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What is creativity? The question has long fascinated movie maven Brian Koppelman (Rounders, The Illusionist, Ocean's 13).

On his Grantland podcast "The Moment," he has interviewed creative geniuses like Seth Meyers, Mario Batali and David Steinberg about how and why they do what they do. In Creative Spark at 92Y, Koppelman’s interviews come to stage as he investigates the process, ritual, habit and magic of the creative mind with brilliant writers and artists from the worlds of film, television, books and art.

In this first event of a series, discover what Larry Wilmore, future host of "The Minority Report" on Comedy Central, has to say about that elusive spark.


Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.


This series is in partnership with Writers Guild of America, East.


Brief Bios

Filmmaker Brian Koppelman has co-written, directed or produced 10 feature films, including Rounders, Solitary Man, Ocean's Thirteen and The Illusionist. Koppelman is also an essayist who is a regular contributor to Grantland. His six second screenwriting lessons on Vine have generated over 20 million views and have been been featured in The New Yorker. His Grantland Podcast "The Moment," is one of the most downloaded tv/film podcasts in the iTunes store. Koppelman and his wife, novelist Amy Koppelman, have two children and live in New York.

Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore has been a TV producer, actor, comedian and writer for more than 20 years. He will next be seen as the host of "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore," set to premiere on Comedy Central in January 2015. He currently serves as executive producer and showrunner of the upcoming ABC comedy "Black-ish."

Wilmore is best known for hosting his own Showtime “town hall”-style comedy specials, "Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion & Sex," and for his many memorable appearances as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He has written for "In Living Color," "The PJ’s" (which he co-created), "The Office" (on which he has appeared as Mr. Brown, the diversity consultant) and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." He also served as creator, writer and executive producer of "The Bernie Mac Show," earning him a 2002 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a 2001 Peabody Award.

Wilmore released his first book, I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts, in January 2009.

He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and New York.

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