Honor of a Lifetime for student pair


LOS ANGELES -- Liliana Greenfield-Sanders of New York and Jessica Marie Sutherland of Berea, Ohio, have been named the first winners of the Lifetime Movie Network Student Filmmaker Competition.

The pair will be honored Tuesday in Los Angeles at the 2007 Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast, hosted by Lifetime Networks and The Hollywood Reporter.

Greenfield-Sanders' first place film, "Anna," about a peculiar young woman who struggles to connect with the people she encounters in New York's East Village, will premiere on Lifetime Movie Network on Dec.11 and will also be shown on www.lmn.tv.

The winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Shuler Donner, Gale Anne Hurd and Mimi Leder, who assessed nearly 70 short films produced by female film students from across the country.

LMN, The Reporter, New York Women in Film & Television, WMA and Women in Film Los Angeles sponsored the national competition, designed to encourage and discover the next generation of female filmmakers.