Cinequest 20 Film Juries

Cinequest 20 Film Jury

Cinequest 20 Film Juries

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2010 NARRATIVE FEATURES JURY

NICK REDMAN
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and Gold Record-winning record producer Nick Redman has enjoyed a 14-year relationship with 20th Century-Fox. As consultant to the Fox Music Group’s Classics Division, he has developed and overseen Hollywood’s most comprehensive film music restoration program, personally producing more than 300 albums. In his capacity as a film historian, he has presided over commentaries for dozens of DVDs. As producer and director, he has provided special materials—documentaries and commentaries—for still more DVDs, most recently for Sam Peckinpah’s Legendary Westerns Collection, honored by Entertainment Weekly as the Number One DVD of 2006.Redman’s special interest in the Western genre has given rise to two celebrated documentaries. The Redman-produced The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary, Short Subject, and won Best Documentary Short at the Chicago International Film Festival. And A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne, and The Searchers—written, produced, and directed by Redman—was named Best Documentary at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.Most recently he has produced and directed "Becoming John Ford," a feature documentary detailing Ford's years at Fox, focusing on the renowned director's relationship with studio head, Darryl F. Zanuck.

ZAC REEDER
Zac Reeder is currently partner and co-founder of Circus Road Films, a company that provides strategic advisory services to independent filmmakers and entertainment companies, with an emphasis on the sale of completed films and film financing.  Recently Circus Road Films repped “Bilal’s Stand” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and “I Am Comic” at Slamdance. Zac is former Head of Acquisitions at PorchLight Entertainment and MarVista Entertainment, where for over ten years he acquired distribution rights to over 150 films and television programs. Films acquired by Zac include the successful family film trilogy, "Shiloh", the award-winning "The Blue Butterfly" starring William Hurt, "The Kid & I" directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Tom Arnold, and "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang", which stars Justin Long and was produced by Kevin Spacey and the team behind "Napoleon Dynamite". Zac also acquired and helped arrange financing for the highly-acclaimed film Hunt for Justice: The Louise Arbour Story, which screened at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Earlier in his career Zac ran a full-service film production and distribution company called 4 Corners Entertainment, which produced three films and distributed dozens more, including some international distribution rights to the Academy Award nominated “Hoop Dreams.” Prior to that Zac spent time learning the distribution business at New World International and AIP. Zac is currently on the Advisory Boards of several film festivals and has been a featured speaker at film fests and television markets around the world. Zac holds a BA degree in Psychology from UCLA, where he was also a four-year letterman on the NCAA Division 1 baseball team.

LEILANI AMOUR ARENZANA
Leilani Amour is founder and owner of Heavenly Eyes Productions, Inc. and Makalani Production Media Services, a film/digital production company in the Bay Area, CA. She is an entrepreneur and has held positions ranging from Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Production Designer, Writer, Instructor, as well as a member of Screen Actors Guild since 1996. She has been involved in independent films, major films and TV. Leilani is currently a Producer and an Advisory Board Member for Synoro Media Company. She is also a Vice President, International Department for HBC Media, Inc. Leilani Amour holds several degrees including a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco (Major in Motion Picture/TV/ Video, 2000). She studied Law and also holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science. She worked in Fortune 500 companies as a Computer Network Engineer/Programmer before her major leap to the motion picture industry. She is a member of American Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the International Documentary Department. Leilani Amour is affiliated with many entertainment production companies throughout United States and worldwide. She has produced and directed several documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, corporate and music videos. She has also completed numerous shorts and feature length movie projects including "The Last Nightmare", a feature mystery film, which she co-wrote, produced and directed. Leilani Amour's family and friends, her education, professional experience, creativity, values, cultural background, devotion to her work and passion for life have brought her great success and happiness!




2010 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES JURY

JOEL COLER
Mr. Coler received his BA in Journalism from Syracuse University and immediately entered the USAF where he served as a Captain. On discharge he joined NBC TV Network in New York as a Jr. Executive in the advertising department. After creating his own unique style, he was offered an Account Executive position with Grey Advertising and remained in that capacity for three years. He then was hired by 20th Century to head up the International advertising / publicity department in the New York office, and was moved to their Los Angeles studio in 1971. In mid 1980 he was made a Sr. Vice President overseeing all advertising and publicity which included supervising International marketing on such films as the original Star Wars, Mel Brooks films, The Sound of Music, the Alien package of films, Home Alone, Chariots of Fire and the original Planet of the Apes to name only a few.In 1992, Mr. Coler left Fox to form his own International Marketing Consultant Group, Joel Coler & Friends, with his main office located in Beverly Hills. He and his Creative Director (and daughter) Linda have represented the Oscar nominees from many countries for Best Foreign Language Film, including Secretos del Corazon (Spain) and Armin (Croatia).Mr. Coler is the Director of Public Relations in the United States for the San Sebastian Film Festival. Other accomplishments include films for Largo and Larry Gordon, The Three Tenor Concert in Dodger Stadium, and the worldwide marketing of the youth-oriented action adventure Warriors of Virtue.Mr. Coler is a long-time member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

SVETLANA CVETKO
Svetlana Cvetko was born in the former Yugoslavia and first discovered her passion and talent for photography through the foggy viewfinder of a Zorki-10. It was there that she shot her documentary, No War, which won the Grand Prix du Public at Films de Femmes in 2001.Svetlana has worked as a Director of Photography ever since. Her work on feature films includes: (Untitled), directed by Jonathan Parker, distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and starring Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton and Vinnie Jones; Miss Represenation, directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a feature documentary in production featuring powerful women from Hollywood and politics; Economic Crisis, directed by Charles Ferguson and distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.In addition, she recently wrapped a live-action, CG web series pilot, Freeway, and a collaboration with Allen Daviau on a film starring Dick Van Dyke, using 3ality's 3D system.Svetlana was featured in American Cinematographer magazine August 2008.

DREW TODD



2010 SHORT FILM JURY

KARI NEVIL

ZAKI LISHA

SEAN FRAME