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SUSAN WRUBEL– EXECUTIVE 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.

 

swrubel@aspenfilm.org

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REGNA JONES– DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND EDUCATION

Regna has been involved with Aspen Film for the past several years.  Prior to her move to the Roaring Fork Valley, she was the Executive Artistic Director and Owner of The Paradise Theatre in Paonia, Colorado where she evolved the theatre’s programming from its primary function as a historic movie house to include national musical touring acts, original theatrical productions and independent and foreign film.  Currently, she works with the Carbondale Council for Arts and Humanities on their annual Green is the New Black Fashion Show as stage manager.  She holds a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in Curriculum and Instruction through the Arts.  Regna  is thrilled to offer educational opportunities  and enrichment through film and believes in the power of art to connect and build community.

rjones@aspenfilm.org

970.372.2883

JANE SCHOETTLE – DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING: ASPEN FILMFEST & ASPEN ACADEMY SCREENINGS

Jane Schoettle is an International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival®, responsible for programming films from Australia, New Zealand and Israel, as well as American independent cinema. Schoettle has worked as a script consultant for private clients and participated in numerous film residency programmes, most recently for the South Australian Film Corporation at the Adelaide Film Festival and for Screen Australia held in Sydney. She has served on numerous international festival juries including events in Scandinavia, Europe, South America and South Asia, and often appears on-camera or in-print as a film expert. She has spoken extensively on the subject of ‘Festival Strategies for Independent Films’, most recently in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, SXSW 2010 and 2011, as well as the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In March 2012 she was a Jury Member for Narrative Features at SXSW in Austin, Texas. In 2013, she served on the International Jury for the Jerusalem International Film Lab. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Springs, California.

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DESIREE ANDREWS – PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Desiree comes to Aspen Film after serving as Associate Manager of the Press Office at the Sundance Film Festival where she cut her teeth on the nonprofit world. She managed a small team and worked closely with press, filmmakers, and other festival staff. Before Sundance, she was Assistant Editor at Tin House Magazine, one of the countries leading literary journals, and Tin House Books, the magazine’s publishing imprint.  She was born and raised in Colorado but has lived all over the country and abroad in Ecuador, where she worked as an editor for a travel guide, and in Iceland where she reported for a the country’s largest alternative magazine. She’s an enthusiastic traveler and has volunteered as a Sea Turtle Monitor on the Big Island of Hawaii, as a caretaker at a primate reserve in Ecuador, and as a caretaker at an orphanage in Kolkata, India. She is passionate about storytelling and has devoted her career to advocating for narrative arts.

dandrews@aspenfilm.org

970.372.2876

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