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MEATWAFFLE is a finalist in the ANIMATION category for OvationTV’s film director contest! VOTE FOR MEATWAFFLE!!!

For the Viewers’ Choice category, the Film that receives the most votes from among the Finalists between May 24, 2010 and June 4, 2010 on the Contest web page will win for that category.

The Top Film winner and the Viewers’ Choice winner will have their films air on the Ovation television network during the American Revolutionaries: The Directors event in July 2010 and potentially screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Best of Comedy, Best of Drama, and Best of Animation winners will receive on air and online promotion and a HD Flip Camera (Approximate Retail Value $199.99).

I’m especially psyched about the jurors and the mere fact that they will be seeing/viewing/judging my mooovie ***Ronald S. Magliozzi***….

Ian Birnie

Ian Birnie is the Consulting Curator in the Film Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Previous positions include Director of Distribution for Janus Films in New York, and Director of Film Development for Telefilm Canada in Toronto.

From 1998 to 2006, Birnie worked on special projects for the Hamburg-based European Film Promotion (EFP) organized and moderated a series of young directors’ panels at the Toronto Film Festival, and edited the “Shooting Stars Tenth Anniversary” book for which he interviewed twenty actors from as many countries. He is an experienced film festival programmer, having programmed the Galas at the Toronto Film Festival (1992-96), and the Northern European films – including a 12 film “Spotlight on Danish Cinema” – at the Bangkok International Film Festival (2004-06).

In 2003, he was awarded the honorary title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the French government.
Ronald S. Magliozzi

Ronald S. Magliozzi is Assistant Curator in the Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

Magliozzi joined the Museum in 1978 as Assistant Supervisor of the Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center as a specialist in special collections research and development. Active in the International Federation of Film of Film Archives, he chaired its Documentation Commission from 1990-1997.

Since 1993 he has organized over fifty theater and gallery exhibitions including Tim Burton (2009-2010), Pixar: 20 Years of Animation (2005-6), Rediscovering Roscoe: The Careers of “Fatty” Arbuckle (2006), Franz Waxman: Music for the Cinema (2007), and Cruel and Unusual Comedy (2009). Publications include Treasures from the Film Archive (Scarecrow Press, 1988), Film Archiving as a Profession (The Moving Image, 2003), Let’s Go in to a Picture Show: Silent Cinema Recordings 1907-1922 (Il Giornate del Cinema Muto, 2006), Tim Burton (Museum of Modern Art, 2009).
Jamie Patricof

Jamie Patricof is the founder of Hunting Lane Films, a production company based in Los Angeles. He produced HALF NELSON, by filmmakers Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, which premiered in 2006 and went on to win three Gotham Awards, two Spirit Awards, and a “Best Actor” nomination for the film’s star, Ryan Gosling, at the 2007 Academy Awards.

Patricof has also produced the documentary film CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO, released in 2007, and SUGAR, the sophomore feature from Fleck and Boden, released by Sony Pictures Classics in April 2009. Patricof recently completed BLUE VALENTINE, a film co-written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, which premiered at Sundance 2010 and will be released this year by The Weinstein Company.

Patricof is an Executive Producer for the The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo and is in production on a documentary for ESPN’s 30/30 series, directed by Ice Cube and based on his personal journey as an LA Raider’s fan. Patricof executive produced Players: Ludacris and a tribute to the seminal hip-hop group Run DMC and Jam Master Jay: The Last Interview for VH1. Prior to that, he produced ESPN’s The Life, a behind-the-scenes look at athletes’ lives off the field, which was nominated for an Emmy.
Charles Segars

Charles Segars is Chief Executive Officer of Ovation TV, the only cable network dedicated to art, culture and personal creativity. He is also the founder of Los Angeles-based Sparkler Entertainment, which is active in media investment and strategic advisory work, as well as motion picture and television production. He recently served as Executive Producer of National Treasure: Book of Secrets, sequel to the worldwide box office hit National Treasure for which he wrote the original story and executive produced.

In 2004, Mr. Segars joined MarketRange Inc., a leading creator and manager of online, subscription-based, lifestyle and entertainment communities as Chief Marketing Officer. In 2001, along with Ken Solomon, current Chairman of Ovation TV, he was heavily involved in the creation, launch, and operation of cable television’s preeminent lifestyle network, Fine Living, where he managed all aspects of the network including programming, production, promotion and strategic partnerships.

Previous to Fine Living, Mr. Segars was a senior executive at DreamWorks SKG where he was instrumental in developing both traditional television and new media ventures. During his tenure, he played a key role in all creative and operational aspects of DreamWorks Television.

Prior to DreamWorks, Mr. Segars was Vice President of Primetime Specials, Reality and Event Programming at CBS, where he was responsible for the development and production of all entertainment and reality specials and series. He began at CBS as Director of Late Night and Non-Network Programming and supervised the launch of “Late Night with David Letterman.”

He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and began his career as a documentary film producer.


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