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LANCE BRITTAN

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Biography

Mr. Lance Brittan graduated from the Cinema Department at Los Angeles City College. At LACC, Lance received the Academic Award for Excellence and was also selected for the Dean’s Honor List.

After college, Lance was offered the prestigious position of Special Events Coordinator at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA. At the Academy, his duties included coordinating a busy year-around schedule of film screening programs, in-house exhibitions, touring exhibitions, live tributes, salutes and retrospectives.

Some of the exhibitions he coordinated included: the Hollywood Jewels Exhibit which featured priceless jewelry from classic Hollywood movies, Director’s Drawings which included storyboard and character sketches from such famous directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton, and a photo exhibit featuring the celebrity photographs of renowned photographer Harry Benson.

For the live theatrical programs he coordinated, Lance worked with such notable celebrities as Shelley Winters, Jack Lemmon, Burgess Meredith, Lena Horne, Stewart Copeland, Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers, to name a few. As moderator for the Academy, he hosted the Academy UCLA Documentary Series which screened documentary films and included interviews with filmmakers in front of a live audience at the Melnitz Theater at UCLA. In addition, he assisted in the coordination of the annual Academy Award Nominations international telecast.

After the Academy, Lance continued his work in the entertainment industry as Creative Services Coordinator for Saban Entertainment and as Contracts Department Representative for the Writers Guild of America.

After the Writers Guild of America, Mr. Brittan began working as a film and video writer, producer and director. He has produced numerous shorts and a feature. His short, “Anniversary Gift” won the Silver Award in Film and Video Production at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival.

In addition, his feature “The Living Testament of Larry Darryl,” was the first film to screen as part of the Independent Film Project at the University of Oklahoma and then had its west coast premiere at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been viewed at screenings across the country and some of his awards include Final Round Placement from the Chesterfield Film Writers Project, the Summit Award in Creative Excellence and the Communicator Award.

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