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  Screen 360 Production Staff and Advisory Board

Katy Kavanaugh, Founder and Artistic Director KATY KAVANAUGH was honored to have served as president for the international juries of The 41st International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin in the Czech Republic and the 24 year-old Kinderfilmfest at the Berlin Film Festival in 2001. Most recently, she was selected to attend the inaugural Talent Campus filmmaking seminars presented by the Berlin Film Festival 2003. Ms. Kavanaugh began her involvement with the international children's market in 1993 when she attended the Berlin Kinderfilmfest. With a Turkmeni film from that festival, some American classics and a Dr. Seuss retrospective, she produced her first program, FILMS FOR PEOPLE 4 AND UP, at the Mill Valley Film Festival. She then went on to coordinate America's most established children's film festival, The Chicago International Children's Film Festival. In 1995, she returned to Mill Valley to establish the CHILDREN'S FILMFEST with more international films from the Kinderfilmfest, film arts workshops, and discussions of the issues in childrenıs media. In addition to her ten years on the production staff of the San Francisco International Film Festival, she has served on selection juries in the category of children's programming for the S.F.I.F.F.'s Golden Gate Awards, the Chicago Film Festival, The Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and The National Educational Film and Video Festival. In 2000, Ms. Kavanaugh returned to the Kinderfilmfest to research the foreign industry perspective of the children's film market in America., discovering that most considered that market to be cornered by one company. She also found that American representation at that 23 year-old world-renown festival was less than could be counted on two hands. She has devoted her production career to increasing awareness of the benefits of diversifying children's programming with international cinema, as well as to challenge the aesthetic of the genre with her own filmmaking. Ms. Kavanaugh was born in San Francisco and received her B.A. from San Francisco State University in Dance. For the past decade, she and her company Catapult Productions, have performed in and produced dance theater, produced film and film series and have painted murals in California, Oregon and Australia. Her current work for screen, FLIEGEN, is an essay about flying in German and English, for children. (www.catapultproductions.net)

Our Producer in charge of Communications, DAVID PETERS is the director of DESIGN FILMS, and a communication advisor to ambitious individuals and organizations. In 1999, he founded DESIGN FILMS to research the achievements of design and film, to celebrate them through public presentations, and to bring these insights to the creation of new human-centered experiences. David has curated programs and produced events about motion design at museums, film festivals, conferences, and schools. His study of the modern history of film titles debuted at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, and has toured around the world. His focus at Exbrook Exchange Inc, the communication company he founded in 1999, is creating strategic business advantage through design. David's clients have included The Ocean Conservancy, Brittanica.com, Barclays Bank, and numerous Silicon Valley enterprises. (www.exbrook.com) David has taught in the graduate program in graphic design at Yale University for three years, and lectured at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as dozens of other institutions and creative associations. A resident of San Francisco since 1996, he and his wife, art director Rhonda Rubinstein, are raising a San Francisco native, one-year old son, Dash. www.designfilms.org

Born in New York and raised in San Francisco, LISA GIGLIO, our Producer in charge of Development, received her BA in Drama from San Francisco State University and her MFA in Directing in Middlesex University in London. Ms. Giglio has received two Best Director awards from the San Francisco Fringe Festival. She teaches Theater at colleges and directs for the stage and opera internationally. Lisa is working with Screen 360 to build relationships with the hometown business community to enable them to participate in the development of Screen 360.

Graphic Designer, Jean-Benoit Levy, known for his poster design throughout Europe, was raised in Switzerland and has carved out a home in San Francisco over the past 12 years and established General Visual, the U.S. branch of his Basel office AND (Trafic Grafic), in Sausalito. Jean-Benoit is providing fresh graphic design and production to communicate the aspirations of Screen 360. (www.and.ch)

Our associate producer, Christina Kung, born in San Francisco, is a graduate of Urban High School and is currently a first-year film student at the University of Miami. She participates on the Youthworks panel of the San Francisco Film Festivalıs Golden Gate Awards. Christina aspires to make film for the childrenıs genre and will assist in the curation and production of Screen 360.

Advisors:
Yannis Adoniou is an award-winning dancer, choreographer and co-artistic director of Kunst-stoff Dance Company in San Francisco. His work in both dance and dance film have given him a prominent place in dance internationally. Yannis is a strong proponent of education in the movement arts and is offering access to groundbreaking dance films for our program. (www.kunst-stoff.org)

Joel Bachar is the co-director of Microcinema International, a media entertainment company specializing in the sourcing, selection, exhibition, distribution and promotion of entertaining media content to microcinemas and alternative venues worldwide. Joels is offering Screen 360 curatorial resources as well as production/publicity expertise. (www.microcinema.com)

Robin Epstein is a Bay Area native and a graduate of San Francisco State who has worked in local broadcasting since1985 and with KQED since 1991. Currently, she works on the public affairs program "This Week in Northern California" and has produced numerous programs including ³Children and Television Violence² with Hilary Rodham Clinton. Robin has been a juror and a jury chair with the Golden Gate Awards competition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, since 1989. Robin is our broadcasting specialist and is directing us to the best choices for making Screen 360 accessible to a greater audience.(www.kqed.org)

Patricia Rogan, is a 41-year veteran of Chicago and San Francisco elementary schools. She was Katy Kavanaughıs sixth grade teacher at St. Agnes School in San Francisco where her creative classroom is legendary. Ms. Rogan is currently the Development Director of T.I.M.E.,raising funds for schools in the Mission District. Ms. Rogan brings to Screen 360 her expertise in education and understanding of the development of young minds. She is serving as a curatorial advisor and our liason with San Francisco schools.

Jennifer Schwartz Arts and entertainment - that is Jennifer's work for the last 18 years. Sheıs worked on the business side for such institutions as the Yale Repertory Theatre, the San Francisco.Film Film Society, and Paramount Pictures. She won an NEA grant to bring the Women's Comedy Show to National Public Radio. She has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is the Executive Director of San Francisco Stage & Film. Jennifer is our specialist in arts business management and is providing direction in this realm. (www.sfstagefilm.org)

Lennart Ström, is a film producer and the director of the 20 year-old Swedish international childrenıs film festival, BUFF, in Malmö, Sweden. Lennartıs association and guidance will offer Screen 360 a vein to the longstanding Nordic tradition of childrenıs film production. (www.buff.nu)

David Yanofsky, is Executive Director of The Just Think Foundation, an established San Francisco NPO dedicated to teaching young people literacy for the 21st century by providing them with the skills to be critical thinkers and creative producers.. He is also the director of the widely broadcast documentary about the emergence of spoken work as a vital form of teenage expression , POETIC LICENSE. (www.justthink.org)


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