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Benh Zeitlin

Academy Award-nominated Filmmaker, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

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 Benh Zeitlin Biography

For most people, the idea of making it in Hollywood today involves a ton of backdoor wheeling and dealing, some backstabbing, and an endless fight to step on others to get to the top.

Benh Zeitlin has taken the opposite approach.

Rather than seeing himself as a godlike director-figure who controls all the shots, he works within a collective form of filmmaking, a group of artists called Court 13, where everyone has creative input into the final product. The 30-year-old writer, director and composer of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" shows just what kind of amazing filmmaking can result when you turn the system on its head. This epic film takes us deep into the mind of Hushpuppy, played by Quvenzhan Wallis as she struggles to deal with the loss of her father Wink, played by Dwight Henry, as well as her home in the marshes in Southern Louisiana.

Court 13 is a model contrary to everything Hollywood teaches. And its proven to be a wildly successful one, with the film earning four Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress. Zeitlin ducked out of his round-the-world publicity tour this past January to attend Emir Kusturicas Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival. Zeitlin first knew he wanted to be a director after watching Kusturicas Underground and was thrilled to make the trip to the mountains of Serbia to meet with one of his film idols. We sat down with Zeitlin at Kustendorf to find out just how a young collective of artists could end up making one of the best films of the year completely outside of the Hollywood system.

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Benh Zeitlin

Academy Award-nominated Filmmaker, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

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Benh Zeitlin Biography

For most people, the idea of making it in Hollywood today involves a ton of backdoor wheeling and dealing, some backstabbing, and an endless fight to step on others to get to the top.

Benh Zeitlin has taken the opposite approach.

Rather than seeing himself as a godlike director-figure who controls all the shots, he works within a collective form of filmmaking, a group of artists called Court 13, where everyone has creative input into the final product. The 30-year-old writer, director and composer of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" shows just what kind of amazing filmmaking can result when you turn the system on its head. This epic film takes us deep into the mind of Hushpuppy, played by Quvenzhan Wallis as she struggles to deal with the loss of her father Wink, played by Dwight Henry, as well as her home in the marshes in Southern Louisiana.

Court 13 is a model contrary to everything Hollywood teaches. And its proven to be a wildly successful one, with the film earning four Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress. Zeitlin ducked out of his round-the-world publicity tour this past January to attend Emir Kusturicas Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival. Zeitlin first knew he wanted to be a director after watching Kusturicas Underground and was thrilled to make the trip to the mountains of Serbia to meet with one of his film idols. We sat down with Zeitlin at Kustendorf to find out just how a young collective of artists could end up making one of the best films of the year completely outside of the Hollywood system.

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  • How to book Benh Zeitlin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Benh Zeitlin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Benh Zeitlin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Benh Zeitlin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Benh Zeitlin?

    Booking fees for Benh Zeitlin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benh Zeitlin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Benh Zeitlin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benh Zeitlin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benh Zeitlin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Benh Zeitlin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Benh Zeitlin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Benh Zeitlin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Benh Zeitlin for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Benh Zeitlin generally travels from New Orleans, LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steven Spielberg, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Willmott, Mark Ronson and Martin Scorsese. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Benh Zeitlin for an upcoming event.

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