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Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir

Live Panel Saturday Sept 25th  2:00 pm at the Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd, LA.

One of the most prominent and respected editors in the industry. Icelandic born, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir will be hosting an exclusive panel. Elísabet's credits include some of the greatest action films of all time: John Wick, Atomic Blonde and Marvel Comic's blockbuster Shang-Chi. City of Angels Women's Film Festival is thrilled to welcome her back. She is a previous ANGEL AWARD recipient for her extraordinary work as an Editor. 

LISA LONDON

Live Panel Sunday Sept 26th  11:00 am at the Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd, LA

Lisa London has been a Casting Director for 30 plus years and has cast over a 100 successful film and television shows. She has discovered and/or cast along with her business partner, Catherine Stroud, many notable actors and actresses early in their careers who have all gone on to become stars; such as Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Brad Pitt in the series, Freddy’s Nightmares, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Megan Hilty, Adrian R. Mante and Victoria Justice in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Yara Shahidi in her first television series, The First Family.

 

Plus in the challenging year of 2020, Lisa and Catherine cast 7 films that went into production, The Inheritance in Columbus, Georgia, Basement in Long Island, Romancing The Cure in Malta, Canyon Del Muerto in New Mexico, Old Henry in Nashville, State of Consciousness and Eddie and Sunny in Rome.

 

Lisa is currently teaching monthly on-line audition classes where she helps actors with many aspects of their careers such as audition technique, improvisation exercises, making stronger choices, breaking down scenes and she helps actors build confidence in themselves including assisting them to turn their goals into realities.

 

Lisa also wrote a book, From Start To Stardom (The Casting Director’s Guide For Aspiring Actors). The book is a step-by-step journey, laying out what you need to know to have the best shot at stardom.  The book is available on Amazon.

 

Instagram:  @lisalondoncasting                    

Clubhouse: @llondoncasting

Tiktok:         @lisalondoncasting                                               

Websites:    londonstroudcasting.com,  fromstarttostardom.com

JIM UHLS

Live Panel Saturday  Sept 25th 11:00 am at the Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd LA

Jim Uhls wrote "FIGHT CLUB," directed by David Fincher; "JUMPER," directed by Doug Limon; and the NBC television film, "SEMPER FI," which he also produced with Steven Spielberg.  He is currently working with Shane Black on an adaptation of "THE DESTROYER" novel series; on his original script, “LEVIATHAN” for 20th Century Fox; and an Untitled TV pilot for Alcon Entertainment.  
He is also working on an adult animation TV series, “THE LAST GONZO,” and an experimental mix of film and theatre called “PARALLELOGRAM” with director Michael McQuilken. A playwright as well, Jim had his play, "THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF JERI" produced in New York, and he’s had numerous plays produced in Los Angeles, including "COLLECTIONS OF A LONG-DISTANCE GARBAGEMAN."


 

MARK TESCHNER

Live Panel Saturday Sept 25th 11:00 am Whitefire Theatre

A native New Yorker, Mark Teschner has been a casting director for 39 years. Rolling Stone magazine has called him an "actors casting director" and "TV Guide" noted his "unparalleled track record for discovering new talent." For the past 32 years Mark has been the Casting Director for "General Hospital" on ABC. For his work on the show he has received 10 Emmy awards as well as 7 Artios awards, given by the Casting Society of America. Mark has served on the Board of Governors for the Television Academy and is a former vice president of the Casting Society of America. He resides in Los Angeles, California. 

 

SARAH J. DE BRUIN

Live Panel Friday Sept 24th at 11:00 am at the Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd, LA

A film and television publicist with nearly 15 years of experience, Sarah J. De Bruin’s areas of expertise includes theatrical, streaming, and home entertainment campaigns for film and television; awards campaigns, film festivals and conventions, brand communications,  and new series launches. De Bruin is currently the Director of Publicity at Shout! Factory and Shout! Studios , where she has orchestrated the publicity campaigns for dozens of  film and television releases, including Language Lessons with Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales;  acclaimed civil rights documentary A Crime on the Bayou,  Standing Up, Falling Down, starring Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz; and Misbehaviour, starring Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.  She also serves as a brand communications executive for the series Mystery Science Theater 3000, spearheading the publicity campaigns for the show across the new seasons, Kickstarter campaigns, and home entertainment releases. 

