Martin Scorsese named jury president for Marrakech Film Festival

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Hollywood legend MARTIN SCORSESE has been named the jury president for the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival.

The Departed director will head up the board responsible for selecting the winners in the feature film competition when the festival kicks off in Morocco in November (13).

A statement from Scorsese reads, "I'm very happy to be this year's jury president. I have made two films in Morocco, during which time I came to admire the spirit of the Moroccan people and the beauty of their culture. I am eager to discover the movies coming from all around the world to this unique festival."

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