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Tim Robbins to deliver NAB keynote

3 April 2008

Academy Award-winning actor and critically acclaimed screenwriter, director and producer Tim Robbins will deliver the opening keynote speech on Monday 14 April at NAB. During his keynote, Robbins will look at the changing face of entertainment and how new distribution and content creation opportunities will impact Hollywood and other industries.

In addition to discussing his personal and professional experiences as it relates to content, Robbins will also participate in a moderated Q&A. Robbins’ keynote will follow NAB President and CEO, David K. Rehr’s, third annual State of the Industry Address.

Other keynote presenters at this year’s NAB include Jeffrey Katzenberg and Roger Enrico of DreamWorks with Todd Bradley of HP; Hulu CEO, Jason Kilar; Lost Executive Producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof; Jumper Director and Producer, Doug Liman; CSI Creator and Executive Producer, Anthony E. Zuiker; Pushing Daisies Director and Executive Producer, Barry Sonnenfeld; Six Flags President and CEO, Mark Shapiro; and best-selling author Alvin Toffler.

Robbins has a long list of notable film credits as an actor, director, writer and producer. Key acting roles are in such films as Clint Eastwood’s ‘Mystic River’, Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Code 46’, Jonathan Demme’s ‘The Truth About Charlie’, Michel Gondry’s ‘Human Nature’, Robert Altman’s ‘The Player’ and ‘Short Cuts’, Frank Darabont’s ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, The Coen Brothers’ ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’, his own ‘Bob Roberts’, Adrian Lyne’s ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and Ron Shelton’s ‘Bull Durham’.

Robbins has won numerous awards for his acting including an Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award as Best Supporting Actor for ‘Mystic River’. He won a Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in ‘The Player’. He was nominated by the Golden Globes for Best Actor for ‘Bob Roberts’ and by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor for ‘The Shawshank Redemption’.

As a director, Robbins distinguished himself with ‘Cradle Will Rock’,which he also wrote and produced. ‘Dead Man Walking’, was also written and produced by Robbins, won multiple awards including the Humanitas Award and four awards at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Director and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay.

Robbins also co-founded the Actors’ Gang, the highly acclaimed and respected Los Angeles theatre ensemble dedicated to the production of wild, original and provocative theatre.

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