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January 29, 2008

Barry Sonnenfeld to Speak at NAB Show

--'Pushing Daisies' executive producer and director to discuss changes in film content--

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WASHINGTON, DC - Famed director and executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld will present a keynote address during the NAB Show, April 15, in Las Vegas. A veteran of both motion pictures and television, Sonnenfeld will look at changes in film content and how it is consumed, including the kinds of projects that studios are now producing, the impact of home theaters and the Internet, and new directions in storytelling.

Known for his deft hand with comedy and visual style, Sonnenfeld has directed a number of feature films including Men in Black I and II, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values and Get Shorty. His many credits as producer or executive producer include Enchanted, The Ladykillers, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Out of Sight.

In television, Sonnenfeld is the executive producer of the critically acclaimed series Pushing Daisies. He has also directed several episodes of the series, including the pilot, for which he was awarded a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series this past weekend. He has also served as executive producer and director for FOX animated series The Tick and ABC's Maximum Bob, as well as the executive producer for Karen Sisco, which aired on ABC.

Sonnenfeld began his career as a highly praised cinematographer, working on more than a dozen motion picture and television projects including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Throw Momma from the Train, Big and When Harry Met Sally. For the last five years, he has been a contributing editor at Esquire Magazine, for which he writes the monthly column "The Digital Man."

About the 2008 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place April 11 - 17, 2008 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 14). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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