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Celebrity Biography: Zac Efron

28 March 2009 9:43 AM, PDT | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

Zachary David Alexander was born on October 18, 1988 in Arroyo Grande, California. He was born to Starla and David Efron. At the age of four, he was blessed with a little brother named Dylan. Zac developed a love for performing at the age of eleven. He started to perform in plays and musicals. In 2004, he was cast in The WB's Summerland. His big break came in 2005 when he was cast as Troy Bolton in Disney's High School Musical. High School Musical (a.k.a. HSM) premiered on the Disney Channel on January 20, 2006 with 7.7 million viewers. Some say that is when his career launched. In the summer of 2007, Zac showed more of his talents in the remake of Hairspray. A month later, High School Musical 2 came out on Disney Channel with 17.2 million viewers. Just when we thought we'd seen all there is to see of Zac Efron, he surprises the world »

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27 projects chosen for Tribeca All Access

22 March 2009 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Tribeca Film Festival has selected 27 projects for its Tribeca All Access, program which is designed to nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. From April 20-25, the participating directors and screenwriters will present their upcoming works to more than 100 potential investors, development execs, producers and agents.

There are 24 U.S.-based filmmakers involved in the 27 projects, which were selected from a pool of more than 475 submissions. Six projects came through international associations.

The 2009 Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award Narrative jurors are Viola Davis, Sanaa Lathan, Anne Carey, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Luis Guzman, Darnell Martin, Lance Reddick and Amy Robinson; the 2009 Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award Documentary jurors are Ellen Kuras, Fenton Bailey and Lola Ogunnaike.

For the second year, Taa will include international delegates by featuring six projects through its associations with the U.K. Film Council, Screen Australia (formerly Australian Film Commission) and Canadian Film Center. »

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