Adrià Monés Murlans – Filmax (Spain)
Executive Producer and Director of Coproductions
Production, domestic distribution, exhibitors and sales agent
With its headquarters in Barcelona, FILMAX is one of the main independent Spanish groups providing audiovisual content as producers, domestic distributors, exhibitors and international sales agent.
Internationally acclaimed Filmax titles: - TRANSSIBERIAN (2008) by Brad Anderson; starring Woody Harrelson & Sir Ben Kingsley. - FRAGILE (2005) by Jaume Balagueró; starring Calista Flockhart and Richard Roxburg. - THE MACHINIST (2004) by Brad Anderson; starring Christian Bale. Recently Completed Titles: - EXORCISMUS (2010) by Manuel Carballo. - THE WAY (2010) by Emilio Estevez: with Martin Sheen. - [REC]2 (2009) by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. - SLEEP TIGHT (2011) by Jaume Balagueró. - SNOWFLAKE (2011, animation) by Andrés G. Schaer. - [REC]3 GENESIS (2011) by Paco Plaza. In Pre- Production / Development : - [REC]4 APOCALYPSE (2012) by Jaume Balagueró. - THE RETURNED (2012) by Manuel Carballo. - TORMENT (2012) by Jordan Barker
Alejandra Guzman - Dynamo (Colômbia)
Director of Investments
Alejandra obtained a bachelor of science in Economics and Neuroscience from Brown University in the United States and completed an MBA at Harvard Business School. She worked at Goldman Sachs in their private equity group for over four years (in New York and London) before gaining film development and financing experience in Los Angeles and Brazil. Alejandra joined dynamo in 2011 where she currently holds a position as Director of Investments at dynamo capital, managing dynamo’s film-financing vehicles.
Alexandre David - Sony Pictures Television
Producer (Sony / AXN / Sony Spin)
Producer with over 15 years of TV experience, Alexandre David works as production and development supervisor at Sony Pictures Television. Based in São Paulo, David is responsible for the relationships with independent producers, as well for the control of the stpes of production process. In Sony Pictures Television, he developed original productions, such as the reality show Brazil's Next Top Mode, with 3 seasons, and the game show DatXpress, both for Sony Entertainment Television. His career includes O2 Filmes and HBO. David has a degree in Film Production for New York Film Academy and for Maine Media Workshops, both in USA.
Ana Cristina Paixão - Universal Networks International Brasil
Manager of Production – Universal Channel
Ana Cristina Paixão is currently responsible for the production of local content and On-Air Promotions at Universal Networks International Brasil. Prior to that, she worked as a copywriter/producer for Globosat Sports channel: Sportv - having received several awards, including a bronze medal at New York Festivals, also gold and silver trophy at Promax Latin America with best promo campaign for a channel. She is graduated with honors at the Universidade Federal of Rio de Janeiro and has an MBA from ESPM - Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing and a degree in Marketing from PUC- Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
André Saddy - Canal Brasil
Partner and Marketing and Projects Manager - Canal Brasil
Commercial Supervisor od the movies "O Quatrilho", "O que é Isso, Companheiro?", "Bela Donna", "Uma Aventura do Zico" e "Bossa Nova".
Production of the 35 mm short films "45% Cinema Urbano", "Os Filhos do Nelson", "A Incrível História da Mulher que Mudou de Cor". Executive Producer of the feature film "Loki - Arnaldo Batista".
Aranka Matits - Pretty Pictures (France)
Head of Acquisitions - Distribution
As Head of Acquisitions for French distributor Pretty Pictures Aranka licenses feature films and documentaries from sales agents and filmmakers worldwide. With a focus on prominent directors and especially emerging talent many of the films she acquired premiered at A festivals and have won prestigious awards; for example THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (Best Foreign Film, Oscar 2010), WINTER’S BONE (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2010), THE HOUSEMAID (Cannes, Sélection Officielle 2010), GOODBYE (Best Director, Un Certain Regard 2011) and THE HUNT (Best Actor, Cannes, Sélection Officielle 2010).
