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Palm Beach Daily News from Palm Beach, Florida • 14

Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach Daily News, Sunday, April 16, 2006 MARBLE JJrban Day, Trump party new to fest D'ajnoicf jfoniny i Professional CPofisAiny FOR CONSULTATION CALL (561) 641-4505 from Page A1 April 28, with most films being screened at Muvico Parisian 20 at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, and Sunrise Cinemas at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. On deck are 44 documentaries, 39 features and 53 shorts. guests announced so far include Faye Dunaway, Bobby Moresco (Academy Award-twinning screenwriter of Crash), Dennis Hopper and Magic Johnson. ifore (ten Dunaway 'Rain' star is among the celebrity guests announced so far. "This is a test run for us all," Emerman said.

Chief among the Mandalay-driven upgrades is a party Thursday that Donald Trump is hosting at The Mar-a-Lago Club. Other Mandalay-inspired innovations include an Urban Day targeted to youth and featuring movies about black Americans. Mandalay's parent company, Mandalay Entertainment, was founded by former Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Peter Guber and former Sony Pictures vice chairman and entertainment lawyer Paul Schaeffer. Its widespread interests include financing, producing and distributing films, television awards shows, talent management and minor-league sports franchises. For some time, the Palm Beach film festival has been dismissed by many film fans as being more interested in parties and pie-in-the-sky economic stimulation than movies.

"They're chasing after fantasies rather than the working with what they could do, which is to build a solid medium-sized film festival that develops a reputation for particular kinds is only interested in using film festivals," he said. "They're not a reliable ally." Location and leverage Former Palm Beacher Christian Tureaud, executive vice president and partner in Mandalay Integrated Media Entertainment, said his company can turn the festival around. What makes him think so? "One, for a simple reason location, location, location," he said. "It's a place where people want to come. Two, because of the leverage we have in the marketplace." Allying with Trump was the first step.

"He's the most recognized celebrity and businessman there," Tureaud said. Future festivals might bring a celebrity golf tournament at Trump International, a charity golf tournament spearheaded by Venus and Serena Williams at Mar-a-Lago, and an NBA Entertainment League game, he said. (Tureaud is a member of the private league featuring Hollywood executives and stars.) "These are ancillary events that give us vehicles to bring in more celebrities, which brings us a vehicle to bring in more sponsors, which in turn gives us a vehicle to raise more money and create more awareness," he said. As for improving the quality of the films, "that's kind of a given, because of Mandalay's relationships with studios and distributors," Tureaud said. Emerman, who moved to Los Angeles when she left the film festival, predicted that her presence in the industry's hub will pay off in better pictures, too.

"We're walking into a whole new chapter of awareness," she said. Public dollars contribute The festival wouldn't have occurred at all without $353,000 cash, $224,720 of was approved a little more than a month ago. The public money makes up nearly 48 percent of the festival's $738,000 budget. i "It let us happen this year," said festival executive director Randi Emerman, who resumed her old post in January after a two-year absence. "It let us have Mandalay." County leaders justify the investment with expectations that the festival, and a film market it plans to start next Emerman 'This is a test run for us says festival executive director who resumed her old post in January after a two-year absence.

THE I THE FOUR ARTS Four Arts Plaza at Royal Palm Way Palm Beach (561) 655-7226 year, will stimulate the local film industry! which they've recently designated as a core industry. The fest also contributes its proceeds to student film and television production programs in the county. The festival is paying Mandalay $50,000 this year to elevate its profile with bigger celebrities, more glamorous events and better films. of movies and expands the audience that's already here," said Mike Budd, director of the graduate program in film and video at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He's followed the festival for several years, and rarely seen an outstanding movie there, he said.

He's unimpressed by the Mandalay connection. "Hollywood Held over by popular demand! Upon The Sea: The Maritime Collection of William I. Koch Miiilipiliiiilliii v'i 1 t. ll Cleanup aids Par 3 The playing area on the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh holes at the Town of Palm Beach Par 3, which were covered with a dusting of sand the past several days, was virtually back to normal by Saturday afternoon, said Rick Dytrych, golf course manager and head pro. Par 3 maintenance staff worked about 30 hours to clean up the greens.

