Dan Mirvish

Dan Mirvish is an American filmmaker and author, best known as the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival and co-creator of the Martin Eisenstadt hoax during the 2008 Presidential election.wikipedia
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Slamdance Film Festival

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Dan Mirvish is an American filmmaker and author, best known as the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival and co-creator of the Martin Eisenstadt hoax during the 2008 Presidential election. The film had its world premiere at the Oldenburg International Film Festival, and also screened at such festivals as Athens International Film Festival, the Hamptons, Woodstock Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and Whistler Film Festival.
The festival was founded in 1995 by Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn, and Peter Baxter along with co-conspirator Paul Rachman and has since become a year-round organization championing emerging filmmaking talent and their new work.

Martin Eisenstadt

Dan Mirvish is an American filmmaker and author, best known as the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival and co-creator of the Martin Eisenstadt hoax during the 2008 Presidential election.
The Martin Eisenstadt hoax is an elaborate scheme of filmmakers Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin that involved the creation of a fictional "talking head", Martin Eisenstadt, who was quoted by numerous major news outlets (such as the Los Angeles Times and MSNBC ), as well as countless blogs, all of which failed to verify his actual existence.

Between Us (2012 film)

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Mirvish directed the film Between Us, based on the play of the same name by Joe Hortua.
Between Us is a 2012 American drama film directed by Dan Mirvish, based on the play by Joe Hortua, with a screenplay adaptation by Hortua and Mirvish.

Omaha Central High School

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In 1985, Mirvish graduated from Omaha Central High School.

Bernard and Huey

In 2016, Mirvish directed the feature film Bernard and Huey written by Oscar/Pulitzer/Obie-winner Jules Feiffer.
Bernard and Huey is a 2017 American drama/comedy film directed by Dan Mirvish, that was written by Jules Feiffer based on characters Feiffer created for his eponymous comic strip in The Village Voice.

Open House (2004 film)

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Open House is a 2004 real estate musical film starring Hedy Burress, Ann Magnuson, Anthony Rapp, Sally Kellerman, Jenna Leigh Green and Kellie Martin, and directed by Dan Mirvish, a co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival.

American Jews

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Mirvish was born to a Jewish family in Omaha, the son of Linda and Sidney Mirvish.

Omaha, Nebraska

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Mirvish was born to a Jewish family in Omaha, the son of Linda and Sidney Mirvish.

Washington University in St. Louis

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He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis.

St. Louis

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He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis.

Tom Harkin

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After school, he worked as a freelance journalist and as a speechwriter for Tom Harkin, U.S. Senator from Iowa before taking a sabbatical to travel around the world.

University of Southern California

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He then returned to California to complete his education in film at the University of Southern California film school.

Park City, Utah

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In 1994, while still in school, he released his first feature film entitled Omaha as his master’s thesis for and then founded the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah after the film was not accepted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival

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In 1994, while still in school, he released his first feature film entitled Omaha as his master’s thesis for and then founded the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah after the film was not accepted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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In 2004, Mirvish spearheaded the effort to get the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to reactivate their Best Original Musical Oscar category.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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In 2009, he co-authored the satirical novel I Am Martin Eisenstadt: One Man's (Wildly Inappropriate) Adventures with the Last Republicans published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 978-0-86547-914-2.

Joe Hortua

Mirvish directed the film Between Us, based on the play of the same name by Joe Hortua.

Taye Diggs

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The four-person drama stars Taye Diggs, Melissa George, David Harbour and Julia Stiles.

Melissa George

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The four-person drama stars Taye Diggs, Melissa George, David Harbour and Julia Stiles.

David Harbour

The four-person drama stars Taye Diggs, Melissa George, David Harbour and Julia Stiles.

Julia Stiles

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The four-person drama stars Taye Diggs, Melissa George, David Harbour and Julia Stiles.

Manhattan Theatre Club

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The original play premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club, and Hortua and Mirvish co-wrote the screenplay adaptation.

Bahamas International Film Festival

The film version won the grand jury prize at the 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival, and was the Closing Night Film at the 50th Annual Gijón International Film Festival in Spain.

Gijón International Film Festival

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The film version won the grand jury prize at the 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival, and was the Closing Night Film at the 50th Annual Gijón International Film Festival in Spain.

Oldenburg International Film Festival

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The film had its world premiere at the Oldenburg International Film Festival, and also screened at such festivals as Athens International Film Festival, the Hamptons, Woodstock Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and Whistler Film Festival.