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Lawrence Bender

The Courage to Act

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Lawrence Bender

We should never abandon the democratic process. We need to vote and make every one of our votes at the local, state and federal level a vote for reduced carbon emissions and a sustainable future.

Lawrence Bender, Linkin Park, Henry Waxman Honored With UCLA Environmental Excellence Award

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Linkin Park was honored for raising more than $6 million for disaster relief and environmental programs through Music for Relief, an organization the band created in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

"An Inconvenient Truth" Producer Lawrence Bender on HuffPost Live: Time to Double Down on Confronting Climate Change

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Until now, city planners, advisors, leaders and residents have been unable to properly estimate and prepare for anticipated changes in the climate. In response, researchers at UCLA down-scaled over 20 global climate models to better understand the local impacts of a changing climate.

PHOTOS: Celebs Raise $500K To Help UCLA Save The Environment

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Celebrities including Owen Wilson, Quincy Jones, Lana Del Rey, Jared Leto, Lawrence Bender and Vicci Martinez, a finalist from "The Voice," gathered i...

Producer Lawrence Bender on Countdown to Zero (AUDIO)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

The world is going to end. We've heard it all before but in producer, Lawrence Bender's riveting new documentary, Countdown to Zero, it offers a sol...

The Nuclear [Movie] Renaissance, or: Bad Idea, James Cameron

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rizwan Ladha

I'm noticing what might be a curious trend lately in Hollywood: movies are being made about nuclear weapons again.

ReThink Review: Countdown to Zero -- How I Learned to Start Worrying

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

America's willingness to use nuclear weapons poses one of the globe's biggest threats. As Countdown to Zero illustrates, it's time we take that threat off the table.

ReThink Interview: Lawrence Bender and Lucy Walker on Countdown to Zero and Nuclear Weapons

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why are nuclear weapons so far off our collective radars when they retain the potential to extinguish millions of lives -- if not all life on the planet -- in mere minutes?

No Nukes Is Good Nukes: Valerie Plame Wilson on Countdown to Zero

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Countdown to Zero focuses on half a dozen reasons to be scared out of our wits about nukes, ranging from terrorists getting their hands on the raw materials to an accidental launch.

'Countdown To Zero' Urges Lowering The Number Of World's Nukes...To Zero

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Do you know how many nuclear weapons there are in the world? What about the nations that have them? Further...how are those nukes protected? These are...

3-2-1 and the Social Change Film Forum at Harvard

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Boyce

At the inaugural Gleitsman Social Change Film Forum where "Countdown To Zero" was shown, the question was simple "Can film change the world?" I think the answer is clearly yes.

Watching Inglourious Basterds In A Room Full of Jews

The Candler Blog | Jonathan Poritsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Dr. Kalmanofsky, no stranger to Judeo-Chrisitian-pop deconstruction, opened the discussion with some fascinating points about the concept of the reven...

Remembering David Carradine

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lawrence Bender

One of the most wonderful memories I have of David is from the first day of training for Kill Bill. Watching him practice with his sword, and I couldn't help but think: I'm watching the TV show Kung Fu... only live and in person!

The Biggest Announcement of My Life

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jason Pollock

I have never made an announcement like this in all my 27 years on this planet. My film, The Youngest Candidate, will have its world premier during the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Israelis Sending Word To U.S. Jews: We Prefer Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Israelis across the political spectrum, from leftwing actors to retired spy chiefs and generals, are challenging the conventional wisdom that a Republican hawk in the White House would be in their best interests. Their weapon of choice? Online video.

Fashionably Politic - Team Nanette Lepore/The Creative Coalition

Paige Donner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paige Donner

Nanette Lepore began her dress design company in 1992 with $5000, a degree from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and a dream. Her gross sal...