A well-rounded individual whose interests include movies, cinema and film, Chicagoan Lisa Nesselson contributed to Variety from Paris from 1990 through 2007 and now writes for Screen International. From 1986-2001 she wrote the irreverent monthly film pages of the Paris Free Voice. A contributor to the BBC World Service and a former Radio France International anchor, her book-length translations from French to English include biographies of Clint Eastwood, Simone de Beauvoir and Cinematheque Francaise founder Henri Langlois. In a shameless ploy to pad her resume, Nesselson performed the role of Lucy in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown for a 6-month run in English at the Galerie 55 in Paris and, from 1983-1987, completed the annual New York Road Runners Club invitational Run-Up the Empire State Building. Having served on over two dozen film festival juries, Nesselson concludes that awards are either incredibly important or completely irrelevant.