Tollin to be honored at film festival

info@islandpacket.comNovember 30, 2012 

Director and producer Mike Tollin will be presented with the Jean Ribaut Award for Excellence in Filmmaking during the 7th annual Beaufort International Film Festival, Feb. 13-17.

Tollin has produced and directed more than a dozen feature films, several award-winning documentaries and hundreds of hours of TV programming, according to a release from the festival committee.

Tollin's films include "Radio," "Wild Hogs," "Coach Carter," "Hardball," "Varsity Blues" and "Big Fat Liar."

"Radio" was filmed mostly in Walterboro and included extras from the Beaufort area.

Tollin is also a founding board member of Common Sense Media and Children Now, two groups that focus on kids and media, and the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, which gives scholarships to underprivileged youth.

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