 

LISA MARIE RUSSO 

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Virtual Panel Thursday Sept 23rd 10:00 am PACIFIC TIME.


In 2009, Lisa Marie and Kate Ogborn launched the independent production company Fly Film. Her documentary producer credits include Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45, Gillian Wearing’s Self Made and Andrew Kotting’s Swandown. She was executive producer on Hockney and The Deep Blue Sea, and prior to Fly, on Terence Davies’ Of Time And The City.  Fly also executive produced 72 short films by young people for Screen South Ignition Random Acts Network. Lisa Marie was the BFI Doc Society Fund Executive for three years (2018-2021), before moving into a consultancy role. Credits at the Fund include Locked In (Bafta), The Nightcrawlers (Emmy), Country Girl (Grierson). In September 2021, five titles have received Grierson nominations, including Polystyrene: I am a Cliche.
 

KATE OGBORN

Virtual Panel Thursday  Sept 23rd 10:00 am PACIFIC TIME

Kate Ogborn is an award winning film and television producer and executive producer whose film credits include the multi award winning Under the Skin, starring Samantha Morton, This is England, The Deep Blue Sea, The Spirit of ’45 and Abandoned Goods. 

 

Prior to running her own production company, Fly Film with Lisa Marie Russo, Kate was Head of Television at Revolution Films. She co-produced Tony Grisoni’s adaptation of David Peace’s crime novels, The Red Riding Trilogy, and produced Samantha Morton’s directorial debut, The Unloved, which won the Bafta for Best Single Drama in 2010.

 

In 2017 Kate moved into producing long form drama. She produced The End of the F***ing World for Clerkenwell Films, Channel 4 and Netflix which won the 2018 RTS Award for Best Drama Series and was nominated for a Bafta for Best Drama Series.

 

Most recently Kate produced The North Water for See Saw for BBC2, BBC Studios and CBC, adapted from the novel by Ian McGuire and directed by Andrew Haigh and starring Jack O’Connell, Colin Farrell and Stephen Graham. Kate is currently producing Life After Life for House Productions for BBC1 and BBC Studios, adapted from Kate Atkinson’s novel by Bash Doran and directed by John Crowley. 

ROSA BOSCH 

Virtual Panel  Thursday Sept 23rd 10:00 am PACIFIC TIME


Rosa's career started in festivals (AFI Fest, London). She was a founding partner of Tequila Gang and MD of HBO Films, where she handled titles including Elephant. Her producing credits include The Devil’s Backbone, Buena Vista Social Club, Calle 54, Lost in La Mancha. As producer’s representative she has been involved in titles such as, Amores Perros and Corpo Celeste. She is member of the OSCARS international committee.

PANELISTS 2021
 

PAUL DUBOIS

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Virtual Panel Thursday  Sept 23rd 10:00 am PACIFIC TIME

Paul DuBois is an experienced producer, facilitator and business coach. Starting as a performer in Canada, Paul moved to the UK where he founded an award winning international theatre company. Over a decade ago, Paul moved into film starting as a Co-Producer on the feature DARK SIGNAL (Netflix), a horror/thriller Exec. Produced by Neill Marshal. Focussing now primarily on short films, Paul has produced many female led productions including the award winning shorts JAS by Alice Trueman, READY OR NOT by Eleanor Dolan (part of C4s Random Acts) and DING-DING, NEXT by McKenzie Alexander & India Plummer and commissioned by the BBC/Screen South, UK.  
 

DR.MARK VALINSKY

Live Panel Sunday Sept 26th 11:00 am Whitefire Theatre

Dr. Mark Valinsky is an ACTOR/PRODUCER and ENTREPRENEUR. Mark has diverse connections within the Hollywood community. His years of experience in  medicine, film producing, and business make him a compelling speaker. 

 

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