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Mike Reiss among jurors for Aspen Shortsfest

The Associated PressAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN, Colo. – “The Simpsons” writer and producer Mike Reiss will be among the jurors for the 20th anniversary Aspen Shortsfest from April 10-15.Organizers say jurors also will include “Whip It” author and screenwriter Shauna Cross, “How To Lose Friends & Alienate People” director Robert Weide, and comedy writer Elias Davis, who has written for “The Carol Burnett Show,” ”Mary Tyler Moore,” ”M*A*S*H” and others.The 2012 festival of short films will feature 79 films representing 30 countries. Some of the winners could be eligible for Academy Award consideration.Oscar-nominated director Alexander Payne is scheduled to speak during the festival on a comedy screenwriting panel.

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