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May 17, 2007

Deborah Nadoolman Landis Named Jury Member at 60th Festival de Cannes

Costume designer Anthony Powell with Deborah Nadoolman Landis as her professorship
is confirmed at the University of the Arts in London.

Oscar™-nominated costume designer of Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Coming To America joins international roster of filmmakers

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Renowned costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, who designed the costumes for such classic motion pictures as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Blues Brothers, and National Lampoon’s Animal House, has been named a juror for the 60th Festival de Cannes, which takes place from May 16th through May 27th in Cannes, France. Landis, who is currently serving her second term as president of the Costume Designer’s Guild (CDG), will be judging entries in the Cinefondation and Short Films competitions.

“I am just amazed and astounded by the honor,” said Landis. “At the Cannes Film Festival, everyone comes from all over the world speaking the global language of film. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help celebrate the achievements of the world’s best filmmakers.”

The last costume designer to serve on any Cannes jury was Eiko Ishioka (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mishima) in 1996. Landis will be serving on the five person jury, with the other members hailing from China (Zhang ke Jia), Iran (Niki Karimi), and France (J.M.G. Le Clezio and Dominik Moll). Landis will be one of only two Americans serving on this year’s Festival jury. The other is Kent Jones, a writer on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” serving on the “Un Certain Regard” jury.

Deborah Nadoolman Landis’ distinguished career in motion picture costume design reaches back over three decades, starting with Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). Working in collaboration with director and husband John Landis, she served as costume designer on such comedy classics as National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Trading Places (1983), Coming To America (1988), which brought her an Academy Award nomination, and the groundbreaking music video Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983), winner of MTV’s first music video award. Her costume design expertise has also been sought after by such legendary directors as Costa Gavras (Mad City, 1997), Louis Malle (Crackers, 1984) and Steven Spielberg for 1941 (1979) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

In addition to her duties as President of the CDG, Dr. Landis holds a PhD in History of Design from the Royal College of Art in London and teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the American Film Institute and the University of Arts London. In November, Harper Collins will publish her book “Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design,” showcasing 100 years of Hollywood’s most tantalizing characters from the dawn of film to the present, told through first person anecdotes and film stills.

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Ed Peters
Sue Procko Public Relations

Editor’s Note: For additional information contact Pam Hunter- 707-258-1699 x 15 or Pamela@studio-707.com
[Posted: 5/17/2007]

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