BrLab 2017

Panelists

  • Anna Muylaert

    Film and television director, producer and writer, specialized in content creation. She worked in the creation of the famous Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum TV show . She is internationally known for her feature film Que Horas Ela Volta?. Anna directed and produced 5 feature films, through her production company África Filmes. She is a member of the Hollywood Academy

  • Bráulio Mantovani

    Scriptwriter. Bachelor’s degree in Languages and Literature (PUC) and a Master’s degree in Scriptwriting (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). He is wrote/co-wrote the scripts of, among others, Cidade de Deus, Última Parada 174, VIPs, Tropa de Elite and Tropa de Elite 2, a box-office record in Brazil (over 11 million tickets sold). He currently works as scriptwriter at Rede Globo.

  • Caco Galhardo

    Cartoonist and screenwriter. He writes a daily comic strip for Folha de São Paulo and has nine published novels. He is a contributor to the magazine Piauí. Some of his characters have become animations for Cartoon Network. His character Lili, A Ex was adapted into an award-winning fiction series. He has recently adapted his vignette Mulheres Alteradas into a film.

  • Carol Rodrigues

    Director and screenwriter of the short film A Boneca e o Silêncio, which has taken part in national and international important festivals, winning prizes in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Portugal, Poland and India. Carol is part of the team of the webseries Empoderadas. Currently, Carol is working in her first feature film and as a screenwriter for different TV series.

  • Carolina Kotscho

    Film and television author and producer. She has worked on more than 80 television shows, films, series and documentaries. She works as scriptwriter at TV Globo since 2011. She wrote the feature films 2 Filhos de Francisco (2005) and Flores Raras (2013), among others. She is coauthor of the TV series A Teia, TV Globo. Founder of AC – Autores de Cinema.

  • Daniel Ribeiro

    Film director and scriptwriter, graduated in Audiovisual Studies at ECA-USP. He wrote and directed the short films Café com Leite (2008) and Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (2010), screened at over 180 international festivals, and winner of 115 awards. His first feature film, Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, won the FIPRESCI award and the Teddy award at the Berlinale.

  • Daniela Aun

    Executive Producer. She has produced the documentaries Cidade Cinza by Marcelo Mesquita and Guilherme Valiengo; São Silvestre by Lina Chamie; Surfar é coisa de Rico, de Guga Sander; and the TV series Eu Me Movo para o Sportv (Gold Medal at the 2017 NY International TV and Film Awards); besides the fiction films Rosa Morena de Carlos Oliveira; Artigas by Cesar Charlone and Astro by Paula Trabulsi. She also participated in the films Desmundo de Alain Fresnot, Cao Hamburger’s Castelo de Rá-Tim-Bum; Através da Janela by Tata Amaral, Blindness by Fernando Meirelles; and Felipe Braga’s O Primeiro Bailarino for HBO

  • Elena Soares

    Film and television scriptwriter, consultant. Graduated in Economics (PUC – RJ), with a Master’s in Social Anthropology (UFRJ). She wrote films such as Eu Tu Eles, Casa de Areia (best original screenplay at NHK/Sundance) and Gêmeas. She co-wrote O Redentor, Minha Vida de Menina, Nome Próprio, Xingu, among others. She co-created and wrote Filhos do Carnaval.

  • Eliseo Altunaga

    Cuban scriptwriter, consultant and writer. Dean of the Script Department at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV), Cuba. Advisor and co-writer of important films of the revival of Chilean cinema, in partnership with Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero, Postmortem, NO, Neruda) and Andres Wood (Machuca, Violeta se Fue a los Cielos). He wrote feature films, TV films, TV series, radio shows for Radio Cubana, and 8 novels. Professor at Instituto Superior de Arte de Havana (ISA). He gives workshops throughout Latin America and Europe, currently teaching a scriptwriting course for women filmmakers in Santiago, Chile.

  • Flávia Boggio

    Scriptwriter, started her career at MTV, where she wrote shows such as Furo MTV, Piores Clips and Infortúnio com a Funérea. At SBT, she was script chief of the talk show The Noite, with Danilo Gentili. She also worked as creative writer for DM9 and content formats for Rede Globo. She is currently working as scriptwriter for Multishow’s Lady Night show.