She previously worked as Sales Executive for London-based ThinkFilm International, a division of international sales agency, production and financing entity Capitol Films and sister company to the US distributor ThinkFilm. She sold a diverse slate that included world-renowned directors like Nigel Cole or Alex de la Iglesia and films by new talent such as Derek Cianfrance (BLUE VALENTINE). Additionally, Aranka consulted for the features section of Birds Eye View, the UK's film festival dedicated to women filmmakers. Previously, Aranka worked with production and finance outfit Constance Media on a number of features, and was involved in executive producing RESCUE DAWN by Werner Herzog and GOODBYE BAFANA by Bille August amongst others.
Originally from Cologne, Aranka studied Literature and Art History at University College London and earned a Ph.D. in German and Film Studies at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
Ari Haas - Myriad Pictures (USA)
Director, Production and Acquisitions
International Sales and Production
Ari Haas is Director of Production and Acquisitions for Santa Monica-based Myriad Pictures where he is responsible for developing the company’s slate of projects. In the two and a half years he has been with Myriad he worked on the Academy Award ® - nominated film Margin Call, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons; Goon, producer Don Carmody’s raunchy hockey comedy starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Liev Schrieber, and happythankyoumoreplease, Josh Radnor’s directorial debut. Haas is currently working on the romantic comedy Responsible Adults, starring Katie Holmes and Chace Crawford, to be directed by Jon Poll, Seconds of Pleasure, written and to be directed by Neil Labute, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Prior to joining Myriad, Haas was a Los Angeles-based Acquisitions Consultant for IFC Films. Before that, at William Morris Independent, Haas worked on Away From Her, Grace Is Gone and Frozen River. Haas worked for director Neil LaBute’s Pretty Pictures and was a Production Assistant on the feature The Shape of Things. He is the producer of two short films, Running Time and Orson. Haas received his BA in Film Production at Boston’s Emerson College, and attended the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC in Los Angeles.
Benjamin Odell - Pantelion Films
Head of Production – Executive (Production / Acquisition / Distribution)
Odell is currently head of production for Pantelion Films, a joint venture between Lionsgate and Televisa. Pantelion produces and distributes films for the US and Latin America targeting the Latino market. He has produced dozens of films both for the studio as well as independently. Most recently he produced Girl In Progress starring Eva Mendes and Un Cuento Chino starring Ricardo Darin.
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt - Perlmutt Productions, Inc. (USA)
BENT-JORGEN PERMUTT co-directed and edited DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2011). He directed and produced LUMO (POV, 2007), a documentary that won a Student Academy Award and was broadcast on PBS. He served as the co-producer and additional editor of CONTROL ROOM (Magnolia Pictures, 2004), and the associate editor of VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR (Acolyte Films, 2008). He wrote, directed, and produced LES VULNERABLES (Perlmutt Productions, 2007), the closing night short of the New York FF and a grand jury prize-winner at AFI Dallas. He also edited and field-produced MAN V. VOLCANO (MARKET ROAD FILMS, 2011) for National Geographic Explorer. Perlmutt has directed, produced, and/or edited short films for organizations including UNICEF, UNIFEM, AMC, MTV, INTERVIEW MAGAZINE, the New York Academy of Medicine, HelpAge, and HEAL Africa. He is a member of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Indie Film," and a recipient of a 2009 Sundance / Sloan grant for his script ON THE LEFT. He has taught at Columbia University and all over Africa for organizations including Mira Nair's MAISHA FILMLAB and Peter Gabriel's WITNESS. Perlmutt holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University.
Bruna Demaison - Multishow – Globosat
Content Coordinator (Multishow, Bis e Off)
Content Coordinator of the Globosat channels Multishow, Bis and Off. Previously, was in Oi's start up, made part of GNT Programming team and worked in Shy, besides working in independents producers and marketing agencies. Degree in Communication, studied Film and Television Business in Fundação Gétúlio Vargas. She is co-author of two books of chronicles.
Cate Kane – Artificial Eye Films (U.K.)
