Theo Dumont is a well rounded PR executive with a deep knowledge and understanding of the entertainment industry. Dumont’s expertise spans the areas of corporate communications, talent publicity, film publicity and digital entertainment having worked as Director of PR in Corporate Communications for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) while working closely with Jeff Pryor under the tenure of CEO Harry Sloan.
Dumont currently owns and operates Dumont Marketing a leading corporate entertainment PR firm in Hollywood. Dumont is also the co-founder and co-director of the HollyShorts Film Festival, the largest short film festival in Hollywood devoted to advancing the careers of independent filmmakers through networking events and screenings. For the past 7 years, HollyShorts Film Festival has featured participation from the top filmmakers and artists in the world including: James Caan, Paul Haggis, David Lynch, Josh Brolin, Jessica Biel, David Arquette, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jason Biggs, John Dahl, Darren Lew, Malcolm Barrett, Demi Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Scott Porter, Joel David Moore, Carter Smith and many more and the tradition continues with this incarnation of the most anticipated short film event of the year. HollyShorts Film Festival is a place where indie filmmakers can rub elbows and network with top industry executives, managers, agents to advance the careers in the heart of Hollywood. The 2012 HollyShorts Film Festival takes place August 19-16, 2012.