Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2004

Berlinale Talent Campus

Jan 09, 2004:
Berlinale Talent Campus press release #8

Celebrity Hosts: Eleanor Bergstein, Anthony Minghella, Walter Murch at the Berlinale Talent Campus 2004

“The Berlinale Talent Campus was one of the best learning experiences I ever had.“ Of that Erik Eger from Spain, a Campus-Talent in 2003, is absolutely certain. And the top-flight hosts will make sure that the Berlinale Talent Campus 2004 will prove to be a great opportunity for young cinema talents: Eleanor Bergstein, Anthony Minghella and Walter Murch could be won over as hosts at the Berlinale Talent Campus(7.-12. February). The programme for 2004 deals with all major aspects of film making, from Philosophy and Pre-Production to Production, Post-Production and Promotion. In cooperation with Volkswagen, “The Sound and Music“ will be the focal theme of Campus 2004.

Eleanor Bergstein is a successful writer of novels and screenplays, producer and director. Dirty Dancing (where she was responsible for production and screenplay) was acclaimed as a great success and opened new dimensions for film musicals.

Director, producer and scriptwriter Anthony Minghella has been inundated with awards: The English Patient alone won nine Oscars among others, for the categories Best Film and Direction. And Mr. Wonderful or The Talented Mr. Ripley made Minghella the darling of film fans and critics.

Walter Murch is a sound designer and film editor. In both areas he put his mark on such classic films as Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and The Godfather III or the director’s cut of Orson Welles’ A Touch of Evil. He won his first Oscar for the sound design of Apocalypse Now and received two Oscars for both his sound and film editing of The English Patient (1996). With In the Blink of an Eye he further created an informative standard work about the aesthetics of film editing. Murch will particularly be looking after the talents in the areas film music and sound design.

Friday, January 9, 2004