  • Gadi Taub

    Writer and scriptwriter. Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University. He worked as reporter, scriptwriter and columnist in the Israeli press. He wrote fiction books and collections of political essays. Allenby Street, novel that he wrote and adapted into a series, received international awards and was adapted in several countries. He is chief scriptwriter and co-director of the series Reshet.

  • Gerardo Michelin

    Graduated in Communication Sciences. After working as a producer on television channels in Uruguay and Spain, he began his career in specialized journalism in 2003, at the Spanish publisher Exportfilm, and English magazine C21 Media. Two years later he was named press director of Cartoon Forum and Cartoon Movie, events organized by the European Association of Animation Film. In 2007, he founded LatAm cinema, a portal for professionals specialized in the Latin American film industry, and one of the main sources of information in the sector at the panregional level. Throughout his career he has worked as jury member in various competitions and has given talks about the specialized press in the film sector in festivals and markets such as Red de Festivales Mexicanos de Cine, BrLab, Festival de Lima, SANFIC and BAFICI, among others.

  • Iana Cossoy

    Scriptwriter, she holds a Master’s degree in Audiovisual Processes and Media from ECA-USP and a Bachelor’s degree in Film from EICTV. She cowrote, with director Marcelo Muller, the feature film Eu te Levo (2017). She teaches at Ateliê Bucareste, Espaço Itaú and EICTV. She is a member of Coletivo Vermelha, which studies and promotes actions related to the participation and representation of women in the audiovisual sector.

  • Juliana Priolli

    Original Content manager at Fox. Scriptwriter with a specialization from Columbia University, Julia worked as scriptdoctor for several Brazilian production companies. She was script supervisor of the series Me Chama de Bruna and is involved in the development of the second season of Um Contra Todos. She also created script laboratories with prestigious international professionals.

  • Juliette Lepoutre

    She became a producer after 15 years working with Silicon Valley companies developing international markets. In 2007 she cofounded MPM Film, working with directors like Sitaru, Serban, Tarr, Murat, Mghvdeladze, Koutras and Galvez. In 2015 she co-founded Still Moving with Pierre Menahem, producing Pendular, by Julia Murat (Fipresci award at Berlinale) and distributing films like The Last of Us by Ala Eddine Slim (Tunisia) and the multi-awarded In the Last Days of the City by Tamer El Said (Egypt). Lepoutre was an expert in different production labs, jury member in different festivals and in the selection committee of the Cinefondation Residence 2015.

  • Leonardo Mecchi

    Producer. His productions include: Obra (Gregório Graziosi), Super Nada (Rubens Rewald) and Chantal Akerman, de cá (Gustavo Beck and Leonardo Luiz Ferreira). As director of the company Enquadramento Produções, he is currently finalizing the feature films Mormaço, directed by Marina Meliande, and Los Silencios, directed by Beatriz Seigner. He is also shooting Eduardo Morotó’s A Morte Habita à Noite, and developing Maya DaRin’s A Febre. In parallel, Leonardo Mecchi also works as curator, jury member and producer of film festivals and programs.

  • Luiz Bolognesi

    Film writer and director. He wrote and directed the animation film Uma História de Amor e Fúria (2013, Best Feature Film – Annecy). He wrote the feature films Bicho de Sete Cabeças, O Mundo em Duas Voltas, Chega de Saudade, Terra Vermelha, As Melhores Coisas do Mundo (2010) and Amazônia, Planeta Verde (2014), among others.

  • Marçal Aquino

    Journalist, writer and film and television scriptwriter. Among other works, he wrote the short stories collection O amor e outros objetos pontiagudos (Jabuti Award), and the novel Eu receberia as piores notícias dos seus lindos lábios. He worked as screenwriter of feature films including Os Matadores, Ação Entre Amigos, O Invasor and O Cheiro do Ralo.

  • Marcio Miranda Perez

    Film editor and short-film maker. He graduated in Film and Video at Escola de Comunicações e Artes, USP. His short films have been screened and awarded internationally. His short film script Lightrapping won the Prêmio Estímulo da Secretaria de Cultura do Estado de São Paulo. He worked as film editor on several awarded feature films, documentaries and animations. He works, since 2004, as program coordinator of the Latin American sections of Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo, and since 2014, as program coordinator of Festival Mix Brasil. He was also a jury member of selection and award committees.

  • Marcos Bernstein

    Scriptwriter. He wrote feature films such as Central do Brasil, Chico Xavier, Faroeste Caboclo, Terra Estrangeira, Somos Tão Jovens and Zuzu Angel. He is the author of the series A Cura (Globo), the miniseries Descalço sobre a Terra Vermelha (TV3 Catalunya) and the soap opera Além do Horizonte. He directed the feature films O Outro Lado da Rua, Meu Pé de Laranja Lima and is currently completing Todo Amor.

  • Maria Camargo

    Film and television scriptwriter. She adapted Correio Feminino, by Clarice Lispector, and Dois Irmãos, by Milton Hatoum, for TV Globo. She collaborated in the soap operas Lado a Lado and Babilônia. She also cowrote the film Nise, o Coração da Loucura. Her novel O Medo e o Mar was published by Companhia das Letras. She is currently working on film adaptations of Milton Hatoum novels.

  • Mariana Trench

    Graduated in journalism, she studied dramaturgy at Sala Beckett, 82 in Barcelona, Spain. She works as scriptwriter and script doctor for film and television projects. She is one of the creators of the series Família Imperial and she also wrote the series Que Monstro te Mordeu, Brilhante Futebol Clube and Pedro e Bianca (winner of the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2014).

  • Melanie Dimantas

    Scriptwriter. She wrote the scripts of feature films Não Quero Falar Sobre Isso Agora (Best Script at Festival de Gramado), Carlota Joaquina, Princesa do Brasil, Copacabana, O Outro Lado da Rua, Irma Vap: O Retorno, Nome Próprio, Olhos Azuis and Maresia. She also wrote episodes of the TV series Cidade dos Homens, Filhos do Carnaval and Magnífica 70.

  • Miguel Machalski

    Born in Buenos Aires to a Polish father and a British mother, and has been living in Paris for many years. He has international expertise in virtually all aspects of scriptwriting and general project development, including assessment, consultancy, training and writing. He runs workshops and provides consultancy across different countries, and also has three books published, on screenwriting.

  • Nadia Dresti

    She started working for Locarno in 1984. In 1988 she became Marketing Director for Switzerland at 20th Century Fox-Columbia TriStar. In 1990 she founded Zero Problem, agency specialized in film promotion, public & press relations, serving independent distributors, producers, and film festivals. She’s worked with Marché du Film and the European Film Market, in charge of buyers. Since 1999 she’s back at Locarno exclusively. First, she was part of the Selection Committee, then Head of the Industry Office, playing an important role in expanding this department in scope and attendance. Since 2013 she’s Head of International and in 2017 became Deputy Artistic Director.

  • Paula Gastaud

    She has been involved in the film industry since 2001, first working and developing film projects and TV content as executive producer in Brazil. Since 2009 her focus has been the international market, developing business opportunities for Brazilian filmmakers in Europe and Latin America. In Sofa Digital since the company’s creation, she manages the licensing and programming of independent content for distribution in VOD platforms World Wide.

  • Paula Vergueiro

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Law from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ. She is coordinator of the Copyright, Intangible Rights and Entertainment Commission at OAB/RJ, and Culture and Events Advisor and Director at OAB/RJ. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Entertainment Law from UERJ. Her law practice is concentrated in the culture, media and entertainment areas.

  • Renata Corrêa

    Scriptwriter and author from Rio de Janeiro. She began her career in humor at MTV, writing the shows 15 Minutos, Comédia and Furo MTV. She participated in the teams of the children’s musical soap opera Gaby Estrella, contestant at the Emmy Kids Awards, MTV’s series Perrengue and Greg News, an HBO “comedy news” show. She currently works as writer of Rede Globo’s Adnight show.

  • Renato Candido

    Vice-president of APAN – Association of Black Audiovisual Professionals. Bachelor in Audiovisual and Master in Communication Sciences by ECA/USP. Founding Partner of Dandara Produções Culturais e Audiovisuais. Director of the films Jennifer and Dara: a primeira vez que fui ao céu. He teaches the subject of Audiovisual Production for the Advertising career at Zumbi dos Palmares and FAPCOM Universities. He scripted episodes of the television series Pedro e Bianca, awarded in the Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano 2013, Emmy Kids Awards 2013 and Prix Jeunesse International 2014.

  • Ricardo Hofstetter

    Writer, playwright and award-winning scriptwriter. He holds a Master’s degree in Literature, Culture and Contemporaneity from PUC-RJ. He has been a soap opera writer for TV Globo for 21 years, and is also the current president of ABRA – Associação Brasileira de Autores Roteiristas.

  • Sabina Anzuategui

    Writer and scriptwriter. Author of the novels Calcinha no Varal (2005) and O Afeto ou Caderno sobre a Mesa (2011). Scriptwriter of the feature films Ausência (Chico Teixeira, 2014) and Jogo das Decapitações (Sérgio Bianchi, 2013), among others. She holds a P.h.D from ECA-USP with the thesis O grito de Jorge Andrade (Ateliê Editorial, 2013).

  • Sandro Fiorin

    Brazilian, he founded FiGa Films in Los Angeles in 2006, with Alex Garcia, to discover and distribute Latin American content in North America, as well as represent himself around the world. He studied film at FAAP, in Brazil, and at the New School, in New York, where he lived for 14 years, moving to California in 2001. He worked at Film Forum, Universal and First Look Films. He was programmer of the Latin American Film Festival in Atlanta and artistic director of the IndieBrazil Film Festival in Los Angeles. He also participated as speaker and jury member at Sundance, San Sebastián, Cannes, Rotterdam and other festivals. Since 2010, he has been producing projects such as Verano de Goliat, Los Viejos and Avanti Popolo.

  • Sylvia Palma

    Scriptwriter, journalist and documentarist. She worked at the main Brazilian TV channels. She holds an MA in Communication, Culture and Education from UERJ. Executive editor of journalistic programs. She is the Director at ABRA and CBC (Congresso Brasileiro de Cinema).

  • Tatiana Leite

    She studied Law and Communications at PUC-RJ University and History of Art at La Sorbonne. She was international coordinator and film programmer at the Rio International Film Festival for 9 years. She was International Advisor of the Rio State Secretariat of Culture. In 2012 she founded the company Bubbles Project, producing the films Aspirantes (Ives Rosenfeld), Pendular (Julia Murat), Benzinho (Gustavo Pizzi) and Família Submersa (Maria Alché).

  • Teodoro Poppovic

    Creator, scriptwriter and director with vast experience in the Brazilian audiovisual market. He created and wrote series of different genres such as Destino SP/RJ/Salvador, Pedro e Bianca, Que Monstro te Mordeu? and Família Imperial. He worked on the screenplays of 3% (Netflix), Comédia MTV (2010-2012), Latitudes, Segredos de Justiça (Globo) and the feature film Meteoros.

  • Thiago Dottori

    Scriptwriter, consultant and vice-president of ABRA – Associação Brasileira de Autores Roteiristas. He wrote more than 80 episodes for TV series such as Destino São Paulo and Psi (HBO), and Segredos de Justiça (Rede Globo). He is co-creator of Pedro e Bianca (TV Cultura), winner of the Emmy Kids International award. He wrote the scripts of feature films Vips, Os 3, Trago Comigo and La Vingança.

  • Thierry Lenouvel

    BA in Modern Literature and Cinema. He distributed through Les Films du Sémaphore films by Pedro Almodovar, Youssef Chahine and Emir Kusturica, among others. He worked as an independent press agent for more than 150 films. He is the co-founder of Cinemed Film Festival in Montpellier, the founder of Amiens’ Script Development Fund and Venice’s Final Cut. In 2001 he created Ciné-Sud Promotion, a company designed to promote art house films that so far has had 30 films produced and 200 international awards.