September 23, 2022
2022 Gotham Week: Meet the Decision Makers — Non-Fiction Producers
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Get first-hand insight into producing non-fiction projects from these decision-makers!

Synopsis

Behind every great documentary is a great producer. During this Meet The Decision Makers session, learn about what it takes to be a successful producer and what directors should look for in their producing team from documentary features and series producers.

ABOUT THE GOTHAM WEEK CONFERENCE
The Gotham Week Conference explores the art and business of film and media today. Seasoned mentors and industry leaders make the Conference the premier forum for creators to break through and take their careers to the next level. Through panels, workshops, and networking opportunities, creators access the tools they need to connect with audiences, expand their story’s reach, and build sustainable careers.

ABOUT GOTHAM WEEK
Back IRL for the first time in three years, Gotham Week 2022 will take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, September 17-23, and also includes virtual programming and events. Each year, Gotham Week connects groundbreaking talent in film, TV, and audio to the ecosystem of industry decision-makers, experts, and organizations that support their success. Through Project Market discoveries and acquisitions, innovative Conference programming, and the inaugural partner Expo, Gotham Week gives independent creators critical industry access, resources, and opportunities to grow their network. It provides a unique platform from which groundbreaking careers and projects have launched, celebrating the creativity, boldness, and determination The Gotham is all about.

Panelists

Ina Fichman
Intuitive Pictures - Producer
For more than twenty-five years, Ina Fichman, Intuitive Pictures, has been producing award- winning documentary and fiction films, and interactive projects. Many of her creative documentaries have been released in theatres in Canada and abroad and have played at festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Hot Docs, RIDM, CPHDOX, Venice, SXSW, Tribeca, TIFF and others. Recent productions include FIRE OF LOVE, which had its world premiere at Sundance 2022 and was sold to National Geographic Documentary Films. Other films include STRAY, THE GIG IS UP, ONCE UPON A SEA, BLUE BOX, THE OSLO DIARIES, INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS, GIFT and LAILA AT THE BRIDGE. Award-winning productions include Amer Shomali’s THE WANTED 18, MONSOON (Canada’s Top 10) and VITA ACTIVA: THE SPIRIT OF HANNAH ARENDT. In 2018, Ina was the recipient of the Don Haig Award from Hot Docs which recognizes the work of a Canadian independent producer. She is currently chair of the national board of the Documentary Association of Canada, sits on the board of the Quebec chapter of DOC, is on the board of Hot Docs, is one of the chairs of the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) and co- chairs the International Committee of the Canadian producers association, CMPA. For 7 years, Ina sat on the board of the CMPA where she chaired the Documentary Committee. She is one of the founding board members of Montreal Women in Film (FCTNM) and Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI). Ina is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Diana Holtzberg
East Village Entertainment - Founder
Diana Holtzberg is a producer, agent, writer and consultant. She founded East Village Entertainment (EVE) in 2007, a NYC-based boutique agency devoted to media that enlightens, inspires and entertains. Diana has won two Emmy Awards (in 2009 for The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale and in 2016 for Education, Inc.) and a Canadian Screen Award (Canada’s Academy Award + Golden Globe) in 2018 for Best Feature Length Documentary for RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World. She has also received six Emmy nominations (2014, 2016, two in 2019, 2020, 2022) and a Producers Guild of America nom for Best Sports Programming (2016). She is executive producer on 22 feature documentaries, among them JOYCE CAROL OATES: A Body In The Service of Mind (2021), Mr. Gaga (2016); Requiem for the American Dream (2015); End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones (2004); Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women Over 65 (2004).  She worked on over 300 films from 2001-2016 while at Films Transit International, one of the longest running and highly regarded agencies specializing in the worldwide release of documentaries.

Susan Margolin
St. Marks Prodcutions LLC - Founder
Susan Margolin is a pioneer of digital film distribution and a dedicated creator and supporter of independent film and television with over 25+ years’ experience. She founded New Video, a leading global force in independent home entertainment. New Video’s library of films, television and web content, featured programming from leading brands including A+E, History Channel, Monty Python, Thames Television, Sundance Institute, Tribeca films, Major League Baseball and Scholastic, amongst others. Through Docurama Films, a subsidiary of New Video, Margolin championed more than 400 award-winning non-fiction films, from Academy Award nominees including Kirby Dick’s and Amy Ziering’s The Invisible War, Joe Berlinger’s Paradise Lost trilogy, Danfung Dennis’ Hell and Back Again, Nancy Buirski’s The Loving Story to D.A. Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back. New Video/Docurama Films became the largest independent digital aggregation company in North America. Margolin sold New Video/Docurama Films to Cinedigm in 2012. As Co-President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, Margolin released many critically acclaimed independent films including Daniel Destin Crettin’s groundbreaking Short Term 12. In 2016 Margolin launched St. Marks Productions LLC, a production and distribution services company. She recently produced Nancy Buirski’s Desperate Souls, Dark City, and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy and Trish Adlesic’s feature documentary A Tree of Life (HBO) about the 2018 shooting at A Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, as well as Buirski’s 2021 film entitled A Crime on The Bayou (Starz).  She produced Alexandra Codina’s feature documentary, Paper Children, for YouTube Originals, Buirski’s critically acclaimed feature documentary, The Rape of Recy Taylor (Starz), and Cheryl Miller Houser documentary feature Generation Startup (Executive Producer). She is an Executive Producer of Judith Helfand’s Love and Stuff, and of Zeva Oelbaum’s and Sabine Krayenbuhl’s Obsessed With Light. Margolin serves on the Board of Directors of Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Documentary Producers Alliance, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the Hamptons DocFest, the Advisory Board of New York Women in Film and Television, and she served on the board of BAFTA New York for over a decade.  She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA). Margolin lives in NYC with her husband and two children. She is a graduate of Brown University.

Jessica Wolfson
Indeed - Executive Producer of Creative
Jessica Wolfson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She began her film career at IFCtv Originals where she produced projects by many renowned filmmakers including Kirby Dick, Steve James, John Landis, and Jon Favreau. Jessica has directed several films including HOT GREASE (Discovery Channel), RADIO UNNAMEABLE (Kino Lorber) and PLAY AROUND WITH ME (ESPN). She has produced many feature and short documentaries including LIFE & LIFE, RADICAL LANDSCAPES, and SACRED (PBS). She has created content for PBS, Discovery, History Channel, ESPN, Paramount+, MTV, Wall Street Journal, Magnolia, Conde Nast, and many brands and nonprofits. Her most recent projects include KINDERLAND and THE PAINT WIZZARD (New Yorker). Jessica was named “20 Under 40” by DOC NYC in 2010. She has acted as consultant for many documentary projects, a mentor for the Gotham and Tribeca Film Institute and teaches documentary production at New York Film Academy. Currently she is the executive producer of creative at Indeed.

Date & Time

Friday, September 23, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

RSVP DEADLINE: September 23, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Location

Virtual Online

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