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Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson, Artistic & Executive Director of Milwaukee Film.

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Milwaukee’s Film Industry is Bigger Than Beer
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Milwaukee’s Film Industry is Bigger Than Beer

Film industry grew by 10% (2010-2015); double the rate of local economy

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
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Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance

Former DreamWorks SKG executive hired as director of new organization created to cultivate, connect, and catalyze Milwaukee area film industry

Op Ed: The Magic of the Oriental Theatre
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The Magic of the Oriental Theatre

It changed my life. Now I hope it can change the city’s cultural life.

Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years
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Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years

Secures Largest Gift In Its History: $2,000,000 from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open
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2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $34,500 in Cash Prizes Promised

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests

Headliners include Academy Award-winner John Ridley, Emmy Award-winner Sam Pollard, The Blind Side actor Quinton Aaron, Silicon Valley actor Martin Starr, and Arrested Development actor Mae Whitman

Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations
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Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations

Festival opens with Life, Animated from Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time returns to Milwaukee after sold-out June premiere

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors

Academy Award-winner and Mequon native will be this year’s keynote speaker

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Program Lineup
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Program Lineup

58 locally-made films to be presented; $12,500 to be awarded in juried prizes

New Film Series Explores Latino Culture

New Film Series Explores Latino Culture

Milwaukee Film’s new series, Cine Sin Fronteras, will capture Latino community’s diversity.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup

Showcasing the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora through cinema

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Launches Sportsball! and United States of Cinema Programs
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Launches Sportsball! and United States of Cinema Programs

Programs include feature-length sports documentaries and American independent fiction films

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections

Lineup includes Beware the Slenderman and a new sports documentary program

Milwaukee Film Announces Addition of Mark Sabljak to Festival Staff
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Milwaukee Film Announces Addition of Mark Sabljak to Festival Staff

Former Milwaukee Business Journal publisher and market president joins team for 2016 film festival

Milwaukee Film Announces Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant
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Milwaukee Film Announces Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant

Festival Among 16 FilmWatch Grant Recipients; Received $10,000 in Cash for Black Lens Program

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $27,000 in Cash Prizes Promised

Announcing 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 22 – October 6
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Announcing 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 22 – October 6

Donald and Donna Baumgartner renew support with organization’s largest gift to date

Puppies & Kittens! Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils 2015 Sponsor Trailer
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Puppies & Kittens! Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils 2015 Sponsor Trailer

Sponsor Trailer a collaboration with Wisconsin Humane Society

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests

Headliners include actors Raven-Symoné and John Ashton; documentary subjects April Carrión and Moziah Bridges; award-winning directors Chad Gracia and Stanley Nelson

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Festival to open with Youth; Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino’s new film stars Michael Caine & Harvey Keitel. Award-winning films plentiful in Documentary Festival Favorites and Worldviews programs

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films

Eight Feature Films Competing for $10,000 Cash Prize - South Milwaukee Native Chad Gracia’s The Russian Woodpecker Included

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup

The Milwaukee Music Video Show debuts as new program

Pick up your 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Program at  WMSE’s Backyard BBQ
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Pick up your 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Program at WMSE’s Backyard BBQ

Film fans and their friends will enjoy an incredible lineup of music.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program

Music film program returns with scheduled appearance by legendary DJ Marco Collins. Koss joins as new sponsor, presenting the program and donating headphones

New $126,000 Granting Program for Local Filmmakers Launched
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New $126,000 Granting Program for Local Filmmakers Launched

Brico Forward Fund applications open for projects in development and production

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival Call For Entries Now Open
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2014 Milwaukee Film Festival Call For Entries Now Open

Free Entry for All Films; Deadline is June 23

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

Milwaukee Film Announces 2014 Festival Dates, New Programming Hire
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Milwaukee Film Announces 2014 Festival Dates, New Programming Hire

Sixth Annual Milwaukee Film Festival runs September 25-October 9

House Confidential: Jonathan Jackson’s Very Urban Condo
House Confidential

Jonathan Jackson’s Very Urban Condo

The Milwaukee Film Festival leader lives in a converted, 1890 cream city building with a long history.

Envisioning the Seen, March 11
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Envisioning the Seen, March 11

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI) and the Pabst Theater Foundation have partnered to create an entirely unique conversation series titled Envisioning the Seen. On Monday March 11, twelve dynamic, inspiring Milwaukeeans will gather on stage at the historic Pabst Theater to share their visions for the future of our built environment.