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Part of our free First Tuesday Event Series
April 3rd, 6:30 – 8:30pm @ Roy Street Coffee & Tea, Seattle.
Experience the momentum and strength of some of the strongest and most prolific filmmakers in Seattle. They will discuss their creative inspiration, from scriptwriting & producing, to financing their indie films at TheFilmSchool’s First Tuesday on April 3rd, 2012 at Roy Street Coffee & Tea.
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Panelists include award-winning women filmmakers:
Sue Corcoran‘s short film Circus of Infinity won Best in Show at the Accolade Awards, and Best Short by the Nell Shipman WIF/Seattle Awards and has toured numerous festivals worldwide. Sue was named One to Watch by the Seattle Stranger Genius Awards in Film and most recently garnered success as the Associate Producer of Acclaimed Director Lynn Shelton’s Humpday. Sue is also the winner of a National Addy Award for her web series for Life Takes Visa. Sue’s 22 documentary pieces were recently launched for the show $5 Cover on MTV.Com in Dec. 2010. She has produced, written, and directed award-winning film and video for more than 15 years with experience ranging from feature production, commercials and music videos to corporate film and video. Sue’s first feature Gory Gory Hallelujah is currently in worldwide release after winning Best Feature at Shockerfest then being awarded the Bravest Feature of the Bend Film Festival by Gus Van Sant. Besides being called “a bankable yankee blond” by the London Standard, Sue’s directorial style has been described as “Felliniesque” by visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, Blade Runner) and countless others. Sue’s feature film Ira Finkelstein’s Christmas, starring Eliot Gould, has just been released.
Lynn Shelton was born in Seattle and completed an M.F.A at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has directed the feature films We Go Way Back (06), My Effortless Brilliance (08), Humpday which premiered at Sundance, won the Special Jury Prize, was acquired by Magnolia Pictures, and has shown at Cannes, SIFF, South by Southwest and other film festivals. Her latest film, Your Sister’s Sister, starring Emily Blunt, also premiered at Sundance and is this year’s opening night film for the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival.
Jennifer Roth is the recent winner of The Mayor’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Film and is a 20 year veteran of the film industry. She was recently the executive producer of Darren Aronofsky’s film Black Swan which stars Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. In 2008 she was the executive/line producer on the Darren Aronofsky film The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Her other producer credits include “World’s Greatest Dad”, “Smart People” and “The Squid and the Whale”. Her early production credits include “Bad Lieutenant”, “Smoke”, “The Crow” and “Deadman”.
Megan Griffiths has been a director, writer and producer. The Off Hours, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2011, is her second feature. She directed her first feature, “First Aid for Choking,” in 2003, and has since written and directed two narrative shorts.
Griffiths’ producing credits include the absurdist buddy comedy, The Catechism Cataclysm, and 2006 Slamdance Special Jury prize-winner, “The Guatemalan Handshake.” She co-produced the upcoming Lynn Shelton comedy, “Your Sister’s Sister,” starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt and Mark Duplass, and the acclaimed documentary, “Zoo.” Her third feature film, “Eden,” is in production.
Lacey Leavitt is a Seattle-based producer and whose credits include Colin Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed (Sundance ’12), Todd Rohal’s The Catechism Cataclysm (Sundance ’11), Dan Brown’s Your Lucky Day and two of Megan’s short films, Moving and Eros. She is the board president for IFP/Seattle, the Northwest chapter of the nation’s largest non-profit film organization. Lacey co-directed and produced the award-winning roller derby documentary Blood on the Flat Track (Strand Releasing) and is now a Rat City Rollergirl.
Jane Charles is an award-winning producer with over twenty years experience with every aspect of filmmaking. From Assistant Director to Producer, she has worked in production on series such as 21 Jump Street, Wise Guy and Booker as well as feature films Bird on a Wire (Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn), Pure Luck (Danny Glover, Martin Short) and Run (Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston). She has produced hundreds of commercials and shows for television including: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Home Away From Home, as well as music videos featuring Sting, Harry Connick Jr and Our Lady Peace.