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SanAntonioFilmFestivalHonorsHollywoodGlassCeiling-BreakerMarciaNasatir;PetitionsOscarsBoardofGovernors

Kristin West
Kristin West Actress & Producer
3y Los Angeles, CA, United States Story
San Antonio Film Festival Honors Hollywood Glass Ceiling-Breaker Marcia Nasatir; Petitions Oscars Board of Governors

Marcia Nasatir, Hollywood glass-ceiling breaker, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 22nd Annual San Antonio Film Festival.


The 22nd Annual San Antonio Film Festival put women in film front and center this year.  The festival gave its Lifetime Achievement Award to Marcia Nasatir, San Antonio native.  Marcia achieved success as a producer and as the first woman to serve as vice-president of production at a major Hollywood studio, United Artists.  She later served as President of Johnny Carson Productions. Nasatir has been involved in some the most lauded films of our time, including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Rocky,” “Carrie,” “Three Days of the Condor,” “Apocalypse Now” and many others.  Nasatir also had a brilliant career as an independent producer, with films such as “The Big Chill”. 

A documentary of Marcia’s life in the movies, “A Classy Broad”, directed by Anne Goursaud, also was part of this year’s amazing lineup of films.  Through interviews, stock footage, and Marcia’s own narrative, this “untold Hollywood story” will inspire women and men alike.  Watch the trailer here

However, the San Antonio Film Festival did more than just give Marcia Nasatir an award.  Film festival director Adam Rocha has started a movement.  There is currently a petition you can sign to urge the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to name an award in Marcia’s honor.  Please support this petition.

The San Antonio Film Festival had more girl power to go around.  I was honored to be part of the festival's inaugural “Women in Film” panel, moderated by Laralee List, with panelists Wendy Keeling and Lisa Cirincione.

Hopefully more festivals will follow Adam Rocha of San Antonio’s lead and continue to showcase talented women making brilliant films. To learn more about San Antonio Film Festival, click here

Adam Rocha, film festival director, with "Women in Film" panelist Kristin West.





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  • Kristin West
    Kristin West Actress & Producer
    almost 3 years ago Los Angeles, CA, United States

    The final signature count on this important petition was 455! Thank you to all who supported this effort. :)

    The final signature count on this important petition was 455! Thank you to all who supported this effort. :)

  • Kristin West
    Kristin West Actress & Producer
    3y ago Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Happy to let everyone know that as of today, 8/9, the petition has 295 signatures! Let's see if we can get it to 500! Thank you for supporting this!

    Happy to let everyone know that as of today, 8/9, the petition has 295 signatures! Let's see if we can get it to 500! Thank you for supporting this!

  • Kristin West
    Kristin West Actress & Producer
    3y ago Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Thanks to everyone on MOGUL who's been supporting this petition! Since publishing, there's been 31 more signatures gained--only 59 more needed! Let's bring some girl power to The Academy and honor the career of Marcia Nasatir.

    Thanks to everyone on MOGUL who's been supporting this petition! Since publishing, there's been 31 more signatures gained--only 59 more needed! Let's bring some girl power to The Academy and honor the career of Marcia Nasatir.

  • Alison
    Alison Supreme Lord of Ice Cream
    3y ago New York, NY, United States

    How interesting! Great article.

    How interesting! Great article.

    • Kristin West
      Kristin West Actress & Producer
      3y ago Los Angeles, CA, United States

      Thanks so much Alison. Marcia is an amazing lady. I just checked and we have 17 more signatures on the petition! :)

      Thanks so much Alison. Marcia is an amazing lady. I just checked and we have 17 more signatures on the petition! :)


Kristin West
Actress & Producer

Producer and actress Kristin West is a Texan talent with cosmopolitan appeal. Raised in rural south Texas, West’s training includes the Globe Theatre in London, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the University of Texas Semester in Los Angeles Program. West graduated from the University of [...]

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