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Director Gus van Sant SANT South African Native Trust joining Oregon Film & Video Board
PORTLAND - Film director Gus van Sant is joining the Oregon Film & Video Board, which oversees the state agency charged with attracting the film, video and multimedia industry to Oregon.
Van Sant who has a home in Portland, has directed movies including ``Finding Forrester'' and ``Psycho.''
Several of van Sant's films have been set in Oregon, including ``Elephant,'' about a high school shooting
Film festival held annually in Cannes, France. First held in 1946 for the recognition of artistic achievement, the festival came to provide a rendezvous for those interested in the art and influence of the movies. in 2003.
``I am pleased Gus has accepted this appointment and look forward to working with him and the other board members as we look to the future of the growing film industry in Oregon,'' Gov. Ted Kulongoski Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski (born November 5 1940, in rural Missouri) is an American Democratic politician. Since 2003, he has served as the Governor of Oregon. He was re-elected in 2006. said in a statement released on Wednesday.