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Susan Wrubel Web

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. Susan has also worked in the non-profit arena: in particular, 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 has also been working with the Rio International Film Festival advising on US feature film selection, and participating in their industry initiatives.

 

Susan has successfully navigated a multitude of areas in the film world, including: film acquisitions, sales, development, production, marketing, and distribution. Most recently 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 10 international distributors; Pimienta Productions, and startup 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 evaluation projects at script stage for co-production both in the US and abroad. She also ran the theatrical division of New Yorker Films from 1996-2000, where she worked with world-class filmmakers Claude Chabrol, The Dardenne Brothers, Claire Denis, Carlos Diegues, Werner Herzog, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Immamura, Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and Arturo Ripstein.

 

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.

 

She can be reached at swrubel@aspenfilm.org.

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SUSAN DAMPIER, EVENTS + MARKETING DIRECTOR
Susan brings over 20 years of corporate hospitality experience to Aspen Film. She has designed events for spectacular destinations such as The Meridian Club on Pine Cay and The Beach Plum Inn on Martha’s Vineyard. Susan was a member of the Senior Management Team at Aspen Skiing Company where she was part of the opening executive team of the Residences at The Little Nell, and served as General Manager at the Limelight Hotel Aspen.  While honing her skills in Events & Marketing throughout her career, Susan has enjoyed living and working in incredible locations such as the Turks & Caicos Islands, Napa Valley, and Los Angeles. Susan and her husband relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2005 and can’t imagine living anywhere else. During her free time, she enjoys traveling the globe with her chef husband LeRoy and daughter Colette.

 

She can be reached at sdampier@aspenfilm.org.

Jason Anderson

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 festival 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.

 

He can be reached at janderson@aspenfilm.org.

Emma

EMMA MARTIN, OPERATIONS + PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Emma Martin is a graduate of the Radio, Television, & Film program at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to moving to the Roaring Fork Valley from Austin, Texas, Emma held internships at Fiege Films, an Austin-based production company specializing in environmental and social justice documentaries; KUTX 98.9, filming live studio shows for Austin’s NPR music station, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Her passion for film lies in documentary filmmaking, foreign and experimental film, as well as sound and picture editing. She is drawn to film for its ability to combine art and education to increase understanding between the world’s people and cultures.

 

She can be reached at emartin@aspenfilm.org.

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MARY MCCLURE, OUTREACH + EDUCATION
Mary McClure grew up in Southern California and Hawaii amongst an active family of actors and directors. After moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1989, she served as a screener for Aspen Film for several years while also focusing her attention to supporting children’s advocacy, teaching, serving as a board member for the River Bridge Regional Center, and raising a family. With her son and daughter now in college, Mary has re-joined Aspen Film as its Education + Outreach Coordinator, joining her love of film with her passion for working with children through the medium of film.

 

She can be reached at mmcclure@aspenfilm.org.