NEWS / Monterey County Film Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / April 24, 2012
Contact: Karen Nordstrand, 831-646-0910 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Commission collaborates with Steinbeck Festival for panel: “Books, Films & Art That Have Changed Your Life”
The 2012 Steinbeck Festival May 3 to 6, will focus on the way literature, film and music tell our stories, with the theme: “A Voice—What Can a Voice Change? Everything!” The festival will highlight, among others, the voices of John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie, but will also extend beyond them to other writers, filmmakers, musicians and artists.
On Saturday, May 5, the Monterey County Film Commission is collaborating with the National Steinbeck Center, presenting a panel discussion: “Books, Films & Art That Have Changed Your Life.” It will be held at 11 a.m. at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Tickets for the individual panel are $15/$10 for members of Reel Friends of the Film Commission or National Steinbeck Center.
Author David Wild will be leading the discussion. Wild is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, is an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer, and is also a popular blogger for Huffington Post. His best-selling books include He Is…I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond; Friends: The Official Companion; The Showrunners; Friends: ‘Til the End; and Diary of a Player.
Enid Baxter Blader, whose artworks have shown internationally at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Sundance; and many more. Blader was included in the Getty Museum’s retrospective California Video, 1960—present. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Artreviews and others. She is department chair of Teledramatic Arts and Technology at Cal State University, Monterey Bay.
Assemblymember Bill Monning, who represents the 27th Assembly District, which includes portions of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara counties. He serves on the Arts Committee. Assemblymember Monning has been a professor at the Monterey College of Law, and at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is a co-founder of Global Majority, an organization committed to education, training and advocacy in the field of non-violent conflict resolution.
Lisa Coscino, the executive director of theMuseum ofMonterey and the Monterey History and Art Association. She has been involved in museum and gallery management at MoCA LA, Boston’s ICA, and the Lisa Coscino Gallery.
Michelle Magdalena Maddox, noted professional photographer and artist in Monterey County.