Adding to the growing excitement about this year’s festival, CCH has secured Stephen J. Wolfe as the Keynote Speaker! Stephen is a producing partner and owner of Sneak Preview Entertainment. He founded the Hollywood film production company in 1993 with Lynette Prucha Chaves, a long-time friend and business associate. Wolfe’s production company has been turning out a number of engaging indie film projects ever since.
His producing resume is chocked full of stellar work including Fox Searchlight’s sleeper hit 500 Days of Summer, starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Searchlight’s, Our Family Wedding with Forest Whitaker and America Ferrara, Miss March for Fox Atomic; PHAT GIRLZ (also for Searchlight) with Mo’Nique; A Dennis The Menace Christmas for Warner Premiere; Sony Classic’s, Twin Falls Idaho, the debut feature of the Polish Brothers and the Sundance Film Festival hit, Relax It’s Just Sex with Jennifer Tilly, Lori Petty and Mitchell Anderson.
With films premiering at Sundance and exceptional mainstream film contributions, CCH is beyond thrilled to have him speaking to our collective audience at the festival on Saturday. Adding to the incredible line up speakers, panels and discussions, CCH’s festival will feature a special alumni presentation on Friday.
Friday night will kick off with special guest, Richard Tanne. Richard is a CCH alum whose recent film, Southside with You, premiered the Sundance Film Festival before receiving a nationwide release through Roadside Attractions. Southside With Youchronicles the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side.