Paul Federbush

Paul Federbush
Special Guests from the Film Industry
United States of America
International Director of Sundance film Program
Talk: Brief introduction to film funds in the US market.

As the International Director of the Feature Film Program at the Sundance Institute, Paul Federbush looks for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world for the artist development programs of the Sundance Institute. He also directs Screenwriters Labs in various regions of the world, such as India, Cuba, Greece, Turkey, Japan, and offers emerging filmmakers and writers from those regions the unique opportunity to work intensively on their film scripts with an in-depth orientation of the project that encourages innovation and innovation.  After participating in Sundance Institute's script laboratories, Federbush continues to guide filmmakers throughout the life of their projects, from script development, production and financing strategies, the editorial process and, ultimately, instance, the participation strategies of the festivals, the distribution and the audience. Prior to joining Sundance, Federbush was a founding partner of a company specialized in theatrical distribution, Red Flag Releasing (RFR), with digital distribution agreements through Warner Bros. Red Flag Releasing worked at the forefront of theatrical and digital news . Prior to RFR, Federbush served as Senior Vice President of Production and Acquisitions in the Warner Bros. specialized division, Warner Independent Pictures. As one of its founding members, Federbush oversaw the acquisition, development and production of winners / nominees for the Academy Awards® such as Slumdog Millionaire, March of the Penguins and Paradise Now, among others. In the years prior to Warner Independent, Federbush served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Production at the overseas sales company Pandora, and Vice President of Acquisitions in New Line Cinema's specialized division, Fine Line Features. During this period, Federbush worked and acquired films such as the cult hit Donnie Darko and the winners / nominees for the Academy Awards® Shine, The Sweet Hereafter and Dancer in the Dark.

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