37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Lee caplin

Lee Caplin

CEO, Picture Entertainment Corporation

Lee Caplin is Founder and Chairman of Picture Entertainment Corporation, a motion picture, television and theatrical production company that Executive Produced the Sony-Columbia Pictures $115 million Academy Award nominated feature film release, Ali, starring Will Smith.  Executive Producer of the Literary Estate of Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, Mr. Caplin has been a leader in the multimedia and telecommunications industry for over 25 years.  He Co-Founded Penske Media, owner of such iconic entertainment brands as Variety, Rolling Stone, Robb Report, and Women’s Wear Daily; and recently founded the Immersive Studio for Altered Reality (iStar) at Miami’s Florida International University, teaching students how to produce Virtual Reality programming for film and television.

An attorney, entrepreneur, and educator, Mr. Caplin has published over 200 titles of graphic novels and illustrated children’s books; his own book The Business of Art, is a three-time International Best Seller.  He served as the Special Assistant Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts under President Carter, was honored as a Founding Faculty member of California State University’s high tech campus at Monterey Bay in establishing its Telecommunications program.

Mr. Caplin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Duke University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was an Editor of the Virginia Law Review.