For Immediate Release: Los Angeles (July 29, 2013) – Nina Corrado joins Lady Filmmakers Film Festival as Programmer, Juror, and Director of Industry Relations. Lady Filmmakers Film Festival screenings are September 28-29 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The film, music, and art festival celebrates its 5th anniversary, and Ms. Corrado is the festival’s liaison to VIP filmmakers and celebrities.
Corrado, a film graduate of Full Sail University, has co-produced over 100 episodes of CBS’ “The Mentalist” and served as the series’ primary Second Unit and Insert Director. She made her directorial debut in the short film Mindfield, which garnered Corrado Best New Director at the 2012 Madrid International Film Festival, Best Short Film at the Chinese American Film Festival, and Best Director and Best Short Film at Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. Her producing talents helped launch the directorial careers of Courteney Cox, Demi Moore, and Kate Hudson. She has run the festival circuit in New York, Boston, Newport Beach, Detroit, Las Vegas and Mexico.
Corrado is partner at Broken Toy Works, LLC, developing two feature films, an hour-long drama, and a half-hour comedy for television. She was selected for the Warner Brothers Directors Workshop, and continues to serve as the Co-Producer/Second Unit Director on “The Mentalist.”
The Festival proves indie films can be enjoyed as much as the big blockbusters. It promotes ladies from all ethnic, religious, and sexually-oriented communities and brings awareness to social issues and challenges women face world-wide. Honors are awarded to strong and influential actress/filmmakers for her achievements. Projects from over 20 countries have showcased filmmakers and actors such as Courtney Cox, Laura Dern, Danny Glover, Glenn Close, Olivia Wilde, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor, Barrie Osborne, David Lynch, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard, and Rita Wilson.
“We’re excited to be in our 5th year! Lady Filmmakers Film Festival recognizes and celebrates the tremendous contribution of women to film, and the importance of the collaborative spirit amongst men and women,” said Patricia DiSalvo Viayra, Festival Executive Director & Co-Founder.
Submissions are open for US and International shorts and features, music, and art through August 7, 2013. Screenplay submission deadline is August 31, 2013. There must be at least one woman in the role of writer, director, cinematographer, producer, editor, or production designer. Musical acts must be primarily comprised of women, and artwork must be by or about women or families. Applications and sponsorship information is at http://www.ladyfilmmakers.com/submit-films.html. Selections are announced at the end of August. Honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.