This intimate conversation with independent film producer Alix Madigan explores how a film gets made through examining her role as the producer of the Academy Award nominated film, Winter's Bone. Learn about the overall responsibilities of a film producer, the skills needed to be successful in the business, and the creative and tactical decisions she made as the film's producer from pre-production to distribution. Through the lens of Winter's Bone, we delve into how to find and develop the right project for you, identify your key collaborators, source financing, approach challenges during production, how the producing team built the film's marketing plan and its ultimate road to the Sundance Film Festival and the Oscar stage.

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Alix produced WINTER’S BONE, directed by Debra Granik and starring Jennifer Lawrence, which was the winner of The Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic feature at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. The film also received four Academy Award nominations, including best picture, and won The Gotham Award for Best Picture and two Independent Spirit Awards. Alix was a staff producer for Anonymous Content and has worked at various companies including Propaganda Films and Avenue Entertainment. She serves on the board of Film Independent and is a member of AMPAS. more...

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