Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Vice President of The Film Posse, Randall MacLowry ’86 was instrumental—as director, editor, coproducer and cowriter—in creating Silicon Valley, a documentary for the PBS history series, American Experience. A Wall Street Journal review lauds the work for “remind[ing] viewers what really fueled Silicon Valley:”
“Many regions try to emulate Silicon Valley as a crucible for startups. They might gain some insights from a new TV documentary about the mavericks who helped forge its entrepreneurial culture, and what would become a path for later giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook.
“The show, which premieres on Feb. 5, is part of the PBS history series, the American Experience, and is simply called ‘Silicon Valley.’ It focuses largely on chip pioneer Robert Noyce and the 1957 formation of Fairchild Semiconductor, whose inventions not only changed electronics but became a prototype for today’s tech startups.
“This would seem like familiar history. But the documentary—which is directed by Randall MacLowry and leans heavily on Noyce biographer Leslie Berlin and veteran Valley author Michael Malone—highlights historical factors and personalities that are often overlooked.”
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