SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS
A recipient of the 1995 Guggenheim Fellowship for filmmaking,
TAMARA JENKINS was selected as a fellow to the 1995 Sundance
Institute Screenwriting and Filmmakers' Lab with "Slums of
Beverly Hills." This is her first feature length film.
Her short film, "Family Remains," was commissioned by
the Independent Television Service as part of their "TV Families"
series and premiered at Toronto's Festival of Festivals. It went
on to receive a Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Short
Filmmaking from the 1994 Sundance Film Festival; Special Recognition
at the Locarno Film Festival, 1994; and was selected for the 1994
New Directors/New Films Festival at the Museum of Modern Art.
"Family Remains" has been broadcast on PBS and widely
on European television.
Jenkins' "Fugitive Love," completed while at NYU's Graduate
Film School, won the First Place Mobil Award in the graduate division,
and appeared in numerous festivals including the 1993 Sundance
Film Festival. It was the 1993 season opener for the PBS series
"Alive TV." It was a Regional Winner and Finalist in
the 1992 Student Academy Awards and winner of the Fellowship Prize
at the RiminiCinema Film Festival in Italy, 1992. Both shorts
were selected this year by the ICA in London for their film series
devoted to young female directors.
Prior to filmmaking, Jenkins worked in theater as a solo performance
artist. Her theater work has been produced by the American Repertory
Theater, P.S. 122, the Brattle Theater, Home for Contemporary
Theater and Art, Creative Time and Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Jenkins received her MFA from New York University, Tisch School
for the Arts, Graduate Department of Film and Television in 1993.
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