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H’wood trio in league for Ivy Film Festival

Trio to participate in directors' discussion April 10

Brett Ratner, Wes Craven and James Toback will be among the speakers participating in the 2004 Ivy Film Festival.

Event takes place April 9-11 on the campus of Brown U. Mission of the student-run fest, now in its third year, is to introduce industryites to a new generation of storytellers. Competitive event recognizes films, screenplays and international entries.

While participation was in the past limited to the Ivy League, submissions this year were open to students from all universities at the undergrad and grad level. Entries from film school students were separated into their own category.

Trio of helmers will be on hand to participate in a directors’ discussion April 10. Sked also includes a lecture by “American Splendor” hero Harvey Pekar and a panel with Paramount chief operating officer Robert Friedman, CAA agent Roy Ashton and development exec Matt Siegel from Greenfield Prods. (“The Girl Next Door”).

These guest speakers will also judge the student competitions.

Besides student pics, fest will also screen “Mean Girls,” “The Girl Next Door” and Sundance hit “Super Size Me.”

For info visit Ivyfilmfestival.com.

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