BIO: FRANK FITZPATRICK
Frank Fitzpatrick has proven himself to be a creative visionary and committed advocate for transforming the human spirit through music and film. As a multi-platinum selling record producer, Grammy-nominated songwriter, social entrepreneur and award-winning filmmaker, he has created the soundtracks for over two-dozen films, produced countless programs and sold over six million albums. At the heart of his work is the mastery of creativity and maximizing engagement through the technologies of emotion.
A delegate to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship and columnist for the Huffington Post, Fitzpatrick believes it is essential to build a bridge between the worlds of technology, media, and the arts to address humanity’s grand challenges, especially in the areas of education, health and cultural diplomacy. He has presented numerous talks and programs, including keynotes at TEDxSDSU, Singularity University, Shanghai Film Academy, Berlin Film Festival, SXSWedu and TEDxFIAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fitzpatrick was recently honored as a 2013 Ciudad de las Ideas Gifted Citizen for creating the WHY Music Initiative.
As Founder and Director of the non-profit EarthTones, Fitzpatrick focuses on creating programs that make a positive contribution to our world. His experience across the business, social and entertainment sectors allows him to provide organizations with creative solutions and integrated strategies for impacting large audiences. Current EarthTones projects include Amazing – a film partnership between the NBA and Shanghai Film Group with an audience of over 50 million people across China, and WHY Music – a multi-platform social venture designed to help people more effectively harness the power of music to improve learning, creativity and well-being.
In addition to his work with Hollywood successes such as Friday, Jump In!, The Larry Sanders Show, Pirates of Silicon Valley and the billion-dollar Scary Movie franchise, Detroit-born Fitzpatrick has worked extensively in the nonprofit sector and healing arts. His work with musical pioneers like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, K’Naan and Ziggy Marley, as well as other global thought leaders, has further strengthened his commitment to using music and creativity as catalysts for cultivating higher levels of intelligence, adaptability and compassion in the world.