From Bosom Buddies
Joel Zwick's career as a film, theater and television director has spanned several decades.
While he's best recognized for directing My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the highest grossing romantic comedy of all-time, Zwick has also directed episodes of several iconic television series from the '70s and '80s, including Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Bosom Buddies and Full House among hundreds of episodes of other shows. On- and off-Broadway productions include Dance With Me (for which he earned a Tony nomination), Shenandoah (Broadway national tour), Oklahoma (national tour) and Cold Storage (American Place Theater).
Tonight (Sept. 29), Zwick speaks at CalArts' on A Life in the Creative Arts, an event presented by CalArts Office of International Relations and the CultureHub initiative. Seating for the program is extremely limited, but the lecture will be streamed live for audiences.
The CultureHub project was created to further develop the long-standing relationship between the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea and the New York-based experimental theater company La MaMa e.t.c. Earlier this year, Culturehub L.A. was established in cooperation with CalArts, giving Southern California artists an even broader global audience.
Each of the hubs are mirrored spaces—Telepresence Studios—linked through digital technology and virtual space. Through collaborative projects, the project's goal is to create an international hub for artists, scholars, innovators and students to exchange ideas and share work that can be duplicated on a global scale.