Hatch fest pulls in over 50 world class mentors

Published: Wed Oct 12 2005

BOZEMAN, MT - October 11,2005 / HatcH fest 2005, a full week of exciting panels, films, hatch labs, and ending with a red carpet award ceremony. Hatch Fest brought industry professionals from all over, to partner in mentorship with young emerging talents across the globe, and lit up the town with The 2nd Annual HatcH Audiovisual Arts Festival, October 4-9, 2005.

Governor Brian Schweitzer was in attendance at the award ceremony, and through his efforts, along with Patrick Markey (Producer "A River Runs Through It"), Montana has passed a 20% rebate to filmmakers for bringing projects to the area. When "Far and Away" shot in Billings the production crew injected $15 Million to the local economy. This past Sunday, Universal Studios President of Production Jim Brubaker stood at the Awards Show podium, he looked at the governor and stated "We WILL be bringing projects to Montana."
Rock and Roll hall-of-famer Jackson Browne played during the award ceremony.

Hatch is proud to have over 50 mentors involved in their programming. They include some of they most talented people in their field. Among them are

Jackson Browne (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy-nominated
Jim Brubaker (President of Physical Production Universal Studios, Producer, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, The Right Stuff, HatcH Jury)
David Anspaugh (director, The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005, Rudy, Hoosiers)
Dick Shepherd (producer, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Hanging Tree)
Michael Anderson (director, Millennium, The Wreck of the Mary Deare)
Peter Fonda (Ghost Rider, The Limey, Ulee’s Gold, Easy Rider
Patrick Markey (Producer, River Runs Through it, Horse Whisperer)
Christopher Aronson (Fox Distribution, HatcH Jury)
Brittany Ballard (New Market Film, HatcH Jury)
Sharon Swart (Variety, HatcH Jury)
Jon Amiel (Academy-Award Nom, Entrapment, Copycat, Somersby, tons of TV Shows)
Jack Green (Oscar nominated DP, Unforgiven, Bridges of Madison County, The 40 Year Old Virgin)
Richard Price (Academy-Award nominee writer, Sea of Love, Ransom, Clockers, The Color of Money)
William "Gatz" Hjortsberg (writer, Angel Heart, Legend)
Erica Huggins (Producer, and Senior Exec Imagine Entertainment)
Greg McRitchie (Head of Post Production Universal Pictures)
Murray Weisman (publicity4all)
Julie Lynn (producer, Nine Lives, Twin Falls Idaho)
Megan O’Neill (atom films, HatcH Jury)
John Mulholland (Inside High Noon, Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen)
Rodrigo Garcia (director, Gia, Four Rooms, Mi vida loca, Lola )
Angelo Pizzo (writer/producer, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Rudy, Hoosiers)
Gabrielle Savage Dockterman (director, Missing in America with Danny Glover)
Kevin Noland (director/producer, Americano)
Diane Cairns (packaged Fatal Attraction, Thelma & Louise @ ICM)
David Butler (Cinematographer/Aerials, The Firm, Terminator 2, Apocalypse Now)
Chris Eyre (director. Smoke Signals, Edge of America)
Wes Studi (actor, Into the West, Edge of America, Geronimo, Dances With Wolves)
DeLanna Studi (actor, Edge of America, Dreamkeeper)
Eddie Spears (actor, Into the West, Black Cloud, Geronimo, Dreamkeeper)
Rene’ Haynes (casting director, The New World, Edge of America)
Virgil Oritz (Fashion, Native Spotlight)
Jeff Laszlo (Cinematographer)
James Crumley (best-selling writer)
Scott Chestnutt (editor, The Great Raid, Rounders)
Jaimie Harrision (writer)
Marcus Stevens (writer, Buck Brannaman, Curve of the World, )
Michael Finkel (writer, True Stories)
Jeff Pohlman (Emmy-nominated Journalist and Mentor from CNBC)
Matt Mueller (Total Film Magazine HatcH Jury)
Brad Markel (photographer, White House journalist)
Bert Manzari (Montana Film Council), HatcH Jury
Charlie Ebersol (Producer)
William Katt (Director)
Julie Lynn (Producer, Nine Lives)
Nia Peeples
Greig McRitchie (Sr VP Post-production Universal Studios)
Jody Turner (Trend Expert from the Culture of Future)
Scott Duthie
Debby Butterfield, David Lemon, Dennis Harrington (sculptors)
Steve Shor (producer, HatcH Jury)
Jody Turner (Apple)

The 2nd Annual HatcH Festival took place October 4 9, in Bozeman, MT. and included Ten mentor screenings, Two premieres, Thirty Groundbreaker screenings (of the ten student films), twelve industry panels/HatcH Labs, a fine artists reception for over thirty participating artists, the Native Spirit Award, a fashion show on main street, a Journalism Lab, and an incredible buzz.

The 2nd Annual Hatch Audiovisual Festival is a non- profit organization dedicated to the mentorship activities of young emerging talents in film, music, fashion and fine art. This powerful mentorship tool, merges new filmmakers, artisans and musicians with some of the world’s most recognized mentors in their category. With industry wide sustain, this festival is brought to fruition by the unwavering support and dedication of its founders and team, whose union represents the most talented and unstoppable resource pool in their respective fields. Major sponsors of the event include Moonlight Basin Ski & Spa Resort, Getty Images, Gibson Guitar, Panavision, and The Syndicate. Local sponsors include, Montana Film School, Thirsty Ear, Music Villa, The Emerson, The Baxter, The Eagle, The Moose, The Zebra, Dick Walter, KGLT, and Classic Ink.

For more information please visit www.hatchfest.com for full details.
Contact Email: hatchpr@modaentertainment.com
Contact Phone: 917-561-7854

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