Acquistions (Arthouse and foreign language titles)
Chiara Gelardin – HanWay Films (UK)
International Sales Manager (Sales Agency)
Chiara Gelardin received her B.A. degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she majored in Comparative Literature and Film Theory. After graduation, she worked as a paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, predominantly working on Latin American transactions (she is a native Spanish speaker), and at Freshfields in London. She went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.
After almost 2 years in the legal department at Momentum Pictures, Chiara joined HanWay’s sister company, Recorded Picture Company, as Business Affairs Executive in April 2009. Her role spanned both companies — working closely across all aspects of business affairs for RPC’s productions and catalogue as well as negotiating and drafting acquisitions contracts for HanWay.
She joined the HanWay sales team in the summer of 2011.
Christophe Dimitri Réveille - CDR-PROD (France)
CDR-PROD have always been fascinated by outcast characters. Between 2003 and 2012, the owner of CDR-PROD co-wrote Benigno's biography (a revolutionary fighter who survived Che's guerilla war in Bolivia) with Benigno himself. At the same time, between 2005 and 2009, CDR-PROD produced a four-hours documentary on one the greatest American acting coaches, Jack Waltzer, in order to give a better understanding of his teaching. The directors followed him through 50 years of the Actors' Studio history, and in the shadows of his famous students and friends (from Sigourney Weaver to Robert Duval). In parallel, CDR-PROD develop the screenplay of "Hannah’s gift", from the original bestseller "Hannah's Gift" by Maria Housden and actually CDR-PROD is in pre-production. It tells the story of the author's three years old daughter, Hannah, dying from cancer. This project comes at a moment of deep personal reflection and exploration of the experience of losing a loved one.
Cristina Fantato - Fox International Productions
Head of Development and Production - Development and production of brazilian feature films
Spent the past 4 years at Fox International Productions as the head of Local Productions in Brazil. Began the career in the entertainment industry working as executive producer for film and tv independent projects. Prior to joining the audiovisual market integrated the management team of the Modern Art Museum in São Paulo. Graduated from the ESPM Marketing School and post graduated in Arts Management from the Barcelona University.
Daniela Mignani – GNT – Globosat
Daniela Mignani began her career at Banco Central, and then went to Infoglobo and Grupo Multiplan – Renasce. In 2000, started working in Globosat, where became an expert in the pay TV market. She worked as Marketing Manager at USA Channel (actually Universal) and at Multishow. In 2010, also as Marketing Manager, got in GNT, and directly participated in preparation and releasing of the channel’s new programming, in March of 2011. In August of the same year, took over the direction of GNT.
Darren Goldberg - Atlantic Pictures (USA)
Darren Goldberg is a founding partner of Atlantic Pictures. Atlantic Pictures produces feature films, commercials and branded content and functions as a US co-producer for international productions shooting in the United States. Most recently, Atlantic produced “The Brass Teapot,” Starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto film festival and sold to Magnolia Pictures. Atlantic’s previous film, “The Art of Getting By,” debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and sold to Fox Searchlight. Additional credits include: Brant Sersen’s “Splinterheads,” Tom Obrien’s “Fairhaven,” and Lex Sidon’s “Grand Street”. Prior to Atlantic, Goldberg produced films including “Manito” (Sundance 2002), “Cry Funny Happy” (Sundance 2003), “Room” (Sundance 2005, Cannes 2005). He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work on “Room.”
Didier COSTET - Swift Productions (France)
In 1992, Didier Costet created Paris-based SWIFT PRODUCTIONS with the goal of specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of quality motion pictures. In addition to TV distribution (200 titles) and a video label, theatrical film distribution is handled through its sister company EQUATION.
In 2008, Didier Costet produced Brillante Ma. MENDOZA’s Serbis. It was the first Filipino film selected for the Cannes official competition since 1984. In 2009, he produced both MENDOZA’s Kinata y (which won the Cannes Best Director Prize) and Lola (selected in Venice official competition). In 2011, he produced South African Oliver HERMANUS’ Beauty (Un Certain Regard Cannes). It was the first Afrikaans film to screen at the festival and the first official French/South African co-production. The same year, he produced MENDOZA’s latest feature, CAPTIVE, starring Isabelle Huppert, which makes its world premiere in official competition at the 2012 Berlin festival.
