Lectures For Seniors!

Naples / Ft. Myers

Hudak On Hollywood is thrilled to offer a wide variety of lecturers and topics to Naples/Ft. Myers communities. Lecturers are thoroughly vetted and come highly recommended by activities professionals. Most lectures are audiovisual and one hour. Rates vary and are negotiable.

Topics include: Classic Films and Broadway. More topics coming soon!

Hundreds of audiences across the country have enjoyed our humorous and informative talks. Please e-mail dan@hudakonhollywood.com or schedule a call to discuss bringing a lecture to your community.

Dan Hudak

Dan Hudak

Owner / Film Lecturer

Expertise: Classic Films

Available for in-person lectures in: All Markets

Available via Zoom? Yes

To book Dan, e-mail: dan@hudakonhollywood.com

A lifelong film lover, Dan Hudak has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. He has provided film reviews and commentary for WPLG-TV (ABC) Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, ABCNews.com, the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, indieWIRE.com, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, San Francisco Examiner and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

He is the owner of Hudak On Hollywood, Inc., and his popular "Hudak On Hollywood" lectures are given throughout the United States. He is the former chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He studied Film History and Criticism at Bard College and the University of Miami, where he received his M.A. in Film Studies. To give Dan a piece of your mind, e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood.com.

Harriet Heithaus

Harriet Heithaus

Broadway Lecturer

Expertise: Broadway

Available for in-person lectures in: Naples/Ft. Myers

Available via Zoom? No

To book Harriet, e-mail: dan@hudakonhollywood.com

Harriet Howard Heithaus became intrigued with theater from childhood, when her family took her to summer stock musicals and community theaters. She has never lost that love for an affecting melody or a gripping story. That romance did not include appearing onstage, however. She much prefers to write about it and has happily been both music and theater critic at the Naples Daily News, for which she has won a number of Florida Press Club awards, over the last 15 years. Before that, the native Buckeye has worked for newspapers in Ohio and Indiana, where she was a government and political writer who volunteered to review to rock concerts whenever possible. Everyone could see where this was leading.

Mike McGowan

Mike McGowan

Philosophy

Expertise: Philosophy, Religion

Available for in-person lectures in: Naples/Ft. Myers

Available via Zoom? Yes

To book Mike, e-mail: dan@hudakonhollywood.com

Dr. Michael McGowan is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Florida Southwestern State College. He publishes and speaks on the relationship between popular art, ethics, political philosophy, and religion. He earned graduate degrees from Yale University, University of South Florida, and Claremont Graduate University. His latest book is titled, Speaking Words of Wisdom: The Beatles and Religion, published by Penn State University Press in spring 2024. He has also recently contributed chapters to Saturday Night Live and Philosophy as well as The Good Place and Philosophy. His articles have appeared in Christianity Today, the Journal of Religion and Film, the Journal of Human Rights, the Teaching Philosophy journal, and the Teaching Ethics journal, where he also served on the Editorial Board.

Are you ready to bring Hudak On Hollywood to your community?

Please e-mail dan@hudakonhollywood.com for additional information. We look forward to hearing from you!