Susan Wrubel

Executive + Artistic Director

Susan Wrubel is a seasoned entertainment industry executive and film producer who has served in a number of capacities throughout an extensive and multi-faceted career in the global film industry, including: film acquisitions, sales, development, production, marketing, and distribution.

Before joining Aspen Film, Susan was working with New York-based CinePointe Advisors, a film/television advisory group, providing strategic guidance and support to producers, financiers and production companies on packaging, sales, distribution and financing. She was also closely affiliated with LA-based Hyperion Media Group, an entertainment entity that develops, finances and produces film, TV and gaming content. Additional past clients include Back Up Films, Paris; UK-based international foreign sales agency The Salt Co; Orange Entertainment, an LA-based rep for international distributors; Pimienta Productions, and online film finance website, Slated.

She served as the Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Paramount Classics, overseeing domestic international territorial acquisitions, as well as evaluating projects at script stage for co-production both in the US and abroad. From 1996-2000, she ran the theatrical division of New Yorker Films, where she worked with world-class international filmmakers.

Additionally, Susan spent some time in the non-profit arena curating project selection and as industry liaison for New York-based Independent Feature Project’s (IFP) No Borders 45-project, international co-production market from 2010-2013, as well as producing the 2012 edition of the IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards. From 2007-2010, she oversaw the Miami International Film Festival’s panel and seminar series, and handled the industry side of their Encuentros co-production market. She also advised the Rio International Film Festival on US feature film selection, and participated in their industry initiatives.

Susan is a co-executive producer on THEY, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. In addition, she was an executive producer on MAGGIE’S PLAN, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics in May 2016; executive producer on LA TIMES, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival; Tribeca and Berlin award-winner JUNCTION 48, and the Netflix Original doc I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD on DJ Steve Aoki, as well as co-executive producer on Hyperion’s THE HALLOW which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film. She was also a production executive on the film STILL ALICE.

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Jason Anderson

Shortsfest Program Director

Jason Anderson is a programmer, writer and lecturer based in Toronto. He’s the lead programmer for Short Cuts, the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual program of short-form cinema. He’s also the director of programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the country’s largest standalone festival of Canadian movies. He’s served on juries for festivals such as Hot Docs, Vienna Independent Shorts, the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. Previously a longtime critic and columnist for Toronto’s Eye Weekly and The Grid, he currently writes about film and music for such publications as Uncut, Sight & Sound and Cinema Scope. He teaches film criticism at the University of Toronto and feature journalism at Ryerson University. His first novel Showbiz was published by Toronto’s ECW Press in 2004. Raised in Calgary, he lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and too many records.

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Erin McVoy

Operations + Production Director

Erin is an Aspen native fortunate to have grown up in the Roaring Fork Valley. She attended the Aspen Community School, where she learned to appreciate art, music, dance and theater. She has many fond memories of performing on stage at the Wheeler and was a young volunteer at the inaugural Aspen Shortsfest. After graduating from CRMS, Erin’s curiosity for the world led her to earn a BA in International Communications from The American University. She spent several years post college traveling the world and has lived on both coasts of the US. Her professional background includes direction of a nonprofit program, as well as significant experience managing operations, sales and events in the outdoor and photographic industries. While she found each of these roles fulfilling in their own right, they kept her tethered to more urban environments. She is a mountain girl at heart and is passionate about spending time outdoors.

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Allie Wrubel

Program + Marketing Manager

Allie got his start in film in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts he quickly became entranced by films of the French New Wave and New German Cinema. His multidisciplinary experience has seen him in roles that span marketing, technology and commercial production. But it wasn’t until 2017, when he was accepted into NBC’s prestigious Page program, that he made his foray into the film industry. While there he worked for Focus Features on their Creative Advertising team, developing campaigns for films like PHANTOM THREAD and THE DARKEST HOUR. In 2018 he joined Annapurna Pictures in their Market Research department, after which he took a film-sabbatical, working in tech as a product designer for a host of early-stage startups. Allie is based in Brooklyn, NY.

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Liz Lasko

Membership + Outreach Coordinator

Liz began her relationship with Aspen as an infant, and later a Powder Panda climbing her way back up Panda Peak after the lift stopped.  Growing up and attending college in the Washington, D.C. area, her dream was a winter teaching snowboarding in Aspen, which soon turned into a life in the mountains.  When it was time to get a “real job”, Liz’s experience with non-profit and government led her to working with at-risk girls and families in Durango.  After returning to the Roaring Fork Valley, she assisted organizations including Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Public Radio, Aspen Valley Medical Foundation and the City of Aspen with everything from social media to special events.  She believes in the power of film to bring people together –  in the theater or at home – because everyone can share in the love of a great movie.

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