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Annette Insdorf: A Passion for Cinema

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ANNETTE INSDORF is an internationally renowned educator, and author of several cinema-related books, including “Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust,” “Philip Kaufman,” “Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has,” and “Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes.” She is a Professor in the Graduate Film Program of Columbia’s School of the Arts and served as Director of Undergraduate Film Studies for 27 years.

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Denise Duhamel: Poet, Educator

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DENISE DUHAMEL is a poet and educator. Her most recent books of poetry are Second Story; Scald; and Blowout, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other titles include Ka-Ching!; Two and Two; Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems; The Star-Spangled Banner; and Kinky. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Filmmakers Rose Tucker + Matthew Salleh

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ROSE TUCKER AND MATTHEW SALLEH are a Brooklyn, NY-based director/producer team named Urtext Films that has created award-winning films, and award-winning commercials. They are focused on honest and authentic content, with a global and cinematic scope. Rose Tucker is a producer, sound recordist, and editor. Matthew Salleh is a director, cinematographer, and editor.

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Scott Turow

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SCOTT TUROW is the author of many bestselling works of fiction, including “The Last Trial,” “Testimony,” “Identical,” “Innocent,” “Presumed Innocent,” and “The Burden of Proof.”

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Howard Saltz: Newsman

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Pulitzer Prize-winning editor HOWARD SALTZ (b.1960) has spent a lifetime in journalism. He got his first newspaper byline at age 12, when a weekly in the Bronx, N.Y. published his essay in its annual Mother’s Day writing contest.  Most recently Saltz was the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the “South Florida Sun-Sentinel.” At the “Sun-Sentinel” he was responsible for all newspaper content, as well as its digital news products, the Spanish-language “El Sentinel,” and the entertainment website SouthFlorida.com. In 2013, the “Sun-Sentinel” won the most prestigious award in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. 

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