In the film Wall Street, Gordon Gekko declares, "Greed is good." But is it? More importantly, what are the ethical dilemmas faced by young and veteran managers who operate within a system that has as its foundation the accumulation of wealth? Those topics and more will be covered on Thurs., Oct. 28, at a special event at Carswell 111 (Annenburg) at the Wake Forest University campus.
Devin Smith, a Wake Forest Schools of Business graduate (left) who is a producer for Brave New Films and the company's business manager, will explore ethical questions inherent in self-interest through a presentation on Ethics and Corporate Greed.
The event will also include a panel discussion with audience participation. Panelists include Business School Professor Charu Raheja (right), Business School Student Andrew Singer, and Political Science Student Austin Shrum.
Smith was also a producer at Robert Greenwald Productions where he co-produced the critically acclaimed documentaries Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism and Uncovered: The War on Iraq. At Brave New Films, he has produced Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price and was the supervising producer on two documentary TV series: The ACLU Freedom Files and The Sierra Club Chronicles.
Smith also oversees the operations and business affairs of Brave New Films and is producing Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers. Prior to producing film and television projects in Los Angeles, Smith founded and operated a graphics company (Ideas to Images) in North Carolina. He also worked for several years for indie film company DownHome Entertainment. He received his BS degree in business from Wake Forest University’s Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. He is also a graduate of the American Film Institute (AFI) where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Motion Picture Producing.The event, set to run from 5-6:30 pm, is sponsored by BEM Professional Development Ethics Series and the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism.