Angus Finney is a leading international film and creative industry specialist. His
work includes MBA-level teaching at The Judge Business School, Cambridge
University and Cass Business School, City University, London, and he is the
manager of Europe’s only Production Finance Market, hosted by Film London
annually. He recently spent three years working as a risk manager and media
advisor for Octopus Media, part of Octopus Investments – a £1.5bn City of London
fund manager; and he has been appointed Course Director for the Exeter
University/London Film School MA in International Film Business.
Dominique is a film producer and distribution expert . In February 2012, after more
than 20 years in the distribution field, she set up DW, a producing and consulting
company. Since 2012, she has been the driving force of the “Factory’ concept in
partnership with the Directors Fortnight in Cannes. The Factory allows eight young
directors to launch their first or second feature films in Cannes with one-to-one
meetings on the Fortnight beach during the Festival. Dominique has worked as a
consultant for international strategy and development for several films. She also
works for Parisian programming and strategy for Urban Distribution, is an expert
and coach for Fabrique des Cinemas du Monde (French Institute, Cannes 2012,
2013), an expert and coach for Marche du Film (Cannes Market since 2001), and a
coach for MEDIA Talent Award Cannes (since 2004).
Sari Azoulay Turgeman
Sari is a script consultant and was born in Cannes. After finishing her BA in Arts at
the Tel Aviv University, she began her career in consulting with the film director
Amos Gitai and other well-known Israelis authors.
She has experience of more than 15 years as a script consultant.She is a prime
lector and developer at Israeli Film Fund and for Israeli TV channels. She also
founded her own consulting company intending to guide novice and professional
filmmakers and facilitate creative dialogue at every stage of writing.
In the past two years, Sari has developed her own method of writing and editing
which she teaches in professional courses in different colleges in Israel.
Recently she finished her screenwriting book “The Script Journey in 84 days’ which
will be published in November 2015.
In the past year, she has been a script consultant in the professional workshop
“Produire au Sud’ which held in Nantes (France) and in Sderot (Israel).
Born in Johannesburg in 1955, Stefano studied Architecture in Torino, Italy. After
graduating, he worked on film and TV at the Politecnico di Torino, becoming Head of
Production. In 1985 he co-founded Stefilm, where he runs the company and works
as a director and producer.
Stefilm produces one-off documentaries and documentary series. Since 2008, he
has directed A World of Pasta, Doctor Ice (Science Film Festival – Milano 2009),
Coffee Please and Tea for All and the series Food Markets – In the Belly of the City
(10×52). Recent works produced: Mostar United (IDFA 2009), Vinylmania (IFF
Rotterdam 2012), Char, no man’s island (Berlinale Forum 2013), The Queen of
Silence (IDFA 2014)
He tutors film development and production at universities and master courses, and
film pitching for organisations, such as Biennale Cinema College, Cannes Film
Market, Films de 3 Continents – Produire au Sud, Media Business School, Med Film
Factory, Scuola Holden, TFL-Torino Film Lab, Cinema do Brasil, ZELIG Film School.