He won a best screenplay Oscar and Golden Globe for 2001’s A Beautiful Mind, and he’s responsible for several blockbuster films, including Paramount’s next wave of Transformers, Micronauts and G.I. Joe movies. However, when Akiva Goldsman boarded WGN America/Sony TV’s Underground as executive producer, it “was personal to me” revealed the producer-screenwriter at our Awardsline Emmy screening. Goldsman details what attracted him to Misha Green and Joe Pokaski’s series in the above clip, while reminding us that the true American heroes are those men and women who ran in the Underground Railroad.
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