APRIL 2021 FESTIVAL HEADLINERS
PJIFF WELCOMES RANDY SPENDLOVE
Paramount’s President of Motion Picture Music Keynotes the Festival Opening Gala
A musician, music producer extraordinaire, Grammy winner (“Chicago”), Oscar nominee (“Dreamgirls”), and Gilroy native, Randy kicks off our five-day celebration of the magic of music and movies.
DOERI WELCH, GUEST SPEAKER, WOMEN IN FILM
Doeri is currently the Director of Recruitment for DreamWorks Animation. Doeri and her team hire the creative and production talent for DreamWorks Animation, help drive inclusion programs, and encourage new talent. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is her first DWA screen credit.
Drew Massey is an actor, puppeteer, cartoonist and director whose film acting resume includes: MIB: International, The Happytime Murders, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Men In Black I and II, The Hangover, Doctor Dolittle, Muppets Wizard of Oz, Darjeeling Limited, and Team America. His TV work includes: Earth to Ned, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, Community, Crank Yankers, Greg the Bunny, Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, Sid the Science Kid, and Muppets Tonight. He is the co-creator of the Nickelodeon pilot Brendar the Barbarian and has directed shows at Dreamworks TV and the Jim Henson Company. He is a recovering candy addict and enjoys reading poetry to animals because it annoys them.
KEVIN RUBIO TAKES THE STAGE AT PJIFF
Kevin Rubio is an independent writer/producer, Emmy nominee and Gilroy native. His characters, Tag and Bink, were featured in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018), directed by Ron Howard.