Acura Launches "The Acura Studio Master Class Series" at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

  Acura Launches "The Acura Studio Master Class Series" at the 2013 Sundance
                                Film Festival

Series Features Lectures and Panels with This Year's Most Innovative

PR Newswire

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of independent
filmmaking and creativity embodied in the Sundance Film Festival, third-time
presenting auto sponsor, Acura, launched "The Acura Studio Master Class
Series," with lectures and panels featuring industry insiders, presenting
filmmakers, writers and stars. The classes and panels took place over a
five-day period, addressing full rooms at the innovative Acura Studio on Main







Panels and classes covered a wide range of themes, including music, sound and
audio selection; action, car chases and driving in films; directing and
writing for the screen with the 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiering
filmmakers and writers; and emerging women in film with this year's writers,
producers and stars.

"Sundance is a great opportunity for film lovers to become immersed in the
Acura brand experience, while celebrating the achievements of visionary
filmmakers and independent film," said Gary Robinson, Manager of Acura
Advertising and Brand. "We're thrilled that Sundance attendees had the
opportunity to interact with and learn from the esteemed collection of master
classes at the Acura Studio."

Overview of Panels:

Cue Car Chase

  oMike Majesky – Pursuit Systems

Audio Production for Music and Film

  oSeven-time GRAMMY winner Elliot Scheiner
  oModerated by Jason Bentley, Music Director for LA public radio station

Writing and Directing for the Screen

  oNaomi Foner – Director/Screenwriter: Very Good Girls
  oRoger Ross Williams – Director/Screenwriter: God Loves Uganda
  oAndrew Renzi – Director/Screenwriter: Karaoke!
  oStu Zicherman – Director/Screenwriter: ACOD
  oJordan Vogt-Roberts and Chris Galletta – Director/Screenwriters: Toy House
  oLogan and Noah Miller – Directors and Screenwriters: Sweetwater
  oModerated by Stephanie Allain, Director of Los Angeles Film Festival

KCRW on Music Selection

  oKCRW DJs Dan Wilcox and Chris Douridas
  oModerated by Billboard Magazine's Phil Gallo

Emerging Women in Independent Film

  oGina Piersanti – Star – It Felt Like Love
  oEliza Hittman – Director/Writer – It Felt Like Love
  oMariko Munro – Co-Director/Co-Producer – Milkshake
  oModerate by KCRW DJ, Chris Douridas

In addition to "The Acura Master Class Series," the Main Street location also
featured vehicle displays of the high performance NSX Concept and the 2014
RLX, Acura's all-new luxury flagship sedan. Passersby could also enjoy the
complimentary barista bar and participate in daily movie screening ticket

About Acura
Acura is the fastest growing automotive luxury brand in America, having posted
a 26.7% year-over-year gain in 2012, its best annual sales result since 2007.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury
vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura
lineup features six distinctive models: the TL performance luxury sedan, the
TSX sports sedan and Sport Wagon, the ILX luxury compact sedan, the
5-passenger RDX crossover SUV, the 7-passenger MDX luxury SUV, and the all-new
Acura RLX flagship sedan, launching in March 2013.

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Contact: Britt McColl (rp&), +1-310-560-0622; or Kristina Levsky (Influencer
PR Group), +1-323-842-1500
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