Magazine article Screen International

New Team Takes over 2015 Hollywood Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

New Team Takes over 2015 Hollywood Film Festival

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Parks funded the acquisition of the festival last year as it rebooted as a champion of social causes and alongside Beaudoin is reaching out to international partners and embracing new media and "cutting edge entertainment".

This year the festival - whose motto is See Good | Do Good | Feel Good - programmed 20 narrative features, 27 documentaries and 38 shorts from 3,019 submissions and has included social impact TV and social impact streaming projects incorporating Vine and YouTube content.

Parks brings more than 15 years of experience in community engagement and social commerce software and served for more than a decade as vice-president of The Hanleigh Companies, America's first direct underwriter for Lloyds of London specialising in entertainment, professional sports and high-net-worth corporate risk management.

Beaudoin has more than 20 years of festival programming and entertainment experience and helped launch the Beloit International Film Festival in 2005. …

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