Texas Jury Panel 2019
Alfred Cervantes, Deputy Director of the Houston Film Commission and a native Houstonian, has worked in the film industry in various capacities for the past 27 years. As freelance crew, some of the movies he has worked on are Reality Bites, The Chase, Jason’s Lyric, Powder, and Apollo 13. His role with the film commission is to promote the greater City of Houston & Harris County area to film/TV producers, production executives and independent filmmakers, to scout locations, and to facilitate any production’s local filming experience.
Mary Magsamen is a curator and artist. Since 2008 she has been the Curator at Aurora Picture Show in Houston, Texas. Magsamen has curated and organized over 250 programs including film screenings, site-specific installations and performances. In 2017 Magsamen was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship grant to research Feminism and vulnerability.
Prior to Aurora Picture Show, Magsamen curated independently and taught in University programs at The New School University, University of Toledo and University of Houston. Magsamen has a collaborative interdisciplinary artist practice with her husband, Stephan Hillerbrand, as Hillerbrand+Magsamen.
Charles Dove, PhD
Charles Dove was born in Chicago. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois, and his Masters and PhD from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Dove has taught literature and film courses in Houston for twenty-five years. He is currently the Director of Rice Cinema and the Rice Film Program. His dog is named Floyd.
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