Morgan Spurlock speech rescheduled for Dec. 8

October 3, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics speech by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has been rescheduled for Dec. 8.

The speech originally was scheduled for Oct. 26.

Spurlock's talk, "Corporate Transparency and the Greatest Movie Ever Sold," will begin at 7 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Free and open to the public, it is presented by the Krannert School of Management and the College of Education's James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship.

Spurlock's first feature-length film, "Super Size Me" about eating fast food, won best directing honors at the Sundance and Edinburgh film festivals and an Academy Award nomination for best feature documentary.

For three seasons, he produced "30 Days," a program on the FX cable channel that dealt with issues such as minimum wage, prison reforms, abortion and gun control.

Spurlock's latest documentary film, "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," is about branding, advertising and product placement.

In August, Spurlock began hosting a new series on Current TV called "50 Documentaries to See Before You Die."

The Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics began in 2003. Speakers chosen from a variety of disciplines discuss business ethics and the role citizens play in corporate ethics. The series provides an overview of the impact of corporate ethics on business, the economy and society as a whole.

Spurlock's talk is sponsored by Purdue Federal Credit Union and Karl and Kathy Krapek.

Ron Shaich, founder and executive chairman of Panera Bread, will appear March 29 as the next speaker in the series.
Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432,

Source: Tim Newton, Krannert School director of external relations and communications, 765-496-7271,

Note to Journalists: Reporters who want to interview Morgan Spurlock should contact Tim Newton, Krannert School director of external relations and communications, at 765-496-7271,