Breakfast with Alison Thompson Sunray Films

By July 29, 2014 Events

Get the inside story on the world of international film sales and independent cinema.

Presented in collaboration with Screen Australia, this is a rare opportunity to hear up close and personal stories from legendary, international film executive Alison Thompson, as she chats with Matthew Deaner in the latest of our Breakfast Briefings.

How is the business changing and what impact does this have on producers? What is the role of Festivals and how important is the Cast or Director in selling a film? How is Australia perceived in a global context?

In January this year Alison formed Sunray Films, whose aim is to cultivate a diverse range of films from a wealth of sources and to present bold works that deliver global commercial and critical success.

Prior to launching Sunray Films, Alison was co-president of Focus Features International (FFI), the international arm of US based Focus Features and one of the world’s leading international sales agents and financiers with high profile titles such as Brokeback Mountain, The Motorcycle Diaries, Moonrise Kingdom and Blue Jasmine. In 2005, Alison came to FFI from Pathe Pictures International whose films included Jane Campion’s In The Cut and Girl With A Pearl Earring.

Seats are limited so it is wise to book now!

Date: Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Time: 8.00am to 9.30am (breakfast included)
Venue: Watts on Crown, 368 Crown St, Surry Hills

Members: $30  |  Non Members & Special Guilds $40