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Hollywood2020 on location Westwood International Film Festival Premiere (link to festival website) by Hollywood2020 blog founder Joyce Schwarz, author & new media expert...Oct 2, 2005.
1262 Westwood Blvd. Westwood, CA ..9/30/05- 10/14/05
The Westwood International Film Festival Features over 120 films in over two weeks...the festival is created by Robert Bucksbaum, owner, The Majestic Crest Theatre. First constructed in 1941 by Frances Seymore Fonda, The crest was originally intended as a showcase for live theatre. Gorgeous wall murals, and celestially correct ceiling starlights based on a photo taken outside San Diego back in 1987. Fore more info call 310-474-7824 or go to the official website link here.
On location on opening day of the Westwood Intl. Film Festival..HEART OF THE BEHOLDER.we caught up with the action including the world premiere of "HEART OF THE BEHOLDER" as the festival catalog explains: "a fantastic new film based on the true story of the first video store owners. After a rough start, business begins to boom as VHS takes off, but then the controversy and protests surrounding Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" takes them on a journey that will test everything they believe in. (Thumbnail photo by celebrity photographer, Mark Valinsky shows The Crest owner Robert Bucksbaum, "HEART OF THE BEHOLDER" producer Darlene Lieblich and Writer, Director Ken Tipton link to www.beholder.com the official film website to buy DVD
HOLLYWOOD2020 Blog founder Joyce Schwarz shown on location at the Westwood International Film Festival with long-time colleague & pal Ken Tipton, writer & director "HEART OF THE BEHOLDER" premiering at The Crest in Westwood of course pictured on opening day, photo by Celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky.
Watch upcoming Hollywood2020 blogs for more info on Joyce Schwarz role in the true life story for Tipton's next film "VIRGIN TERRITORY" . Tipton promises Joyce will be there for the casting of the actress who will portray her in the upcoming film. YEA KEN!!
OTHER CELEBRITIES AT THE WESTWOOD INTL. FILM FESTIVAL:
AdCorp Inc., director Marshall Cook, starring Andy Dick, 12 min short
AdCorp Inc. by Director Marshall Cook (shown left) and starring Andy Dick (right) is shown with Westwood Intl Film Festival founder/creator Robert Bucksbaum on location at The Crest on opening day of the festival.Photo by celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky.
Good news for those who didn't catch it the first time, " AdCorp Inc "will repeat again on Saturday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available. The Westwood Intl Film Festival catalog says that AdCorp Inc's "one of the funniest short's we've ever seen. A comical (starring Andy Dick) look at what might have happened behind closed doors with the think tank team that created the name for the store, Bed, Bath & Beyond."The film was also shown on the opening evening at the festival.
MORE CELEBRITIES.... Danica McKellar..Winnie Cooper from "THE WONDER YEARS" is now all grown up to graduate Summa cum Laude from UCLA and is starting a new career as a filmmaker. She screens 3 short films and discusses he future projects at the Westwood Intl Film Festival. She is shown here at the Festival Launch Party at the W Hotel ...photo by wireimage.
MALCOLM MCDOWELL stops by the Westwood Film Festival on Weds, 10/5/05 to discuss the award winning film "Red Roses and Petrol" directed by Westwood resident Tamar Hoff....the festival program invites you to stop join in for an evening with this living legend and Q&A led by LA WEEKLY film critic FX Feeney. Photo from the film festival program website www.westwoodfilmfestival.com.
FILMMAKER ROBERT M. YOUNG ...at Westwood Intl Film Festival:Also watch for Westwood resident filmmaker, Robert M. Young Cannes Film Festival grand prize winner Young will be a special guest as the festival screens two of his most critically acclaimed films, Alambrista!" and "Triumph of the Spirit" Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. Don't miss this special Q & A......
click on thumbnail to see the names of the premiere, platinum and gold sponsors for the Westwood Intl Film Festival.
KUDOS TO Robert Bucksbaum and his crew for a fabulous program...we'll be back to cover some of the special events and screenings at the festival at one of our favorite theatres in the world "THE MAJESTIC CREST".