BEST MOVER AND SHAKER ON THE LOCAL FILM SCENE

Rob Tregenza

The Bay area film scene is a far richer place today than it was just a short time ago, and much of that improvement can be attributed to the efforts of one individual. Since moving to the Bay area a few years back, Rob Tregenza has been diligently laboring on several film fronts. He continues to press ahead with the creation of an MFA program for the cinema department at the University of Tampa (where he's an associate professor) and he also runs a little event you may have heard about, the Tampa International Film Festival. In addition, Tregenza still finds time to make his own films (the highly regarded trilogy Talking to Strangers, The ARC and Inside/Out), and even occasionally serves as cinematographer for the likes of the great Hungarian director Bela Tarr. Covering all the bases, Tregenza and wife/partner J.K. Eareckson even work the distribution end of things through Cinema Parallel, a company that distributes cutting-edge works by auteurs such as Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Michael Haneke and Tarr, as well as by Tregenza himself. Runner Up: Movies That Move curator Margaret Murray.

Rob Tregenza, www.cinemaparallel.com.

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