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Annual Lab

Patricia Riggen

Patrica Riggen

Patricia directed and produced her first feature, UNDER THE SAME MOON (LA MISMA LUNA), which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was quickly acquired for worldwide distribution by Fox Searchlight and The Weinstein Company. Patricia Riggen was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She worked as a creative Executive for the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) Read More

Osama Qashoo

Osama Qashoo

Osama Qashoo grew up in Palestine. He worked as a radio DJ, and studied at Birzit University in Ramallah. He first took up a camera in reaction to the unbelievable scenes around him. He found that soldiers at check points and during curfews behaved differently if they had a camera lens pointed at them. Gradually, Read More

Judy Dennis

Judy Dennis

Judy Dennis (Director) PATRIOTIC, Judy’s first short film as a director and screenwriter, screened at New Directors/ New Films at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and at festivals worldwide. For Televisions, she directed in the final season of HBO’s groundbreaking series OZ. Judy enjoyed nearly three decades as a casting director in the main Read More

Dan Kleinman

Dan Kleinman

American screenwriter Dan Kleinman discovered his interest in filmmaking during his senior year at Princeton University, where he was concentrating in mathematics. Accepted to graduate school in both math and film, he chose film and has never regretted it. The Applicant, a short film that he wrote and directed while a student at New York Read More

Amala Popuri

Amala Popuri

Amala Popuri studied Audiography at Film Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. She is an established production mixer in Mumbai with blockbusters like Ghajini, Saawariya and also well acclaimed films like Amu, Siddhartha – the Prisoner and Doha in her resume. She is also an upcoming sound designer with short films like Chakrawak, the Solitary Read More

Semi Chellas

Semi Chellas

Semi Chellas wrote and executive produce “The Eleventh Hour”, an award-winning television drama about reporters, she has directed several short films that have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and have traveled to Festivals internatio `

Justin Ware

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Justin currently works as a comedy screenwriter, director and performer in LA. His script “American Summer” starring Mathew Lillard and Efren Ramirez and directed by J.B. Roger (American Pie 2). He is cut a swath across the re write recruit and developed project with such Hollywood main stays as MTV Films, Imagine TV, warner Brothers Read More

Jack Amiel

Jack Amiel

For a decade, Jack Amiel, along with his writing partner, Michael Begler, worked constantly on the staff of numerous network sitcoms ”Empty Nest” to “Malcom In The Middle” while also writing Pilots from ABC, FOX, CW, CBS and The WB. Then, in 2000, they made their break in feature with their independent projects before writing Read More

Don McKellar

Don Mckellar

Don McKellar was born in Canada and has a valid career as a writer, director and actor. He was the screenwriter of “Road Kill” and “High Way 61”, and co-writer of “Dance”, “Me Outside”, the Genie award-winning “Thirty Two Short Film about Glenn Gould” and “The Red Violin” (he also appeared in the Latter Two). Read More

Augustin Hatar

Augustin Hatar

Dr. Augustin Hatar is a senior Lecturer at the Institutes of Journalism and Mass communication, The University of Dares Salam, where he teaches Media Theory, Media Criticism and media criticism and media and society. Before moving to the institute, Dr. Hatar taught in Department of Fine and performing Arts of the same university, where he Read More