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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.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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