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The Director's Cut® is a unique Festival, created purely as a vehicle to promote and further the careers of new filmmaking talent as well as create commercial and promotional opportunities for the established members of the film community.
The Director's Cut® is formated as a QUARTERLY Festival where filmmakers may submit their Short Film, Animation, Documentry or Trailer for consideration by The Director's Cut® Committee comprising of noted members of the film community and film educational institutions. We already have support from the Dean of NYU Tisch and the film departments of New School, Columbia and Hunter. Twenty Entries are selected and screened on The Director's Cut® website (www.thedirectorscut.org) for a potential audience of millions to vote for their favorite films as well as being streamed to hand held devices to reach a further demographic. The 10 highest scoring films then make it through to The Director's Cut® Liv e Event where they compete in front of a live Audience and The Director's Cut® Panel of Judges comprising of established and celebrity Directors, Producers, Film Critics, Agents and Actors.
The past judges are listed below.
- Former Executive Vice President to MIRAMAX FILMS.
- Principal Advisor ..to Harvey Weinstein.
- EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on THE HUMAN STAIN.. with Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins.
- Executive in Charge of Production for COLD MOUNTAIN starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Oscar Winner Renee Zellweger...
MATTHEW PLOUFFE (Judge)
- Creative Production Coordinator at FOCUS FEATURES.
- ASSISTANT to FOCUS FEATURES President of Production, John Lyons.
LEE DANIELS/LISA CORTES (Judge)
- EXEC PRODUCER of 2 times Oscar Nominated MONSTERS BALL starring Oscar winner Halle Berry.
- EXEC PRODUCER of Golden Globe winner THE WOODSMAN starring Kevin Bacon.
- DIRECTOR of SHADOW BOXER (to be released) staring Cuba Gooding Jnr.
DEAN WINTERS (Judge)
- ACTOR Law & Order SVU.
- ACTOR OZ.
- ACTOR Rescue Me co-starring with Dennis Leary.
DORIAN MISSICK (Judge)
- ACTOR co star in THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE with Denzel Washington.
- ACTOR co star in LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN (to be released) with Josh Hartnett.
- ACTOR Lead in PREMIUM (to be released '06).
JOHN GILROY (Judge)
- EDITOR of MIRACLE starring KURT RUSSELL.
- EDITOR of SUSPECT ZERO starring Oscar winner SIR BEN KINGSLEY.
- EDITOR of NARC starring RAY LIOTTA .
- EDITOR of BILLY MADISON starring ADAM SANDLER .
- RECURRING GUEST on SUNDANCE NETWORKS original TV series ANATOMY OF A SCENE .
- ACTOR in the ERIC JEROME DICKEY based Play FRIENDS & LOVERS
- ACTOR BROTHER JOE in the Oscar Nominated ALI with WILL SMITH
- ACTOR RUSSELL in WAITING TO EXHALE
- ACTOR KYNETTE in CLIFFHANGER with SYLVESTER STALLONE
NADIA DAJANI (Judge)
- ACTOR REILLY in the upcoming TV series EMILY'S REASONS WHY NOT with HEATHER GRAHAM
- ACTOR NINA KATZ in the HBO Original Series SEX AND THE CITY
- ACTOR in THE WEST WING .
CHARLIE CORWIN (Judge)
- EXEC PRODUCER of HALF NELSON starring RYAN GOSLING.
- PRODUCER of A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS starring ROBERT DOWNEY JR and ROSARIO DAWSON.
- PRODUCER of THE SQUID AND THE WHALE starring JEFF DANIELS, LAURA LINNEY and WILLIAM BALDWIN.
JEFFREY WOLF (Judge)
- DIRECTOR of MAIL ORDER BRIDE, MONSTERS AND TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE.
- EDITOR HOLES, BILLY MADISON, THE MAN starring SAMUEL L. JACKSON AND EUGENE LEVY and SUBWAY STORIES.
ROB STONE (Judge)
- CO-PRODUCER of ON THE OUTS.
- PRODUCER of HOOKED - THE LEGEND OF DEMETRIUS 'HOOK' MITCHELL.
- FOUNDER/CO-PRESIDENT of CORNERSTONE PROMOTION and FADER FILMS.
- CO-PUBLISHER of FADER MAGAZINE.