Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Hot Picks
American Culture & Issues
Capitalism & Big Business
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jed Rothstein
Producer(s):Ross Dinerstein
Executive Producer(s):Michael Cho
Travis Collins
Rebecca Evans
Ross Girard
Kyle Kramer
Randall Lane
Tim Lee
Danni Maynard
Jed Rothstein
Editor(s):Samuel Nalband
Cinematography:Wolfgang Held


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Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management: Hear from notable subjects and experts on issues featured in the film.

Big Ideas Q&A
Join the director Jed Rothstein, as well as subject and Wall Street Journal reporter Maureen Farrell and subject and former WeWork employee Megan Mallow, for a provocative discussion about the community-centric, people-first ideal that sent the little co-working venture sky-rocketing into unicorn investment territory—and what was really going on behind the scenes. Hosted by producer, host and technology columnist Takara Small.
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About the film
How did the idea of sharing office space snowball into a 47-billion-dollar corporate valuation and one of Wall Street's most infamous flameouts? WeWork CEO Adam Neumann spread his message of harnessing collective business energy to a willing millennial crowd so spectacularly, his hippie spin on what was essentially a real estate start-up attracted a messianic following. Scores of celebrities, interns and kombucha-swilling entrepreneurs gladly handed over their money, but where were the grown-ups? In this post–prime mortgage era, how could the world's most powerful powerbrokers be fleeced again? And how could Neumann walk away from his IPO dumpster fire unscathed and a billionaire? Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Jed Rothstein (Killing in the Name, The China Hustle) assembles WeWork insiders, financial analysts and key journalists to explain the unbelievably bombastic rise and fall of an investment unicorn. Myrocia Watamaniuk

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