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    November 30, 2015
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    December 3, 2015
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    December 5, 2015
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    December 7, 2015
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    December 7, 2015

Roger Corman to Head Tokyo Festival Jury

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The veteran producer and director will lead the jury at the Tokyo International Film Festival, 18 years after his first time as jury head.

TOKYO – Roger Corman will head the jury for the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) in October.

The 86-year-old producer, director, screenwriter and sometime actor, who began in the movie business in the 1950s, has been credited with launching or helping the career of numerous actors and directors.

“There are telltale signs when you are witnessing the humble origins of a future master filmmaker. These young filmmakers display a certain intelligence, creativity and tireless effort. It is exhilarating to watch and aid their ascension,” said Corman in a statement.

“I am privileged to return as Jury President of the Tokyo International Film Festival, to again experience the thrill of finding young genius. I know that this year, as in years past, we will be impressed and inspired by new storytellers.”

Corman served as president of the jury for the Young Cinema Competition at the 7th TIFF, held in Kyoto back in 1994, while the documentary Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel was a special screening at last year’s festival.



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