Panels e Talks Bio to B 2018


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Bio to B - Doc&Biopics Business Meeting will give the “Make it Real” Bio to B Award to relevant professionals who distinguished themselves in the field ofdocumentary film production and distribution.

Simon Chinn  is a double Oscar®-winning producer who is responsible for some of the most successful feature documentaries of recent years.

In 2005, he conceived and produced his first theatrical feature documentary, Man on Wire. It went on to win over 40 international awards including the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He followed that up with a string of award winning feature documentaries including Project Nim, The Imposter, The Green Prince, Garnet’s Gold, Bolshoi Babylon and Searching for Sugar Man which also won a BAFTA and an Academy Award and made over $20m at the international box office. In 2015 he teamed up with his old school friend Louis Theroux to produce My Scientology Movie, Theroux’s first theatrical doc. It grossed £1.1 million at the UK box office, making it one of the highest grossing feature docs of all time in the UK.

Simon launched Lightbox in 2014 with his LA based cousin, Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn. Focused on producing high-end non-fiction - series, feature docs and shorts - for multiple platforms, Lightbox has completed major projects for Xbox Studios, Netflix, Fusion, Esquire Network, Channel 4, BBC2, FX, National Geographic and ESPN.  Its feature doc on the 1992 LA riots, LA 92, for National Geographic, won a primetime Emmy and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Lightbox’s latest feature doc, Whitney,  directed by Kevin Macdonald, recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released theatrically around the world from this summer.



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Whitney and Other Stories - Making Feature Documentaries

Simon Chinn, “Make it Real” Bio to B Award 2018



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Focus on Flourishing Films. Diversity in International Film Sales



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Opportunità per i produttori, azioni territoriali e storie di successo Promoted by MEDIA Desk
CHAIR: Sarah Bellinazzi - Creative Europe Desk Italy - MEDIA
SPEAKERS: Fabio Abagnato, Emilia-Romagna Film Commission

Silvia Sandrone, Europa Creativa MEDIA

Massimo Arvat, Zenit Arti Audiovisive

Alessandra Principini, Doclab



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Women in Films - The Way Forward Promoted by EWA Women

CHAIR: Simona Nobile, Screenwriter/Script Consultant - EWA Member (IT)

SPEAKERS: Aliona van der Horst, Director (NL)

Martichka Bozhilova, Producer AGIPROP and EWA Member (BG)



Feature documentary vs. TV documentary: quali differenze? Promoted by MEDIA Desk
CHAIR: Fabrizio Grosoli
SPEAKERS: Roberto Pisoni, sky ARTE HD

Fabio Mancini, Doc3 RAI

Giacomo Poletti, Mediaset

Andrea Romeo, Biografilm Festival

Simone Catania, INDYCA

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