The third annual RealScreen Summit (February 12 to 14) has caught the eye of an aspiring doc-maker more familiar with the fiction side of the business – Richard Dreyfuss. The well-known American actor, famous for roles in such films as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Mr. Holland’s Opus, recently launched Dreyfuss James Productions to produce non-fiction content. ‘Documentariess impact more directly on the knowledge people have in the world. There is a place for fiction and for non-fiction,’ he says.
Dreyfuss explains that he has registered to attend the three-day event in Virginia ‘because I want to learn as much as I can about a field I’ve always had an avid interest in.’
Though he hasn’t yet disclosed the details about his upcoming doc productions, Dreyfuss did say that he is going forward with a project for the History Channel in partnership with Rachel Lyon, president of Lioness Media Arts.