21 Feb 2017
How Michael Sheresky Helped Hidden Figures See the LightTopics:
Photo via Vanity Fair
Talent agent Michael Sheresky (MBA 1997) is half of a Hollywood power duo that helped the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures become a box office success. A recent feature in Vanity Fair details how Sheresky and his longtime collaborator Ramses IsHak helped “package” the film, “helping the remarkable, little-known story about a group of black women mathematicians at NASA find the largest possible audience.”
The piece offers a chronology of the path the two took to bring the movie to the masses, as well as their reasoning behind it:
“This could easily have been a great documentary,” IsHak said of the story behind Hidden Figures.“Or it could have been a great $8 million dollar Sundance movie,” Sheresky continued. “But this movie shouldn’t just be for people who go to film festivals; it should be for everybody.”
Hidden Figures is up for three Academy Awards on Sunday night, including Best Picture.
Class of MBA 1997, Section J