The effort was made easier because of a wind shift, from a powerful easterly to a relative light southern breeze. The No. 3 hole, however, remains out of play as originally planned to help with emergency dune restoration along South End beaches. Trucks are running 12 hours a day, picking up the sand from a storage site at the golf course for the trip south on State Road A1A. MICHAEL STRAUSS by a professional for you.

Please send all photo submissions, along with information that tells the story behind the photograph, to Photo Editor Ruth Cincotta at the Palm Beach Daily News, 265 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480. A phone number must be included. You may also e-mail photos to Send 4-by-6-inch JPEGs with at least 200 dpi. We cannot promise to use all photos submitted.

Are you an amateur shutter-bug or the designated family photographer? Maybe you'd like to share your efforts with other Shiny Sheet readers? We're looking for anything you're proud of: scenes around town, your vacation photos, days at the beach, your children's or grandchildren's birthday parties, portraits of your pets doing something cute you get the picture. One caveat: The photos must have been shot by you and not Fitz Hugh Lane, 1 804-1865 The Qolden Rule. 1850s Oil on Canvas On view through April 23, 2006 Cfosnf on Sunday, April 6th for Easter Sponsored by Tickets: $5 Children 14 and under admitted free Palm Beach Theater Guild Royal Poinciana Playhouse Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the Town of Palm Beach and the unveiling of the Town of Palm Beach Centennial Countdown Clock THE AUDIENCE waits expectantly for the action to begin in "The Secretary Bird" opening tonight at Frank Hale's Royal Poinciana Playhouse. The comedy stars Edward Mulhave, Hktr -I wi 1 I 1 Carole Shelley, 1 TtlTi Padly Croft and William Mooney. mm Photo by Mort Kaye January 11, 1971 L(J I ,,,.,.11.

--f-ninminii-gia-m mmmtmwmmWiir'' Share our mission to serve an audience with subscription season of significant American and British plays showcasing well-known performers, providing a venue for other cultural events, and sponsoring a separate screening room for films. Please help us select plays for the opening season. My favorite three plays are: 1) 2) 3) TRUSTEES: Kenneth E. Brown, Norman Burwen, Dale Coudert, Florence Flynn, Patrick Henry Flynn, Helen Guest, Ted Hartley, Neil McGuinness, Dina Merrill, Brian Reeves, Walter Ross, Amanda Schumacher ADVISORY BOARD: Erik Brown, Frank O. Butler II, Paula Butler, Madeleine Calder, Patricia Cook, Linda Christenson, Roberta Drey, Joan Fredricks, Barbara Gault, Henry Goldsmith, Cheryl Gowdy, Tammy Grimes, Vicki Halmos, John Herrick, Sally Ann Howes, Jan McArt, Paul Noble, Mary Tyack Philpit, Eric Purcell, Julie Reveley, Douglas Rae, Marc Rosen, Barbara Selecman, Leonard Soloway, Ethel J.

Steindl, Sari Wilkey COMMITTEE OF STARS: Carol Channing, Arlene Dahl, Julie Harris, Tammy Grimes, George Grizzard, Christopher Plummer at 3:00 p.m. Town Hall Council Chambers 360 S. County Road, Palm Beach MEMBERSHIP Regular $100 Sustaining $500 Advocate $2500 Angel $5000 CorporateHonorary Trustee $10,000 Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: Fax: E-Mail: Everyone is welcome to attend. for information, please call 838-5467 tmvmimbm I Palm Beach Theater Guild is a 503 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible.

No goods or services are exchanged for membership. Make checks payable to Palm Beach Theater Guild, Inc. Box 667, Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-366-8980 Centennial Countdown Clock generously donated by Mr. Leo Albert Co-Sponsored by the Palm Beach Daily News THE SHINY SHEET HwHw'jkllMMIIMIIMaMManHHlJ IT.

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