BU to host businessman, film producer Robert May

For Immediate Release

Date:  February 27, 2006


BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host the executive producer of the Oscar-winning film, “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons for the Life of Robert S. McNamara” Friday, March 3. Robert May will speak about entrepreneurship in Warren Student Services Center’s Hudock Auditorium at 2 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Before entering the film industry, May founded Automatic Detection Systems and was president of Triple A Protection, an alarm monitoring company, for 17 years. May remained chief operating officer of Triple A after the company was acquired by Response USA. He coordinated details of the sale when the consolidated security firm was transferred to Vector Security.

May founded SenArt Films in 2000 and has produced a series of successful films. “The Fog of War” won an Oscar in 2003 for best documentary; “The Station Agent” won the audience award in 2003 at the Sundance Film Festival and an acting award for the main actress, Patricia Clarkson. “Bonneville,” May’s most recent production, is a feature film currently in post-production and stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen. 

May advises film investors to know as much as possible about the project they are supporting, including the script. In a January 2005 U.S. News and World Report interview, he said, “Although you may not recognize a good script, you can usually spot a bad one. A great script can still end up as a bad movie, but a bad script will never become a good movie.”

For information on May’s March 3 lecture, contact Monica Favia, marketing instructor, at (570) 389-4389.


Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.