James Dudelson to Showcase New Production, Distribution Company at Cannes

Blairwood Entertainment will premiere a number of indie feature films, including "Burma: A Human Tragedy" and "City of Gardens."

James Dudelson, the former president and CEO of Taurus Entertainment Company, will debut his new production and distribution company, Blairwood Entertainment, at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Blairwood will premiere a number of independent feature films at the festival, including Burma: A Human Tragedy, a documentary narrated and executive produced by Anjelica Huston about that country's ongoing genocide. The film includes interviews with refugees, survivors and Burma's president, Aung San Suu Kyi, and will screen at Le Palais J on May 14.

The company will also premiere City of Gardens, starring John Robinson and Alex Meraz; Fix: The Extreme Ministry Movie, featuring live performances by the industrial rock band Ministry; the romantic musical Leading Ladies; the drama Apocalypse (According to Doris); the indie thriller Mind Tricks; and the Spanish-language action film Elite.

Dudelson co-founded the distribution company Film Gallery in the 1980s, before becoming the executive vp theatrical and non-theatrical distribution with Fries Entertainment, and the president/CEO of Taurus.