The Graying of America


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A headshot of Laura Gabbert Laura Gabbert

While in graduate school at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, Gabbert produced and directed the hour-long documentary The Healers of 400 Parnassus, which aired on PBS, was distributed worldwide and won a 1997 National Educational Media Silver Apple Award. She also associate produced the ITVS feature Tarantella, starring Mira Sorvino, and produced the feature film Getting to Know You (1999 Sundance and Venice Film Festivals), a Joyce Carol Oates adaptation that premiered at the Film Forum in 2000 and had a limited theatrical run. Gabbert is currently co-writing and producing a second Joyce Carol Oates adaptation, Love My Way, and producing the feature film Chinese Baby, starring Megan Mullally.

A headshot of Caroline Libresco Caroline Libresco

Libresco is feature film programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, where she coordinates the World Cinema program. Prior to joining Sundance, she was a programming and communications specialist for the Independent Television Service (ITVS). She was also associate director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, senior publicist for the San Francisco International Film Festival and development director at U.C. Berkeley and the Library Foundation of San Francisco. She co-wrote and produced the gritty independent feature Fanci's Persuasion, directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. She also produced Barrier Device, an award-winning featurette starring Sandra Oh. Libresco is currently developing a documentary on the life and times of Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs.

A headshot of Eden Wurmfeld Eden H. Wurmfeld

Wurmfeld began her producing career in 1994, on her brother Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's experimental feature Fanci's Persuasion. She then served as production manager on Doug Liman's directorial debut Swingers and went on to collaborate with Liman on See Jane Run. Wurmfeld is best known for producing the indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein. After its successful release, she was named one of Variety's "10 Producers to Watch" and was also a finalist for the IFP's Indie Spirit Motorola Producers Award. Wurmfeld was awarded UCLA Film School's Alumni Association Award in 2003, and is producing the family drama Son of A G-Man, written and to be directed by Will Geiger (Ocean Tribe), as well as Adam Corrolla's film debut The Hammer. She and Herman-Wurmfeld are developing a half-hour comedy pilot with Brillstein-Grey called Bringing Up Mom. Wurmfeld co-authored The IFP West Independent Filmmaker's Manual (Focal Press), a "cookbook" on how to make an independent film.

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