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04/12/2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CMT
Being a woman pursuing a career in the industry before the Time’s Up revolution.
Pioneering women will talk about the experience of being a Latin woman in the industry and narrating about dissent in Latin America. How does genre perspective have an influence behind the cameras? Past and present strategies to find a place for themselves, survive on set and open new windows for other women from the industry.
Frida Torresblanco, CEO, Braven Films
Academy and PGA member Frida Torresblanco is an Award-winning producer who is the CEO of Braven Films. Frida’s recent film was “Disobedience”, a romance written and directed by Sebastian Lelio, starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. Ms. Torresblanco worked in partnership with Alfonso Cuaron for 8 years and produced “Pan’s Labrynth”, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, which was graced with 3 Oscars. She was named in the Hollywood Reporter’s Latino Women Power 25 list. Her current slate includes “Satan Is Real” starring Ethan Hawke and “Crooked Heart” with Rachel Weisz.
Beatriz Navas, General Director, ICAA
Director of ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts) and President of the Ibermedia program. She is an audiovisual programmer and researcher and she has a PhD in Audiovisual Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid with a thesis on German filmmaker Werner Herzog. She has worked at La Casa Encendida since its opening in 2002 until 2017. She also writes about cinema and she is co-founder of Plat, the online platform for avant-garde independent cinema.
Rocío Jadue, Executive Producer, Fabula
Rocío Jadue (Santiago de Chile, 1985) is a Chilean producer known for her work in the film “Una Mujer Fantástica” (2018), directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Daniela Vega, winner of the Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category. Rocío’s career at Fabula began in 2012. To date, she has worked in a total of 13 films: among them, “Ema”, “Neruda” and “El Club”, premiered at Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Toronto. The most recent film is “Gloria Bell” (2019), starring Julianne Moore.
Lita Stantic, Producer, Lita Stantic Producciones
She has an extensive career of more than 40 years of experience in the film industry. She was Head of Production for 10 years of “La Raulito” and “La parte del león”, among other films. As of 1978, she produced “La Isla”, “Los miedos”, “Momentos”, “Señora de Nadie”, “Camila, Miss Mary”, “Yo, la peor de todas”, “Dársena Sur”, “Mundo Grúa”, “La Ciénaga”, “Bolivia”, “Un Oso Rojo”, “Tan de repente”, “La Niña Santa”, “Hamaca Paraguaya”, “Cordero de Dios”, “Café de los Maestros”, “Diletante”, and “Habi, la extranjera”. Her last production is “La Deuda” by Gustavo Fontan. In 1993, she directed the feature film “Un muro de silencio”.
Moderadora: María Victoria Menis, Director & Screenwriter
María Victoria Menis is from Argentina, born in Buenos Aires. Director and screenwriter in film, theatre and television. Graduated as a Film Director at ENERC. Social Psycologist Pichon Riviere graduate. She tought classes at Universidad de Buenos Aires, ENERC and Instituto de Cine de Avellaneda. Member of La Mujer y El Cine, of PCI (Proyecto de Cine Independiente), Academia de Cine y de Artes Visuales de Argentina and Organización de cine Feminista Acción.