Four film festival judges selected

Eojin Choi

The Harvard-Westlake Film Festival has selected four of the judges for its March 15 event.
Cheri  Gaulke, the Upper School Visual Arts Department Head, said there would be additional judges added later on.
The four judges selected are Janet Scott Batchler (Corin Batchler ’14, Sabrina Batchler ’15), Roger Corman, Norman Lear (Madeline Lear ’13) and Tim Ryan.
Batchler is a screen writer, whose titles include “Batman Forever.” She teaches screen writing at USC and has won a honorable mention for the Crystal Heart Award for her short film “the Spittin’ Image.”
Corman is a producer, director, and actor, as well as the great uncle of Kyle Corman ’15. He won an honorary Academy Award in 2009 for his work. Some of his notable films that he participated in  include “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Godfather Part II” and “Apollo 13.”
Lear is a television writer and producer who has produced sitcoms including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.”
Tim Ryan is a senior editor at Rotten Tomatoes, a movie reviewing website. Before he became a rewiewer, Ryan worked as a reporter at the Manchester Union Leader and the Westerly Sun. He will be returning for his third year as a judge.