One hour before screenings begin on the final day of the 2003 Miami International Film Festival, Nicole Guillemet -- tailored, coiffed, and uncharacteristically agitated -- sits huddled over a tiny cocktail table at the back of the dim balcony lounge at the National Hotel. Leaning forward and locking her eyes on her interlocutor, the 53-year-old Frenchwoman waves her right index finger from left to right across columns of preliminary figures for the twentieth annual festival: record ticket sales approaching 42,000; record membership dollars at $250,000; and sponsorship dollars at $300,000 in cash and $710,000 in kind (vehicle donations, etc.) Looking on from across the... More >>>