Anna Marie De La Fuente
Kevin J. Foxe
Mr. Nebrida has worked in numerous capacities in the film industry, and is a veteran of the independent film community both in America and in the Philippines, where he started his movie career as a film critic. Upon graduating from NYU Film School, he first worked at Cinecom (“A Room With A View,” “Matewan”) then was hired in 1990 by Fine Line Features/ New Line Cinema where he moved up the ranks as Executive Director of Marketing and Special Projects until 1999. There he was part of the executive team that oversaw such high-profile films as Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho,” Robert Altman’s “The Player” and “Short Cuts,” Whit Stillman’s “Metropolitan,” the landmark documentary “Hoop Dreams,” ” Mike Leigh’s “Naked,” Atom Egoyan’s “The Sweet Hereafter,” Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry” and the Academy-Award winning “Shine”–officially representing the company at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, as well as international film markets and festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Milan, Los Angeles. From 1995-2000, he was the president and board chairman of Asian Cinevision, the non-profit organization that presents NY’s annual Asian American International Film Festival, the longest running of its kind in America, now on its 34th year. In 1998 and 2000, he was co-curator/ co-programmer (along with New York Film Festival director Richard Peña) of the Filipino Film Retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 1999, he was marketing consultant on the breakthrough indie film “Blair Witch Project,” and in 2000, he wrote and produced the acclaimed indie film “American Adobo,” a commercial success in the U.S. and the Philippines. He also executive-produced “Crying Ladies,” the official Philippine entry in the 2005 Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category. From 2005 until recently, Mr. Nebrida served as executive distribution consultant for Ira Deutchman’s digital company Emerging Pictures.
ANNA MARIE DE LA FUENTE
Anna Marie De La Fuente is Variety’s Bureau Chief and Correspondent for Latin America. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. De La Fuente is a Spanish national who began her career in journalism while living in Madrid. She became the bureau chief for Hollywood Reporter from 1990-1996, at which time she moved to Los Angeles as a freelance media writer. In 1998, she was appointed Latin America bureau chief for Screen International. Ms. De La Fuente has written extensively on the entertainment industry, contributing to the Los Angeles Times, Billboard and Broadcast publications.
KEVIN J. FOXE
For over 25 years, Kevin J. Foxe has been on the forefront of film, TV, web, and interactive media. He has produced many award winning projects, including, the record holder for most profitable feature film, “The Blair Witch Project”, the Sundance Documentary Audience award-winning “How to Draw a Bunny,” and the PBS television show “Ancestors.” He co-founded—as its vice chair—the Producers Guild New Media Council over ten years ago, when new media was still “new,” and has been on the board of a number of groundbreaking new media companies including Eveo, Videoegg, Zoom Culture, Streamsearch, Manyone, and Newscollective. He is very active in environmental and humanity causes, working on software development and new media with the volunteer organizations, Hands On, and Americorps, and consulting for Digital Earth, Earth Portal, Zero Footprint and others. He’s worked closely with a number of notable filmmakers including Robert Benton, Federico Fellini, Al Pacino, Bob Fosse, Milos Forman, and David Mamet, among others. In the new media space, he has worked on numerous projects with many luminaries in that space, including Doug Rushkoff, Larry Sanger, Jimmy Wales, Larry Lessig, Jason Calacanis, Steven Starr, and many others. He currently lives in South Pasadena, California, with his children, Wyatt, Auden and Zoë, and doing all he possibly can to leave behind a better world for them.
Educated at New York University (where he studied film and archaeology) and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (where he studied acting and directing), Steve Grenyo went on to pursue a career in film, TV and video production. He joined the team of Remington Satellite Systems, where he produced and directed-between stints as cameraman and sound engineer-corporate videos for Cunard Cruise Lines, Hilton Hotel, and various government tourist offices, such as those of Egypt and India. In the 80s, he left production to join the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he managed the press office of The NY Film Festival and the New Directors/New Films series, co-sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art. In the early 90s, he moved from Lincoln Center to Film Forum, NY City’s premiere art house for independent films, to become its Associate Director of Publicity. After four years, Grenyo decided to move on and produce, direct, and act as on-air host for “Channel Surfing USA,” a weekly entertainment cable show seen on Manhattan’s public access channel as well as its affiliates in LA, San Diego, and Europe (including Sweden and Germany). In 1998, Grenyo returned to film to become V-P of Marketing at Unapix Films. In 2000, he went back to the Film Society of Lincoln Center where he acted as Associate Director of Marketing until recently. Today, when not producing TV shows or movies, he freelances as a financial adviser specializing in socially responsible investments.
Andamion Murataj is an Albanian filmmaker who has been working as a writer and cinematographer in New York for past 12 years. His last work, the feature film “The Forgiveness of Blood,” was honored with a Silver Bear for the Best Screenplay (co-written with Joshua Marston of the Oscar-nominated “Maria Full of Grace”) at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011. As a cinematographer he has shot many feature and documentary films, among them the PBS documentary “Children Will Listen.” His films have won top prizes at the Tirana International Film Festival, Syracuse International Film Festival, Park City Music Film Festival, and American Vision Media Festival. Mr. Murataj received an MFA in Film from American University (Washington, DC).