Brand new this year!
NFF will present a live taping of Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine.
Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Levine has interviewed more than 100 of today’s most successful artists. She engages her celebrity guests in intimate conversations that are hilarious, vulnerable, revealing, and inspiring. Levine’s unique brand of celebrity interview has been called “podcast vérité,” because her conversations are unfiltered, raw, honest, and uniquely funny.
Presented by Franci Neely Foundation
Sunday June 23rd
live taping at 3:00 PM
at the legacy lounge in the harborview room
Special Guest - LESLIE DIXON
Some little known facts about Leslie Dixon, the screenwriter behind such films as Mrs. Doubtfire, Freaky Friday, and Outrageous Fortune:
Dixon was raised in San Francisco by a single mother. She recalls, “My delightful mother just laughed when I was rude, or bratty. I grew up to be rude and bratty.”
Dixon knew no one when she moved to Hollywood at 26. She worked as a secretary and wrote a script on the office computer in secret.
Photographer Dorothea Lange and painter Maynard Dixon were her grandparents. She notes, “Both my grandparents’ work goes at Sotheby's for a million, but these artists made no real money in their lifetimes.”
Dixon is the fourth highest grossing female screenwriter of all time, more successful than Nora Ephron. (“But we don’t gloat at the dead.”)
She considers herself “the oldest woman ever to be sexually harassed on a film set.”
Hosted by ILANA LEVINE
As an actress, Ilana Levine has performed on stage and screen to critical acclaim. On Broadway, Levine appeared in the revival of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jake’s Women, Wrong Mountain, and The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. She has appeared in television shows and films including Seinfeld, Law and Order, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Kissing Jessica Stein, Gigantic, Ira & Abby, Failure to Launch, The Nanny Diaries, Friends With Kids, and 5 Flights Up. In 2016, Levine joined the podcast universe when she began hosting Little Known Facts.