Simon Graham-Clare - Production and Development Executive
Future Films USA.
Audrey Delaney, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Acquisitions, Myriad Pictures.
Richard Hicks, Casting Director (ON THE ROAD, GRAVITY)
Tiffany Boyle, VP Packaging & Sales, Ramo Law.
Moderated by Producer Robyn Kershaw, (SAVE YOUR LEGS, BRAN NUE DAE)
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Los Angeles Film School
6363 Sunset Boulevard
90028AiF Members are free.
Non Members are $10 per person (pay via paypal in advance)
Parking available via the Ivar Street Parking Structure behind the LAFS.
In his current position, and working closely with Future Films' London production base, Simon Graham-Clare assesses projects that the company might board to finance or co-produce, evaluating projects' packages, finance plans and creative elements. He also looks to develop relationships with producers who have projects that can be shot in any country across the world, in helping to determine the best available finance structure.
Currently Graham-Clare is executive producing Walter, starring Virginia Madsen, William H. Macy, Leven Rambin and Milo Ventimiglia, directed by Anna Mastro.
Graham-Clare began his professional career at Cinema Completions International, an American completion bond firm, based at Pinewood Studios in England. He soon segued into physical production, working up to becoming a 2nd assistant director on feature film projects. Broadening his experience to include marketing and public relations, he transitioned into a unit publicity position for Warner Bros. Pictures' productions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and also supported campaigns on behalf of the thriller Ghost Ship and the hit comedy Two Weeks Notice.
Graham-Clare relocated to Los Angeles in 2003 for an executive post in the LA office of the UK Film Council. In that role, he helped United States-based producers navigate the British tax incentive system and worked closely with emerging and established British filmmaking and acting talent, to raise their profiles within the Hollywood community.
Audrey Delaney recently joined Myriad Pictures as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Acquisitions. Her responsibilities include overseeing the company's acquisition activities, as well as developing and managing the worldwide marketing campaigns for the Company's slate of pictures. Most recently she handled Myriad's acquisition of the film Frontera starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria and Michael Pena. Myriad's current slate also includes the critically acclaimed film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and the forthcoming Life Itself starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.
Previously, Audrey served as Vice President of Acquisitions, Business Development and Marketing for Lightning Entertainment, an independent production and distribution company based in Santa Monica. At Lightning, she was responsible for the marketing and acquisitions of films including the romantic drama Love and Honor starring Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer, the comedy Struck By Lightning with Chris Colfer and Rebel Wilson, the comedy The Hot Flashes starring Brooke Shields, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes, Daryl Hannah, and Camryn Manheim; the action comedy Whole Lotta Sole starring Brendan Fraser and directed by Oscar winner Terry George; and the thriller Columbus Circle starring Selma Blair, Giovanni Ribisi and Amy Smart.
Audrey began her career in entertainment at Jersey Films, working for producers Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, and Danny DeVito. While at Jersey, she worked on the development and production of films such as Garden State, Along Came Polly, Be Cool, and Skeleton Key. Audrey received a BA in Political Science from Yale University, attended the MFA film program at Columbia University (New York), and received an MBA with honors from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Richard Hicks' credits include 'Gravity', the Oscar nominee "Zero Dark Thirty," Walter Salles' adaptation of "On the Road," "Lars and the Real Girl', and the Emmy Award-winning HBO film "Game Change," starring Julianne Moore. He's most recently cast two independent features; 'Shiva and May', directed by Diane Bell and produced by Super Crispy Entertainment ('Breathe In', 'Like Crazy'), and 'Stockholm, Pennsylvania' written and directed by Nikole Beckwith, with Leslie Urdang and Greg Ammon producing. Richard is also the current president of The Casting Society of America (CSA).
Tiffany Boyle, VP Packaging and Sales, has been with Ramo Law since 2009, where she works with the attorneys to review, collaborate, develop, submit and supervise creative materials on behalf of clients within the Firm. Boyle actively works with clients in connection to production and distribution opportunities that bring their new material to life. From television (unscripted/scripted) to feature films to internet properties, she oversees all creative content represented by the firm. Her recent projects include STUCK IN LOVE(starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly),PAWN (starring Forest Whitaker and Ray Liotta), FRANKIE GO BOOM (starring Charlie Hunnam), SOME GIRL(S) (starring Adam Brody), FREE SAMPLES (starring Jesse Eisenberg),OFFICER DOWN (starring Stephen Dorff and James Woods), GIMME SHELTER (starring Vanessa Hudgens), and MALADIES & THE BROKEN TOWER (both starring James Franco). She also executive produced I-LIVED (directed by Franck Khalfoun).