Patrick Cunningham | St. Lawrence University Sociology

Patrick Cunningham

Patrick Cunningham
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Co-Owner, Maybach and Cunningham, Paramount Pictures
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I am currently semi-retired, spending three months of the year in Asia. I've worked on over thirty movies and also produced music all over the world in countries like Russia, Malta, Kazackhstan, Ukrain, etc.... I've worked closely with Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Perry, etc...This year my latest film has been selected in The Sundance Film Festival Official Competition 2011. I was the first non Japanese person to win one of the most prestigious awards in Japan, The Tokyo Anime Grand Prix, 2009. As a business consultant I've consulted for the world's largest brands, including Kimberly-Clarke, Marriott, Ford Motor Co., Mercedes-Benz etc...My latest ventures took me underground into the oil and natural gas industries. I feel an understanding of people, and my background in Sociology has contributed to my ability to learn and adapt quickly as an entrepreneur. A Liberal Arts education at St. Lawrence, specifically with a major in Sociology provided me with all the tools I needed to thrive in a competitive global business market.