $1.5 billion making it the 19th highest-grossing film series of all time.