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Producers on a feature film are a part of the journey from start to finish. In this three-hour Master Class, Instructor Simon TaufiQue (Imperium, The Interpreters) and Panelists Anja Marquart (She’s Lost Control, The Girlfriend Experience) and Mark Steele (Howl, It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise) break down the independent producer’s role when the cameras stop rolling and the journey continues through Post-Production.


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Topics covered include:

    00:00 - Introduction from Sundance Co//ab and Simon TaufiQue

    8:00 - Defining Post-Production with Simon TaufiQue

    13:00 - Producing in Post-Production with Simon TaufiQue and Anja Marquardt

    32:00 - Finding the Creative Result with Your Collaborators

    39:00 - Q&A with Anja Marquardt

    54:00 - Post Process and Workflow with Simon TaufiQue

    1:11 - Working with a Post-Production Supervisor with Simon TaufiQue and Mark Steele

    1:40 - Communicating with Your Team

    1:55 - Q&A with Mark Steele

    2:14 - Post Partners, Roles, and Responsibilities with Simon TaufiQue

    2:38 - Best Practices and Tips for Working with Your Post Team

    2:56 - Closing Remarks

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Simon Sohel TaufiQue is a British-Indian, Emmy-nominated and award-winning film & tv producer and composer based in NYC. His films have been distributed by Lionsgate, Universal, Amazon, and HBO and screened at Sundance, Berlinale, Venice, SXSW, Tribeca and Telluride, including Independent Spirit Award nominations and shortlisted for the Academy Award. more...
Mark Steele is an industry multi-hyphenate with a successful track record in post-production, production, and business affairs. He has been the post-production supervisor on many documentary and narrative films. Mark's Sundance Film Festival titles include: "Cutie and the Boxer", "SEMBENE!", "HOWL", "The Convincer", "Blast Beat!", "Buck", " My Perestroika", and " It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise". In addition to shepherding many projects from editorial through the long tail of worldwide sales and distribution, Mark was a production executive at Werc Werk Works where he wore many hats; including being the head of post -production. In 2020, Mark became a partner of Post Hub, a post-production management and consulting service. Mark is a member of the Producers Guild of America and was a 2013 Trans-Atlantic Partners Producing Fellow. more...
Anja Marquardt is a film and television writer/director with a focus on global stories. Born and raised in Berlin when it was still a divided city, she has also lived in Spain, France, and New York City. She is currently wrapping season 3 of the anthology series "The Girlfriend Experience" for Starz, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh. Marquardt wrote and directed all ten episodes and is the season 3 creator. Her first feature film was the acclaimed SHE'S LOST CONTROL, starring Brooke Bloom (Marriage Story) and Marc Menchaca (Ozark), and executive produced by Oren Moverman. The film had its World Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival where it won the CICAE Award, and also screened at SXSW and New Directors/New Films. The film garnered two Independent Spirit Award nominations in 2015 for Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature. SHE’S LOST CONTROL was distributed by Visit Films in North America and internationally followed by a release on Netflix in 2016. An alumna of Berlin University of the Arts and NYU’s Graduate Film Program, Marquardt currently resides in Venice, California. more...

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