Advisor Studio sessions feature intimate, moderated conversations with Sundance Advisors who are working artists and media industry professionals that contribute their expertise to the Collab community via courses, classes, office hours and events. In the Studio events, Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

Join us for our first Advisor Q&A Live webinar with independent film producer Alix Madigan. This intimate conversation will explore how a film gets made through examining Alix's 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'll delve into how to find and develop the right project for you, identify your key collaborators, source financing, approach challenges during production, and how the producing team built the film's marketing plan and its ultimate road to the Sundance Film Festival and the Oscar stage.

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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