Congratulations to our client Gary Weimberg whose documentary My Love Affair with the Brain has enjoyed some recent success! The documentary tells the remarkable story of the renowned Dr. Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.
The film first premiered on PBS on March 9, 2017, and went on to win the Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award for best in-depth science documentary in the world for 2017. It also has received seven awards at various film festivals for best documentary, audience favorite, and even best film in festival.
The film follows Dr. Diamond over a 5-year period, and introduces the viewer to the extraordinary woman and her many scientific accomplishments. In an era when so few women entered the science fields, Dr. Diamond persisted in her research and studies in neuroscience, eventually becoming the first person to perform a scientific analysis of the most famous brain of all time – Albert Einstein’s. As a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Diamond helped launch the internet-education revolution with her “Introduction to Human Anatomy” series on YouTube.
Filmmaker Gary Weimberg shared that “during the six months following the PBS premiere of My Love Affair with the Brain, the online YouTube anatomy lectures by Dr. Diamond jumped 2.6 million views, totaling 4.6 million to date. Which is absolutely amazing, considering that those millions of people must not only have watched the film, but then have been motivated to go online and learn more.”
“What a proud moment for all of us who love the brain!” – Gary Weimberg
Special thanks to New Media Rights alumni Cat Mineo and Mike Flesuras who provided legal services along with New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill.
Weimberg also had this to say about working with New Media Rights:
“Art, and the whole New Media Rights team, were a big part of that success. I truly could never have finished the film without your careful, conscientious, kind, and well informed assistance.”
New Media Rights is proud and grateful to have provided legal services to this film. You can learn more about our services for filmmakers here.