Paul Lazarus

Paul Lazarus

Paul Lazarus

BA, Williams College

JD, Yale University Law School

Paul Lazarus has served as Head of Production for three studios; worked as a motion picture talent agent; and practiced law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (specializing in intellectual property). He produced seven feature films, including HANOVER STREET, CAPRICORN ONE and WESTWORLD (now being “reimagined” by HBO as a limited television series). He has also served as Film Commissioner for New Mexico, chaired the Motion Picture Department at the University of Miami, and written two books about producing in the entertainment industry.


  • Outstanding Science Fiction Award presented by Science Fiction Writers Of America for WESTWORLD.
  • Two films selected in Entertainment Magazine’s Top 100 films of all time (WESTWORLD and CAPRICORN ONE).

Teaching Philosophy

“Working interactively with students to encourage their creative thinking based on an understanding of the material presented. As that pertains to the entertainment industry, comprehending the inevitable tension between art and money.”

Courses Taught

Business of Film, Television, and Emergent Media


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