Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate Partners With Wine Country Film Festival

Posted by Karen Monroe — May 12, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO – (May 13, 2008) – A proud supporter of the arts, environment and social awareness, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate is pleased to announce its Platinum partnership with the upcoming 22nd Annual Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival, a nonprofit educational organization designed to bring the region a program of stimulating, thoughtful, cultural and eco-friendly films from around the world. The Wine Country Film Festival will be held in venues throughout Sonoma and Napa July 23 through August 3.Pacific%20Union%20GMAC%20Real%20Estate“This film festival is America’s best kept secret film festival. Stephen Ashton is a genius in bringing brilliant films from around the globe that have a profound message and are at the top of their craft,” said Avram Goldman, President and CEO of Pacific Union, a leading luxury real estate firm in the Bay Area headquartered in the San Francisco Presidio. “The quality, messaging and diversity of the international film program is impressive, and in alignment with the values and interests of Pacific Union. We are excited to be part of this year’s festival.”Founded in 1986 by creative director Stephen Ashton, the Wine Country Film Festival is committed to featuring films that effectively bridge cultural gaps. For more than 20 years, Ashton has traveled the world handpicking specific films and directors to include in his annual event, which includes special wine tasting and culinary events, premier master classes and lots of fun under the stars for nine nights during the summer. Ashton, a documentary cinematographer got his training in the early 60s at New York University’s film school. The specific films and venues for this year’s festival will be announced in June.“Film and the arts can give rise to our dreams and provide new creative possibilities for each of us,” said Ashton. “Our program is designed to engage curiosity, stir the senses, stimulate enlightened dialogue, raise environmental awareness and build cultural bonds.”For more information about the Wine Country Film Festival, or to purchase tickets for the event, visit Sonoma Wine Country Film FestivalFounded in 1986 by Stephen Ashton, the Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival is a nonprofit educational organization created to bring the region a program of the best films from around the world with attending filmmakers who are able to share their vision with others in the film festival forum. The program is designed to engage curiosity, stir the senses, stimulate enlightened dialogue, raise environmental awareness and build cultural bonds. For more information, visit or email Union GMAC Real EstateSince 1975, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has thoughtfully matched generations of buyers and sellers throughout the entire Bay Area. Pacific Union GMAC focuses on delivering outstanding quality and unparalleled service to a full spectrum of discerning clients. Pacific Union GMAC is the only firm in California to receive a distinguished four star International Property Award in association with CNBC Europe and the London Daily Mirror for superior marketing materials and client services in the luxury marketplace. A premier, locally managed brokerage with knowledgeable, experienced real estate professionals, Pacific Union GMAC takes a leading edge to new technology applications designed to enhance the client experience. Pacific Union is a GMAC Home Services company. For more information, visit

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