Richard Dreyfuss to attend RealScreen Summit

As he prepares to venture into documentaries, U.S. actor Richard Dreyfuss plans to pick up some pointers at the RealScreen Summit.
February 7, 2001

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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.