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Rick Loverd

Program Director, National Academy of Sciences

Rick Loverd is the director of The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences. The program’s mission is to connect scientists, engineers and doctors with Hollywood writers, producers, directors and actors with the view of helping to ensure accurate portrayal of science in film, on television and in other entertainment outlets. Launched in November 2008, the Exchange has helped filmmakers on about 700 films and television programs, including Iron Man 2, Thor, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Star Trek: Into the Darkness, Lost, Fringe, Green Lantern, Castle, Bourne: Legacy, The Good Wife, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In addition to his work with The Exchange, Rick also has eight years of entertainment industry experience including positions on the television series Friday Night Lights on NBC and Boston Public on FOX, and at talent agency Creative Artists Agency.

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