Exciting Developments for 2020 Festival Season!

Nov 7, 2019

As the leaves turn golden and frost laces our windows, your Columbia Festival of the Arts team are hard at work developing some sensational entertainment for the upcoming 2020 Summer Festival Season.

Programming Manager, Dave Simmons, has been building a unique and diverse line up of music, visual and performing artists that have been the trademark of Columbia Festival of the Arts for over 33 years. Some key announcement will be forthcoming!

Bringing a wealth of experience, Columbia Film Festival Executive Producer Robert Neal Marshall is planning a dynamic selection of new films, live events, filmmaker panels and social gatherings.

“We are thrilled to be working with key partners and venues to create not only a great festival, but a sense of community and diversity” – Marshall

Marshall is an independent producer, production manager, and actor with a BFA in film from New York University.

For over a year Robert was Casting Associate with Casting Director Pat Moran and a proud member of the team to win an Emmy® Award for casting GAME CHANGE and an Emmy® Nomination for casting Season one of VEEP, both for HBO.

An independent producer of several documentaries, Marshall’s Feature film projects as Line Producer and Production Manager include THE NIGHT WATCHMEN, BILL TILGHMAN AND THE OUTLAWS, NOTHING FROM SOMETHING and the upcoming COMEDY OF HORRORS, VOL 1, a quintet of films produced by top industry pros including Eduardo Sanchez (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) and Matt Servitto (SOPRANOS, BANSHEE).