SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival honored legendary actress Cybill Shepherd with the FIRST EVER Marcia Nasatir Award at the 25th Anniversary celebration in August. Anne Goursaud, Director of A CLASSY BROAD, presented Cybill with the award as Marcia who was unable to travel to San Antonio for the 2019 event. Cybill was thrilled to receive the honor as referred to Marcia as a legendary pioneer who paved the way for women.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Life of Marcia Nasatir, Hollywood Legend & First Woman VP of Production, is Chronicled in New Documentary Coming To Digital HD March 5th
A CLASSY BROAD:
MARCIA'S ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD
Los Angeles, CA (Feb 24, 2019) – From director Anne Goursaud comes the amazing story of the woman who broke through corporate Hollywood’s glass ceiling in A CLASSY BROAD: MARCIA'S ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD. The trailblazing executive’s story, as told mainly in her own fiery voice, comes to Digital HD March 5th, with a special weeklong theatrical engagement at L.A.’s Laemmle Music Hall— in conjunction with International Women’s Day— starting March 8th through the 14th.
At a time when gender inequality seems to be at the forefront in Hollywood, Marcia Nasatir’s story is one fueled by reservoirs of feminism and movie palace intrigue. Director Anne Goursaud, known for her editing work in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, walks viewers through how Marcia’s passion for storytelling led her to work in publishing and ultimately out West in film, eventually becoming VP of Production at United Artists. An achievement no other woman before her had ever accomplished.
Nasatir’s legendary career as an executive began in 1970s when she was recruited by Mike Medavoy at UA as story editor, a position she negotiated into a VP title, paving the way for women to achieve this executive status quo within a male-dominated movie industry. While at there, Nasatir championed Rocky, Carrie, Apocalypse Now, and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She later joined Johnny Carson's production company and fought to produce The Big Chill, which garnered three Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Glenn Close) and Best Screenplay. As Marcia Nasatir Productions, she independently produced the Vietnam drama, Hamburger Hill, and Ironweed starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
Now at 92 years old, Marcia is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee. Her story, entertaining as it is inspiring, will hopefully motivate a whole new generation of corporate destined women who refuse to be hindered by the status quo.
Marcia Nasatir & Anne Goursaud are thrilled to be joining the Austrian American Short Film Festival as Jury Members for their 2018 festival held in New York City, each hosting an educational masterclass with an official screening of A CLASSY BROAD set for March 28th.
The Austrian American Short Film Festival (AASFF) is the first of its kind bilateral festival featuring short films in all forms and genres by promising young artists and filmmakers from both Austria and the US. Taking place for the third year in a row, the festival is again presented by and taking place at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York City (ACFNY). An independent Jury selects the best Austrian and American films in the following categories: Narrative/Experimental, Conceptual/Documentary, and Hybrid. The winning films will be screened at Anthology Film Archives, New York, MOMI Museum of the Moving Image, New York and at the frameout-Festival, Museums Quarter, Vienna.
The festival program reflects the diversity and showcases the highlight of contemporary young filmmaking from both countries. The mission of the AASFF is to increase intercultural dialogue – to foster interconnectivity and the exchange of ideas between Austria and the U.S. Featuring talks, Q&As and networking events, the festival provides a platform for young, emerging filmmakers and serves as an incubator for new ideas and projects, encouraging Austrian-American collaboration. The Festival also aims at introducing emerging Austrian talent to the U.S. film community, as well as showcasing work by American filmmakers in Austria.
The Festival was initiated and co-founded by Christine Moser (ACFNY Director) and Stephanie Falkeis (AASFF Festival Curator). Stephanie is pictured here with Marcia and Anne.
For more information, visit austrianamericanshortfilmfestival.org
Marcia Nasatir had hoped to run into President Trump while in our nation's capital...but instead she made new friends at the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
Director Anne Goursaud and our Classy Broad, Marcia Nasatir attended both screenings on May 20th at Bethesda Row Cinema and on May 21st at E. Street Cinema and dazzled the audience during both Q&A's -- they even managed to get in a bit of sightseeing.... although the current administration was nowhere to be found :)
A CLASSY BROAD is thrilled to be heading east to DC as an official selection of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. ACB will have two screenings on May 20-21st - the first, available by pre-sale tickets only for Saturday, May 20th at Bethesda Row Cinema at 2pm followed by a screening on Sunday, May 21 5pm at E Street Cinema in Washington DC.
Tickets for saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC.
The WJFF annually serves over 15,000 people through 80+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or world premieres. Most screenings are followed by discussions with guest filmmakers and subject matter experts -- Director Anne Goursaud and Marcia Nasatir will both be in attendance.
The 27th Festival lights up screens throughout the DC metropolitan area from May 17-28, 2017.
For tickets and more --> CLICK HERE
The San Antonio Film Festival presented Marcia Nasatir with a Lifetime Achievement Award on July 31st during their brunch ceremony at O'liva Restaurant. While this meant the world to Marcia, being a native of San Antonio, Executive Director Adam Rocha revealed his petition to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to honor our CLASSY BROAD with a very special honorary award (a.k.a OSCAR)!! Please join us and SIGN THE PETITION HERE!
After receiving the award, A CLASSY BROAD screened as an official selection of the San Antonio Film Festival in the Alvarez Studio at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Once again, the CLASSY BROAD team was overwhelmed by the generosity and support from our friends in San Antonio. We'd love to especially thank Adam & Susan from the SA Film Festival, Dana Ward from the Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society, and Anna Catalani & Wes Hughes for making sure we had transportation in San Antonio --- we are truly grateful for your continued friendship!
You may or may not have known that the incredibly talented Anne Goursaud is not only a director, editor and producer but also an accomplished writer. Dive into her latest published piece on Nikki Finke's Hollywood Dementia, called KEEP THE GOOD PIECES.
Set in Hollywood, KEEP THE GOOD PIECES, chronicles Claire's big break as a female editor, working to cut a film by one of the most legendary directors of all-time.
Take a read... you may notice a little ACB cameo in this great piece of fiction. Reminds us of Oscar Wilde's famous quote, "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life." Do you agree?
A CLASSY BROAD goes to San Antonio!
The premiere Texas screening is co-sponsored by the Northwestern University Alumni Club of San Antonio, the Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society and the Lassos Alumni Association.
The event will take place on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson High School with the following itinerary:
5-6 pm - Explore outside campus.
6-6:30 pm - Limited tour of the interior of the school.
6:30 pm - Local comedian Cleto Rodriguez, MC, honors Marcia Nasatir.
7 pm - Documentary begins.
8:30 pm - Q&A with Marcia Nasatir and Director/Producer Anne Goursaud.
For tickets and more information on this screening, check out the event website at www.aclassybroad.info