LA Shorts Fest



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Sandra Oh: Actress
Cast: Grey's Anatomy, Sideways, Under the Tuscan Sun, Hard Candy.
Winner of Golden Globe Awards for best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, 4 Emmy Nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Though Sandra has appeared in many unseen short films, one of her more recent ventures "Kind of a Blur" directed by her friend Jon, was screened at LA Shorts Fest in 2005. Sandra loves many short things: short walks, short skirts, short airplane rides and above all, short films. She thanks LA Shorts Fest for this opportunity.
 
Andrew Reimer: Sr. VP of Acquisitions and Productions for HBO
Andy Reimer has been involved in film production, acquisition and distribution for over 20 years, most recently as Sr. VP Production and Acquisition for HBO Video.  Previous positions include President at DEJ Productions, and Sr. VP Acquisition at First Look Studios.  He has also worked for Lions Gate Entertainment and Warner Bros.  Credits include Executive Producer: “Crash”, “The Matador”, “Peaceful Warrior” and othersAs an executive, he has been involved in the production and acquisition of over 300 independent films.
 
David Bossert: Creative Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios
David A. Bossert has been with the Walt Disney Company for more than 24 years. His film work includes The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Fantasia 2000 and the Academy Award-nominated shorts Runaway Brain, Destino and Lorenzo. Over the years he has served as a Producer, Director, Associate Producer, Artistic Coordinator, and Visual Effects Supervisor on various films.
 
Alex Meenehan: Creative Executive at Smoke House
Smoke House is George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s production company, and Alex has been with the company since its inception in August ’06.  She graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and remains active in the alumni community. 
 
Seth Cohen:  Director of Development for Comedy Central
Seth joined Comedy Central in 2006 and has developed shows there with Nick Swardson, Bobby Lee and JoKoy.  Prior to joining Comedy Central he worked at DreamWorks Television.
 
J. Sikura: Director of Development at The Robert Evans Company
Mr. Sikura handles motion picture development for legendary producer Robert Evans, who’s past films include The Godfather, Chinatown, The Saint, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The company carries a first-look production deal with Paramount Pictures.
 
Susan King: Staff writer for the Los Angeles Times
Since 1990, she’s written about television, film, theater and DVD/video for the Times. Previously, she toiled a decade at the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Her first movie crush was James Cagney in “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
 
 
 
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