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Harnessing a diverse professional background in the fields of television production, advertising, public relations and cultural arts, Robin Greenspun currently serves as president of the CineVegas Film Festival and also serves as partner in Stone Village Pictures–a television and motion picture production company–with her husband Danny, Scott Steindorff and Andrew Molasky.

Since its inception in 1998, the CineVegas Film Festival has fast become one of the hottest film festivals in the country.  Nine days of movies and nine nights of Vegas, it features first-time filmmakers as well as masters of the craft.  Among its milestones, CineVegas has hosted the world premieres of such films as George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, Spun, The Weather Underground, Poolhall Junkies and Bubba Ho-tep, as well as screenings of other great fare such as Me and You and Everyone We Know, Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, Napolean Dynamite, Gods and Monsters and Cider House Rules.  Dennis Hopper serves as the chairman of the creative advisory board, which has honored such film greats as Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margaret, Sean Penn, Dustin Hoffman, Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Christopher Walken, Samantha Morton, Wim Wenders and David Lynch.  This year’s festival runs June 9-17, 2006.

Stone Village Pictures, with Empire Falls garnering 10 Emmy nominations including Best Miniseries and a Golden Globe win for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, recently wrapped production on Penelope, starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage and Reese Witherspoon. The company is also in pre-production on the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’, “Love in the Time of Cholera”, with Mike Newell attached to direct from a script by Ron Harwood.  Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Benjamin Bratt are attached to star.  Additional projects include The Tortilla Curtain; the Al Pacino-Harold Becker remake of Rififi, to be adapted by Bo Goldman; as well as Ron Bass’ adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “True Believer.”

While serving as an assistant director for Trans American Video and other production companies in the 1970s and early 1980s, Greenspun worked on projects that ranged from variety shows to prize fights. She soon left television production to run her own advertising and public relations firm, before taking time off to raise her children, James, 24, and Moira, 22. In the late 1980s, she and her husband owned the Culture Dog Bookstore and Moira James Gallery.  In the early 1990s, Greenspun was an instructor in Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and produced videos for non-profit agencies.

Since the 1980s, Ms. Greenspun has concentrated on her volunteer efforts, primarily with cultural and youth organizations.  She was appointed by the Governor of Nevada to the Nevada Arts Council and served as Chair for three years. She was the founding president of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, a trustee of the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District, and was appointed in 1995 by President Clinton to the Kennedy Center President’s Advisory Council on the Arts, where she served as treasurer of the organization until Spring of 2001.

Currently, Greenspun is the Chair of the Teen and College Commission for the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas and a member of The Women’s Philanthropy Executive Council of Federation. She is also the co-chair of the UJC/Jewish Leadership Forum, which takes place each summer in Aspen. Greenspun is past chair of the board of Hillel at UNLV and a past member of the Women’s Division of Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. She was recently appointed to the Hillel International Board and to the board of CLAL- The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.  She also serves on the board of the Las Vegas Art Museum. Greenspun attended San Diego State University where she was an art major and has a degree in communication studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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