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 was honored at the 7th annual Catalina Film Festival with the inaugural BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING Award on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Festival Founder & Executive Director Ron Truppa, along with Co-Founder Delious Tim Kennedy presented Marcia with the award highlighting her many groundbreaking achievements in film and storytelling.
Marcia was also part of the Women in Film panel with Director Catherine Hardwicke
(pictured above on red carpet and below) Actress Cady McClain and Tamika Lamison of the Make-a-Film Foundation, moderated by Gena Vazquez of Monte Carlo Pictures.
A CLASSY BROAD was an official selection of the festival and screened Sunday, following the Women in Film panel.
This past Sunday, Marcia hosted a SA/LA Soiree for Executive Director and Founder of the San Antonio Film Festival, Adam Rocha, along with his A-list team - his wife Susan and best friend Martin - during their trip to Los Angeles. Adam was in town scouting for studio films, independent features, panelists and experts to attend the 23rd annual film festival in San Antonio.
Last year, A Classy Broad was an official selection of the San Antonio Film Festival, and Rocha awarded Nasatir with a Lifetime Achievement Award, being a native San Antonian and glass ceiling breaker.
We were thrilled to return the favor and introduce Adam to notable Hollywood movers and shakers to attract more attention to South Texas' LARGEST Film Festival.
This year's festival will be held August 1-6th and word on the street is that there will be a new award given out to an outstanding female filmmaker who strives to break glass ceilings. That award will be The Mogulette - The Marcia Nasatir Award.
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 :)
Marcia Nasatir hosted a Women Who Work brunch for ladies in the workforce to discuss their careers and how their role as a woman has played out within their professions. This experimental video shoot, shot by our Classy Broad Director of Cinematography Shea William Vanderpoort, assisted by Duran Castro, will be edited and released to continue the conversation. Nasatir was overwhelmed with a guest list consisting of award-winning producers, composers, directors, writers and business savvy professionals from all walks of life. From age 15 to age 91, every generation was represented and documented in this exciting social project.
Stay tuned for debut of the first roundtable and let us know if you'd like to be on the guest list for an upcoming shoot. Thank you to everyone who participated, was inspired and has requested we continue this classy conversation...
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
A CLASSY BROAD is among an incredible lineup of films showcasing this week, October 20th-23rd at the Middleburg Film Festival in the state of Virginia. Marcia Nasatir, our "Classy Broad" will be in attendance for the screening on Sunday, October 23rd at 3:30pm in the Sporting Library, located at 102 The Plains Rd. Middleburg, VA 20117.
The Middleburg Film Festival highlights the screening for A CLASSY BROAD: Trying to level the playing field for women in Hollywood is a hot topic these days. But it’s also not a new conversation as the subject of this captivating documentary makes clear. Back in the 1970’s, Marcia Nasatir was one of a handful of women wielding influence in Hollywood. As a Vice President for United Artists, Nasatir championed films that have become American classics, including Rocky & Apocalypse Now.
For more information and tickets, check out middleburghfilm.org
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!
A CLASSY BROAD: Marcia's Adventures in Hollywood, RETURNS to San Antonio as an official selection of the San Antonio Film Festival for the closing night screening on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 4pm in Alvarez Studio at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
During last month's event at Thomas Jefferson High School, Adam Rocha, Director of the San Antonio Film Festival, invited A CLASSY BROAD to be a part of the 22nd annual festival and plans to honor Marcia with a special Lifetime Achievement Award at the Awards Brunch.
The SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival takes place at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts in the heart of downtown San Antonio from July 26- July 31 with over 100 feature-length and short films. The 3rd annual Awards Brunch is on Sunday, July 31 from 12pm-3pm at O'liva Restaurant.
Tickets are available for individual films and the Awards Brunch as well as festival passes for all-access and screening badges. Check on the SA Film Fest website for more details.
The girl from San Antonio, who shattered Hollywood's glass ceiling, returned to her roots for a special Texas screening of A CLASSY BROAD: Marcia's Adventures in Hollywood on Friday, June 17th. Hosted at her alma-mater, Jefferson High School, this film event was co-sponsored by the Northwestern University Alumni Club of San Antonio, the Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society and the Lassos, Alumni Association.
Guests were invited to tour the nationally-recognized school before the screening, featuring a live Lasso performance, the debut of the ACB t-shirts, AND a Q&A with the dynamic duo: Marcia & Anne.
Of course, the best part was getting to meet all the wonderful people who helped bring A CLASSY BROAD to Marcia's hometown.
Thank you so much Sandy Gulledge with the Northwestern University Alumni Club of San Antonio; Dana Ward with Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society; and Nancy Andry with The Lassos Alumni Association for producing the event and celebrating Marcia's legacy! We appreciate all of your hard work, generosity and love for our A CLASSY BROAD.
The Classy Broad team would also love to thank our Executive Producer, Judge Rose Spector and her husband Dr. Morris Spector, Marcia's sister and brother-in-law for their incredibly generous hospitality and continued support. And we must give an extra special thanks to Wes Hughes, for keeping us in check and being our tour-guide, driver, and t-shirt merchandiser - you're a true Texas gentleman!
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
Our camera operator, Duran Castro, is an extremely talented photographer (of course) and took some incredible BTS images in 35MM of our star, Marcia Nasatir, while on set filming, A CLASSY BROAD. These photos are so incredibly beautiful and cinematic, we just had to share.
Perhaps you'll recognize the scenes these shots came from... remember the breaking of the breads for Thanksgiving?
We can't thank Duran enough for these gorgeous images from Marcia's close-up!
For more of Duran Castro's portrait work, check out his website at TheDiligentHand.com