Fernando Sokolowicz - Aleph Media S.A. (Argentina)
President - Producción Cinematográfica
Fernando Sokolowicz is a businessman that began his career as a journalist, and then went to the audiovisual industry 20 years ago. With a degree in journalism for La Plata National Universi, he is the president of the daily Pagina 12,which celebrated 25 years in May.
He integrated and collaborated wth several human rights organizations in Argentina in the past three decades. In his media activity, he was president of the Audiovisual Producers Association from Mercosul.
In 2002, Sokolowicz was manager of the Channel 9 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and also worked as producer in several public TV shows, such as Mosaic (ATC), in 1995 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Hora Libre (ATC), in 1996 (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and the documentary series Medio Ambiente, in 1998.
Founder of the producers Aleph Media SA, Maiz Produciones, Hasta La Victoria SA, Aleph Producciones, Aleph Cine SA, among others, with which he produced over 50 movies in the last 15 years, with the highest quality in audiovisual contents developed to different formats, following the whole process, since the moment of the conception of the project and its whole development: design of production, technique, content, audience, exhibition and commercialization.
Vi-Da Global é uma empresa argentina dedicada à aquisição e digitalização de conteúdo cinematográfico e literário. Também tem suas próprias plataformas -- Video On Demand (www.vesvi.com.br) e e-books (www.bajolibros.com) --, permitindo a exibição, promoção e comercialização das marcas.
Felipe Boshell - Caracol Television (Colombia)
Managing Director Caracol TV - TV Broadcasting and Production
With over 12 years experience in the industry Felipe oversees the production unit of Caracol TV currently producing more than 1500 hours per year between Series, Telenovelas, Reality Shows, Talent Shows and Game Shows. He´s also responsible for the co production developments in the company. Prior to his current role he lead Teleset, an independent production company partially sold to Sony Pictures TV in 2010 and worked for Universal Studios in London. He has experience structuring production deals for national and international productions.
Flavia Costa - Gloob - Globosat
Content & Programming
Frederic Malègue – Goyave Production (France)
Since 2000, Goyave Production has produced twenty short films and documentary films (Goyave presented 6 films at the 2011 Cannes festival). Goyave Production is currently developing two feature films, which are both international co productions.
Both Producers at Goyave have complementary experience and networks:
Damien Mc Donald has worked in the movie industry for the past twelve years, first at the International Sales Dept. at MK2, then in Distribution at UFD and Pan-européenne, and as a Producer. He also participated in the Franco-German Masterclass Workshop for Young European Producers (Femis / Ludwigsburg Filmakademie), bringing in his sharp knowledge in the field of European Co-Producing, as well as his very international contacts network.
Frédéric Malègue is an expert in film financing in the banking business, and a definite know-how as an Executive Producer. Among other things, he created Cininvest at the French Société Générale bank, the first movie-box-office-performance-linked bond issue, as well as the first movie-linked warrant.
Gerson Sanginitto – Reef Pictures, Inc. e Sophia Filmes Ltda.
Productor/Director - Film industry
Gerson Sanginitto is a producer and director. He studied at California State University Long Beach, and has directed the award-wining short films Contend and The TV Broke. He founded Reef Pictures, in Los Angeles, and Sophia Filmes, in Brazil, which is affiliate to Reef.
His feature films Beyond the Ring and The Morge were awarded and selected in international festivals. He participated in Commander and Chief, Maximum Cage Fighting, Big Game and The Mothers of Chico Xavier.
Gerson has just released Area Q, which was nominated to best movie and direction. Future Projects: Dress to Marry, Conspiracy, West Zone, Esmeralda, Where Were You in Rio When the Lights Went Out, Double or Nothing and Carnival Queens.
Horacio G. Grinberg - Grinfilms (Argentina)
Producer and Writer
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