The PGA East Diversity Committee & the PGA East Student Members
invite you & a guest to…
A NEW SALON SERIES
THE EUROPEAN MARKET
Thursday, May 31
7:00pm: Doors Open
7:30pm: Panel with Q&A
799 Washington St., Ground Floor
Btwn Horatio & Gansevoort St.
This Salon Series on International Co-Productions addresses the global landscape for independent filmmakers. Panels will focus on the recent growth of international film co-production, and explore the advantages and obstacles of this complex, but often rewarding strategy.
With everyone just back from Cannes, this first panel will focus on the European Market, in which we will discuss what opportunities are available for producers to finance their movies through co-productions and creative forms of distribution.
Future discussions in this series will include the MENA region, Asia, Bollywood, Nollywood, South African, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Film producer & former TV executive Sandra Schulberg led the team that restored Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today, and that preserved two dozen Marshall Plan films. Her many movie credits include the Oscar-nominated Quills, starring Geoffrey Rush & Kate Winslet; Undisputed, starring Wesley Snipes & Ving Rhames; and Sundance Grand Prize-winner Waiting for the Moon, starring Linda Hunt. For 7 years, she served as VP of the PBS American Playhouse series, and for 3 years ran film investment for Hollywood Partners, a private German media fund. A longtime advocate of American indie cinema, she founded the IFP, and co-founded First Fun Features. Her B.A. is from Swarthmore College with postgraduate study at USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy. She teaches Feature Film Financing & Co-Production at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division.
After graduating from Sciences Po Paris (Master of Culture and Media Management) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (Master of Contemporary German Studies), Adeline Monzier joined DIRE, a French syndicate gathering 9 independent distributors (Bac Films, Diaphana, Haut et Court, Le Pacte, Les Films du Losange, Memento, Pyramide, Rezo, Wild Bunch Distribution). Within DIRE, she created Europa Distribution, a network of independent European distributors, of which she is now in charge. Today, the network gathers more than 115 leading independent distributors, representing 26 European countries. The organization acts as a lobby, a think-tank and a network. Adeline Monzier also launched recently US in Progress, in partnership with the American Film Festival in Poland and the Champs-Elysées Film Festival in France. US in Progress is a European Programme for US independent films in post-production to be presented to European buyers in order to foster the circulation and distribution of US independent films in Europe. Adeline Monzier has also been a script reader for numerous French companies & organizations, including Mars Distribution & CNC.
Joana Vincente has been the Executive Director of the IFP since December 2009. Prior to this, she and her partner Jason Kliot produced/executive produced over forty films by such acclaimed directors as Jim Jarmusch, Miguel Arteta, Brian De Palma, Hal Hartley, Steven Soderbergh, Nicole Holofcener, and Todd Solondz. She has co-founded three separate and unique film production entities over the course of her career. Among the many films that Vicente and Kliot have produced are Tony Bui’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award-winner Three Seasons, Jim Jarmusch’s cult classic Coffee and Cigarettes, Niels Mueller’s The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Todd Solondz’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning Welcome to the Dollhouse, Brian De Palma’s controversial Redacted, and Alex Gibney’s Academy Award® nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Vicente’s films have garnered numerous accolades and awards, including twenty-three Independent Spirit Award nominations and four wins. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Made in NY Award for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to New York City’s entertainment industry. Vicente graduated from the Masters program at The Catholic University of Portugal with a degree in Philosophy and began her career as the press attaché for the Portuguese delegate—and former Prime Minister of Portugal—at the European Parliament. She later became a radio news producer for the United Nations before turning her attention to film.
Mikael Södersten is a dramaturg and script doctor to Scandinavia's leading directors and producers. He’s worked on over 40 films, most recently with director Tomas Alfredson on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Södersten also consulted closely to best-selling novelist Henning Mankell on the upcoming Swedish TV mini-series on the life of Ingmar Bergman. As Senior Script Consultant to the Swedish Film Institute, he developed over 25 films, including Grand Jury prizewinners at Tribeca and Sundance. As a filmmaker, he’s made award-winning shorts and two novella-length films broadcast on Swedish TV: Pass, with Michael Nyqvist (Millennium trilogy) and Fissura, which he wrote and directed, and was hailed as "the best Swedish short of the decade.” He studied Film and Film Theory at Stockholm University and Harvard University.
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