Cofounder of the Tribeca Film Festival and The New York Times Best-Selling Author - Craig Hatkoff
Episode 169, Craig Hatkoff
Craig Hatkoff is a Co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, along with Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, launched after September 11th to help revitalize lower Manhattan. In 2009 he created the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards in collaboration with Professor Clayton Christensen (The Innovators Dilemma), father of Disruptive Innovation Theory. Messrs. Christensen and Hatkoff co-founded the Disruptor Foundation in 2009. Hatkoff is a serial entrepreneur and a best-selling childrens author, along with his two daughters. Scholastic Books has published nine non-fiction childrens books by the Hatkoffs including the New York Times #1 best-seller Owen and Mzee, Knut and Winter's Tail. He sits on the boards of 15 public, private and non-profit organizations.
Craig Hatkoff is a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival along with Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. The largest film festival in North America, the festival was created immediately following the events of September 11th to help revitalize lower Manhattan. In 2010, Craig created and curates the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards in collaboration with Professor Clayton Christensen [with whom he is Co-founder of the Disruptor Foundation] Craig is Chairman of Turtle Pond Publications LLC, a private entertainment and media based company. He is on the Board of Directors of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Sesame Workshop, Dr. Richard Leakey’s WildlifeDirect, The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the Child Mind Institute, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a Director of two NYSE companies, Taubman Centers Inc. and SL Green Realty Corporation. In addition, he has co-authored with his young daughters a best-selling series of children's books including the New York Times #1 best-selling Owen and Mzee. Craig graduated from Colgate University'76 and received his MBA from Columbia University '78. where he was an adjunct professor at the business school for five years. Craig resides in New York City with his wife Jane Rosenthal and their two daughters.