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Roger Ebert's 3rd Annual Overlooked Film Festival Official Sponsors

Founding Sponsor, $5,000 and above 
for either of the first two years or both
The News-Gazette
American Airlines/ American Eagle
Chicago Sun-Times
Roger and Chaz Ebert
Dr. Brand Fortner, chairman, Fortner Software, LLC
UI Trustee and Mrs. Roger Plummer
President and Mrs. James Stukel
Office of the Chancellor, Urbana Campus
Northwest Airlines
Primary Sponsor: $50,000*
The News-Gazette 
Platinum Sponsor: $5,000 to $9,999
American Airlines/ American Eagle
Bravo Networks and the Independent Film Channel
Chicago Sun-Times
Betsy Hendrick
Roger and Chaz Ebert
Northwest Airlines
UI Trustee and Mrs. Roger Plummer
President and Mrs. James Stukel
Office of the Chancellor, Urbana Campus
Robert B. Sturm
Dennis Toeppen, President, Suburban Express
Gold Sponsor: $2,500 to $4,999
Champaign-Urbana Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dr. Brand Fortner, chairman, Fortner Software, LLC
Silver Sponsor, $1,000
Thomas Bash
The Busey Family of Financial Services
David and Linda Clark
Glenn Poor's Audio-Video and Balanced Audio Technology
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Martin and Barbara Israel
Roger and Marsha Woodbury
Patron, $500 to $999
Howard Friedman
Wayne and Marlene McGuirt
Michele Thompson
Festival Friends, $499 and below
Dianna Armstrong
Tom Bearrows
Cheryl Bullock and Collin Bullock
Pat Casey, Pat Casey Appraisals
Alice Chou
Richard Coates
Scott, Beverly and Marshall Craig
Scott Durfee and Lisa Brown
Michelle Forren
Fred and Donna Giertz
Rodney Grimaldi
Marc and Nicole Miller
Kevin Boyd and Jonathan Megginson
Max and Betsy Mitchell
Martha Palit
Jane Phillips
Reel Movie Critic.Com
That's Rentertainment
Louis and Sandy Rice
Patricia White
David and Donna Whitehill
Sharon Shavitt and Steve Zimmerman
Gifts in Kind
ABC Sanitary Hauling/Recycling
Adventure Travel, Inc.
Robert Baird, Web Site Designer
Carlton Bruett, Designer
C&U Poster Advertising Co.
Champaign Park District | The Virginia Theatre
Champaign Fairfield Inn
Champaign-Urbana MTD
Daily Illini
Ralph and Joe, the Flying Tomato Brothers,
from Garcia's Pizza in a Pan
Hampton Inn at Uof I
Hawthorne Suites
Jumer's Castle Lodge
"Micro-Film: The Magazine of Personal Cinema in Action"
Net66, powered by eGIX, web hosting
News Talk 1400/ Lite Rock 97.5
Nic's Basket Case
The Octopus
Cynthia Pipkin-Doyle, Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique
WCCU FOX Channel 27
WCIA CBS Channel 3
WICD NBC Channel 15
 * The News-Gazette has made a one-time donation of $50,000 toward the remodeling of the Virginia Theatre's projection booth.
Interested parties should contact Melissa McKillip
at 217-244-0552, fax 217-333-9882, or

perhaps you would be interested in 
joining this year's sponsors