LA Shorts Fest


 

Jury


Stephen Lang 
Actor
Stephen Lang has spent years building a distinguished career on the stage, TV and in film. He recently finished production on director Marcus Nispel's “Conan the Barbarian” and he will also be seen this fall in FOX’s new adventure series “Terra Nova.” In 2009, Lang starred as Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron's epic “Avatar.” Lang’s other film roles include his performance as General “Stonewall” Jackson in “Gods and Generals.”
 

Liev Schreiber
Actor/Director/Writer/Producer
Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber's recently starred opposite Angelina Jolie in “Salt,” and his past feature credits include “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Defiance,” “Hamlet,” and the “Scream” trilogy. His portrayal of Orson Welles in “RKO 281” brought Schreiber Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2005, Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with “Everything is Illuminated.” The fim was named one of the year's 10 Best by the National Board of Review.
 

Lynette Howell
Producer/Principal of Silverwood Films
Lynette Howell most recently produced “Blue Valentine,” which premiered at the 2010 Sundance, Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. Lynette’s previous films include “Half Nelson,” starring Ryan Gosling in a performance which garnered him a Best Actor Oscar nomination, “Stephanie Daley,” “The Passage” and “Phoebe in Wonderland.”  In 2007 Lynette was named in Variety’s “Ten Producers to Watch” list. 
 

Ashley Miller
Writer/Producer 
Ashley Miller is one of the screenwriters of “X-Men: First Class” and “Thor”.  He has written and produced many episodes of “Fringe,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Andromeda”. He and his writing partner, Zach Stentz, were also writers on 2003’s “Agent Cody Banks.”
 
 
Ben Tierney
Creative Executive of Infinitum Nihil
Ben Tierney is a Creative Executive at Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil. Ben has directed music videos, TV promos, and a season of the comedy TV show “The Kate and Julia Show.”  Ben is also a published photographer. Infinitum Nihil’s future projects include “The Rum Diary,” starring Johnny Depp, “Hugo Cabret,” directed by Martin Scorsese and “Dark Shadows,” directed by Tim Burton.
 

Jason Burns
Agent/Partner at United Talent Agency 
Jason Burns is a partner at United Talent Agency in their Motion Picture Literary department.  Among his clients are Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “30 Mins or Less”), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”) and Scott Z. Burns (“Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Informant”).
 
 
 
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