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The Method Fest
840 Apollo St., Suite 314
El Segundo, CA 90245
310-535-9230 Fax: 310-535-9128

The Method Fest film festival is organized by Method Fest Inc., a 501 (c) (3), tax ID 55-085-2939, not for profit corporation dedicated to support the work of those who produce, make and work in independent film, and to provide educational opportunities in independent filmmaking. In these times, your contributions are more essential than ever. To make contributing easier for our website visitors, we have provided an embedded form (below), which is on a secure server. Please take a moment to complete the form and make a contribution. You will receive a receipt via email for your records.

A special thanks to The Method Fest staff

Don Franken        Executive Director        
Vladimir Moraru        Associate Director
Bill Kucera            Operations Director, Programming       
Lee Ostendorf          Senior Event Manager
Kirk Harris            Strategic Director   
John Anderson        Program Director
Derek Horne        Shorts Program Director
Katie Dougherty        Assistant Shorts Program Director
Laura Terman        Volunteer Coordinator
Toni Koch            Music Co-Director
Steve Scott         Music Co-Director
Tom Coat, Christopher Woo             Event website
Pamela Franken         Festival Controller, Programming    
Chris Holmes         Technical Director, Digital Projection
Daniel Maggi        Festival Video Editor
Elliot Smith        Festival Videographer
Brian Roberts        Video Associate
Karen Linderman        Sponsorship Director
Robert  Aronoff        Method Fest, Inc., President,
Barbara Cole        Secretary, Method Fest, Inc.       
Cassandra Bates        Marketing Associate
Arthur McMillan        Programming, Digital Projection
Tony Lucero        Venue Manager, Box Office, Programmer
Mark Litwak        Legal Advisor. Industry Liason   
Todd Lavin            Legal Assistance
Sheri Goldberg        Public Relations Director
Melinda Manos        Local PR, Gift Bags
Matthew Schwartz        Programming
Silvia Kratzer-Juilfs        Programming
Deborah Hildebrand    Event Planning Director, Social Networking
Steven Huntsman        Hospitality
Melinda Augustina        Social Networking
Melissa Imparato        Social Networking
Erin Rea             Festival Designer
James Russo        Event Host   
Anya Monzykova        Event Host
Bella Shaw            Event Host
Joan Benedict Steiger    Event Host
Kimberly Durrett        Event Host
Tracy Young        Event Host   
Bruce Ackerman        Festival Marketing Consultant       
Tracy Rafter        Festival Marketing Consultant           
Johnny Mitchell        Event Logistics
John Grady        Logistics Support
E.P. McKnight        Film Q&A, Introductions
Phil Berkner        Festival Photographer   
Linda Ovian        Travel Coordinator
Jackie Carlson        Venue Manager
Milena Glusac        Event Hospitality
Chris Sias            Festival Video Consultant            
Premiere Lighting    Red Carpet , Special Event            
Bob Sharka        Special Events Projectionist
Noel Hazard        Regency Agoura Hills 8 Manager
Matt Hill            Music Asst. Director, Sound   
Ralph Moss        Sound technician
Evan Evans        Event Composer
David Kearse        Community Liaison           
Trina Marguerite        intern
Ashton Kennedy        intern
Jasmine Albitar        intern

The Method Fest Privacy Policy

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