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Wednesday, November 19 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Women Entrepreneurs in Film: An Evening with Distributor Nancy Gerstman of Zeitgeist Films and Filmmaker Pearl Gluck

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Discuss what it takes to be in the film industry for more than 25 years, explore the relationship between filmmakers and their distributors, and screen one of Ms. Gerstman's acquisitions, Divan (2004) a documentary film directed and produced by Film/Video Professor Pearl Gluck.

Ms. Gerstman and her partner, Emily Russo, co founded Zeitgeist films in 1988. Since then, six of their films have been nominated for Academy Awards and one (NOWHERE IN AFRICA) has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Their films have been honored by festivals throughout the world with Grand Prizes at Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and International Documentary Film Festival (IFDA) in Amsterdam.

Divan (2004) is an award-winning documentary which follows the quest for a turn of the century Hungarian couch upon which grand rabbis have slept. The film aired on the Sundance Channel, showed theatrically at New York's Film Forum, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. View the trailer here.

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Nancy Gerstman

Co-president and co-founder, Zeitgeist Films
Co-president and co-founder of Zeitgeist Films. She has worked in all aspects of film distribution and exhibition including a stint at Landmark Theatre Corp., the largest independent theatre chain in the US. She is in demand as a juror, panelist and commentator on issues related to independent and foreign language film and is Permanent Artist-in-Residence in the Master's Program in Media and Communication Arts at CCNY. She was born in Queens... Read More →
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Pearl Gluck

Assistant Professor, Film-Video
A filmmaker with a valuable mix of professional and teaching experience, Pearl Gluck joined the College of Communications faculty in 2014.She previously taught at Ohio University, Indiana University, Emory University and Rutgers University. She has taught courses on screenwriting, production, directing, film criticism, film studies and Jewish studies. She has also conducted independent studies for graduate and undergraduate students, and has... Read More →
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Anne Hoag

Director, Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Associate Professor of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University
Anne Hoag teaches and conducts research in the areas of media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Hoag's research focuses on media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Two recent publications include "Measuring Media Entrepreneurship" in the International Journal on Media Management and "Media Entrepreneurship in the Era of Big Media: Prospects for New Entrants” for the... Read More →
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Ben Schreier

Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies, Penn State
My work is anchored in post-1900 American and Jewish American literature and culture, and the major focus of my current research is an analysis of identity and intellectuality in literature and literary scholarship. I am dedicated to close reading and am ardent in my belief that literary critics need to theorize our reading practices. | | Most recently, I have a new book, The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American... Read More →

Wednesday November 19, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
State Theater 130 W College Ave
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