Sundance Advisor-in-Residence

Simone Ling

Creative Producer / Story Consultant / Educator

Straddling the studio and indie worlds as a creative producer and story consultant, Simone has a particular interest in supporting diverse voices and filmmakers behind and in front of the camera. Producing credits include Aurora Guerrero’s Spirit Award-nominated MOSQUITA Y MARI, and Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s THEY, an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for a Queer Palm and Camera d’Or. A member of the Producers Guild of America, MPEG, and BAFTA/LA, she sits on BAFTA’s New Talent and Scholarship Committee. A TAP (Transatlantic Partners), Film Independent Fast Track, Tribeca TFI Network, Independent Film Forum No Borders Fellow, and WIF/Sundance Fellow, she is a Fulbright Scholar with Masters degrees from the University of Oxford and Stanford University. An advisor for Sundance Collab’s Producing and Screenwriting courses, and an Outreach Consultant for the Sundance Institute, she has additionally been a facilitator for Cine Qua Non’s Script Revision Lab, and is a Senior Lecturer and Creative Mentor at the American Film Institute Conservatory. More

Past Advisor Q&A Live Events

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Aug

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Wednesday | August 18, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Kelly Bush Novak on Developing Your Personal Brand

12:00PM - 1:00PM (PDT)

Kelly Bush Novak

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Jul

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Thursday | July 29, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Natalie Metzger on Finding and Building a Successful Production Crew

12:00PM - 1:00PM (PDT)

Natalie Metzger

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23

Jun

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Wednesday | June 23, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Kevin Iwashina on the Business of Filmmaking Post-COVID

4:30PM - 5:30PM (PDT)

Kevin Iwashina

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May

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Thursday | May 20, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Justin Chon on Directing Actors

2:30PM - 3:30PM (PDT)

Justin Chon

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22

Apr

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Thursday | April 22, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Allison Carter on the Essential Skills of a Successful Producer

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Allison Rose Carter

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18

Mar

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Thursday | March 18, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Elyse Steinberg and Eli Despres on Shooting & Editing THE FIGHT

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Eli Despres

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Feb

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Thursday | February 25, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Writer/Director Nijla Mu'min on the Power in "Personal" Storytelling

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PST)

Nijla Mu’min

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3

Feb

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Wednesday | February 03, 2021

Advisor Q&A Live: Nanfu Wang on Documentary Filmmaking

12:00PM - 1:15PM (PST)

Nanfu Wang

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3

Dec

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Thursday | December 03, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Rafael Agustín on Pitching a TV Series

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PST)

Rafael Agustín

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12

Nov

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Thursday | November 12, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Sydney Freeland on Directing Features vs. Television

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PST)

Sydney Freeland

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14

Oct

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Wednesday | October 14, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera on Making THE INFILTRATORS

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Cristina Ibarra

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9

Sep

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Wednesday | September 09, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Sheldon Candis on Finding Your Voice and Visual Style

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Sheldon Candis

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23

Jul

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Thursday | July 23, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Edson Oda on Making Your First Feature

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Edson Shundi Oda

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17

Jun

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Wednesday | June 17, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: The Black List's Franklin Leonard on Building Your Career as a Screenwriter

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Franklin Leonard

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21

May

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Thursday | May 21, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Trey Ellis on Building Your Storytelling Toolbox

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Trey Ellis

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30

Apr

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Thursday | April 30, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Josh Goldenberg on Breaking into the Business and Building Your Career

8:30AM - 9:30AM (PDT)

Josh Goldenberg

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19

Mar

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Thursday | March 19, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Éva Gárdos on the Editing Process

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Éva Gárdos

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13

Feb

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Thursday | February 13, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Angela Tucker on Writing and Directing

12:00PM - 1:00PM (PST)

Angela Tucker

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15

Jan

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Wednesday | January 15, 2020

Advisor Q&A Live: Todd Louiso on Acting and Directing

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PST)

Todd Louiso

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19

Dec

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Thursday | December 19, 2019

Advisor Q&A Live: Natalie Qasabian on Producing "Searching"

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PST)

Natalie Qasabian

Instructor

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Nov

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Thursday | November 21, 2019

Advisor Q&A Live: John Lopez on Writing for TV

9:00AM - 10:00AM (PST)

John Lopez

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30

Oct

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Wednesday | October 30, 2019

Advisor Q&A Live: Peter Biegen on the TV Writers' Room

11:00AM - 12:15PM (PDT)

Peter Biegen

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26

Sep

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Thursday | September 26, 2019

Advisor Q&A Live: Alix Madigan on Producing

1:00PM - 2:00PM (PDT)

Alix Madigan

Producer