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FMFF to honor KC Schulberg with lifetime achievement award


The Fort Myers Film Festival will award SWFL filmmaker

KC Schulberg with a lifetime achievement award during the 11th annual after a filmmaker panel, and recognize the Schulberg family, during the concluding award ceremony this year. The festival, taking place May 12-16, 2021, will conclude with a filmmaker panel and awards ceremony at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Sunday, May 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. The ceremony follows the U.S. premier of the film “The Lost Film of Nuremberg” which screens at the center at 4 p.m. and panel discussion about the importance of film in the Nuremberg trials and its relevance today.
Noted SWFL community organizer and filmmaker, KC Schulberg traces his start in the film business to appearing as an extra at age 5 in his father’s and uncle’s 1958 movie
“Wind Across the Everglades” as well as his start in social activism as the youngest (16-year-old) marshal serving the Poor People’s Campaign & March on Washington in 1968.
Throughout his film career, working on more than 200 films, miniseries and movies for television — many as Senior Vice President of Hallmark Entertainment — KC has kept his finger on the pulse of social justice issues, helping produce a 1985 benefit concert for the homeless starring Kid Creole and the Coconuts with poster by Keith Haring at the Roxy in NYC; producing a Peace Concert with Richie Havens marking the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima; and organizing countless workshops, marches, screenings and street protests with Collier Freedom locally since 2017.
KC is a third-generation filmmaker. His grandfather ran Paramount Studios from 1927-1935, producing hundreds of movies, including the first film to win the Oscar –
“Wings” (1927). His uncle, Budd Schulberg, wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning “On the Waterfront,” starring Marlon Brando. His grandmother, Ad Schulberg, founded the first female-run talent agency in Hollywood. His father directed and produced numerous film and television programs including the closing night movie at this year’s festival — “Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today,” which screens on Sunday May 16 at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and more information head here.
Today, as Executive Director of local clean water nonprofit Calusa Waterkeeper, KC has combined his dual passions for film and activism by producing and directing three documentaries for Calusa Waterkeeper, including
“Eternal Vigilance,” which screens during this year’s FMFF on Friday, May 14 at 1:30 pm. For tickets and more information head here.
Before the awards ceremony there will be a panel, free to the public, that has been organized to discuss the importance and power of filmmaking in addition to truth in storytelling and media coverage. It will include:


Get your tickets now to the 2021 red carpet rollout May 12, 2021 at SBDAC


The Fort Myers Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for you this May 12-16. Join us for films, fun and friends. Tickets are on sale now.

The Fort Myers Film Festival was awarded the prestigious 2015 Chrysalis Award for Cultural Achievement by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. at their annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. The Fort Myers Film Festival was founded by Eric Raddatz, the award-winning presentation editor of Florida Weekly, regular contributor for NBC-2 in Fort Myers, and host of Fort Myers Film Festival’s indie film show, “T.G.I.M.”
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KC Schulberg is a film industry veteran who has worked on more than 200 films, movies for television or miniseries on both sides of the Atlantic. From 2000-2002, he served as Sr. VP, Head of Marketing for Paris-based Pandora Cinema, the company responsible for Oscar-winners KOLYA and LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE. During KC's tenure, he supervised the distribution of TRIXIE (starring Oscar-winner Emily Watson), THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES (starring Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss) and MAYBE BABY (starring Hugh Laurie). From 1990-1998, KC worked for Hallmark Entertainment rising to the post of Sr. VP Intl Marketing and Communications. During KC's tenure, the company was the largest supplier of movies and miniseries to the United States television market. The company also scored the highest ratings and won more awards than any other company delivering programming to the three major television networks. KC supervised Hallmark's corporate branding and the distribution campaigns for Hallmark's slate of 60-80 television movies and miniseries per year, including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, SCARLETT: THE SEQUEL TO GONE WITH THE WIND, LARRY MCMURTRY'S DEAD MAN WALKING and GYPSY (starring Bette Midler).

Prior to his television work, KC was actively involved in American independent and international cinema, having worked as a Unit Manager, Location Manager or Production Manager on KING OF NEW YORK (directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Christopher Walken), WATING FOR THE MOON (starring Oscar-winner Linda Hunt), THE BIG BLUE (directed by Luc Besson) and 9 other movies.

In 2017, KC produced feature film WASTECASE by Vito Angelo Trupiano, and wrote, produced and directed three documentaries: TROUBLED WATERS (2019), ETERNAL VIGILANCE (2020) and WATERBORNE (2021).

KC is a third-generation filmmaker, whose grandfather headed Paramount Studios from 1927-1935, producing hundreds of movies, including the first film to win the Oscar - WINGS (1927). His uncle, Budd Schulberg, wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning ON THE WATERFRONT, starring Marlon Brando. His grandmother, Ad Schulberg, founded the first female-run talent agency in Hollywood. His father directed and produced numerous film and television programs including NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY.

Schulberg is President of Florida-based production company, Glade Runner, LLC.

Schulberg holds a B.F.A. in Directing from Carnegie-Mellon University's school of theater. He has been guest lecturer at Columbia University, NYU and University of Miami Graduate Film Schools. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Lorenzo Walker Technical College Media Dept. and has been invited to participate in the Cinemart Producer's Panel at the Rotterdam International Film Festival for three years and was also invited to the inaugural Berlin Film Festival co-production market. Additionally, he twice served on the jury of the Avignon/New York Film Festival and is a member of the European Film Academy.