iPOP Spends Winter in Florida: Miami International Film Festival and Sarasota Film Festival

by Brian Brooks

The Miami International Film Festival's new head, Nicole Guillemet at the gala opening of the fest held at the spectacular Vizcaya Villa turned museum on Biscayne Bay.

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"Balseros" directors Charles Bosch and Josep Maria Domenech inside the Gusman Theater in downtown Miami prior to their screening Saturday night. The film won the audience award for best doc.

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"The Beat" director Brandon Sonnier takes a break from socializing (and dodging the passing showers) at the filmmakers cocktail party in South Beach.

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Guillemet gets a beer and a happy reunion with former Sundance employee, RJ Millard, now VP of marketing at IDP/Samuel Goldwyn, who was attending the festival with "Raising Victor Vargas."

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Jack Douglas & Aerosmith at the Sarasota Film Festival, which was held January 24-February 2.

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In Sarasota: Christine Vachon, Producer, Killer Films; Marc Mauceri, Executive VP of acquisitions and distribution at First Run Features; Michael McKinney & Elizabeth Santoro, independent filmmakers, "Gunslingers"; Alan Baldachin, VP business affairs Sundance Channel; Renee Valente, Emmy-award winning producer Valente Productions; Robert Hamilton, screenwriter; and RJ Millard, VP of Marketing IDP/Samuel Goldwyn.

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