The Truth of Non-Fiction
WIFD presents a master panel of documentarians who get their films made and distributed. Hear about the documentary process from concept to distribution. These filmmakers have their films with outlets like HBO, Netflix, PBS and more.
Find out what it takes to get your doc made and in front of an audience.
Thursday, February 26
6:30p - Doors Open
7-8:15p - Program
8:15-9p - Mix & Mingle
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Addison, TX 75001
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KATE LACEY: Kate Lacey was an actress before taking a position as assistant to Marion Dougherty at Warner Brothers Studio in the feature film casting department. Upon Marion's retirement Kate moved on to The Walt Disney Company. She became Manager of Feature Film Casting for Walt Disney and Touchstone Pictures. She was also a Casting Director on films such as “Stick It,” starring Jeff Bridges. Lacey left casting to go back to acting. She has booked numerous roles in film and television and is currently head of the professional program for the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City, teaching actors the business of acting and auditioning. Lacey is now an Emmy nominated producer for the acclaimed and award winning HBO documentary “Casting By” which had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and tells the story of her first boss Marion Dougherty and the casting profession. She is currently in post production on the documentary “Thank You For Your Service” and pre-production on the independent feature “Beard’s Creek” shooting this summer. She graduated with a BFA in Acting from Emerson College.
EUGENE MARTIN: Eugene is a filmmaker whose work looks intimately at issues of youth and social justice. He has directed nine feature films. Martin is a member of the Directors Guild of America. His work has aired on national PBS, The Sundance Channel, and the BBC. His films have been screened at the Directors Guild of America, the National Gallery of Art, and at more than 100 film festivals internationally.
CYNTHIA SALZMAN MONDELL: Cynthia Salzman Mondell is an award-winning filmmaker who believes that films can make a difference in people's lives. She has partnered with Allen Mondell for most of her work. Together they have made over 40 films including the 6 films about the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy for the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Sisters of '77 the story about how a government funded women's political conference set the agenda for the Second wave of feminism with Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Ann Richards. THE MONSTER AMONG US, a film about the rise of anti-semitism in Europe. She has won two Lone Star Emmys and was honored with Women in Film’s Topaz Achievement Award. She is one of the founders and past president of Women In Film Dallas. Currently she is working on a film, SOLE SISTERS and a play, SHOE CONFESSIONS about women’s relationships with their shoes. www.solesistersfilm.com and www.mediaprojects.org