Fine Cut is KCET's annual series showcasing the best shorts from leading film, television and animations schools in Southern California. This marks the 13th annual series on KCET. Funding is provided by the Bridges/Larson Foundation with additional support from the Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.
The four part FINE CUT series will air on KCET in May 2010 on Thursday nights at 10:00pm. The films can also be streamed (most in their entirety) at kcet.org/finecut. The 2010 winners hail from: California State University; CalArts; Loyola Marymount University; UCLA; and USC.
Bohdan Zachary (KCET Vice President of Broadcast & Syndication) is the executive director of the series. Catherine Carper is the series producer.
Kevin Kilner is no stranger to film, television and theatre. His film appearances include "Raising Helen", "A Cinderella Story", "Shopgirl" and indie film "Inside". He also appeared in dozens of TV series including "Damages", "Ugly Betty", "Hawthorne", and Gregory Nava's "American Family"as the East L.A. Priest to Edward James Olmos' brawling "Gonzalez" Family on PBS.
He is a Member of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA), Actors' Equity Association (AEA), and The Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Kevin Also serves on the board of Death Penalty Focus and is a three time NCAA lacrosse Champion for Johns Hopkins University.
In the Fall of 1999 he ran for the National Board of Directors of The Screen Actors Guild, won office, and served two terms from 2000 - 2004 on the Board and also on numerous Committees (Finance, Merger, Governance, Performers with Disabilities, and others). He and his Wife, Jordan Baker also support & work with numerous Non-For-Profits and Charities nationwide, including the Progressive Majority, the Sierra Club, the Union For Concerned Scientists, Smile Train, Heifer International and others. Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in a rural farming community. He makes his home in Los Angeles.
Fine Cut - KCET's Festival of Student Film receives generous support from the Bridges Larson Foundation, a non-profit organization established by producer Jack Larson in memory of director James Bridges. The goal of the foundation is "encouraging excellence in theatre and film" through film school scholarships and grants.