Events » Breakfast Briefing with Alison Thompson Sunray Films

In Conversation with Alison Thompson, Sunray Films
Get the inside story on the world of international film sales and independent cinema.
Presented in collaboration with Screen Australia.

How is the business changing and what impact does this have on producers?
What are the role of Festivals and how important is the Cast or Director in selling a film?
How is Australia perceived in the global context?

This is a rare opportunity to hear up close and personal from legendary, international film executive Alison Thompson.

In January this year, Alison formed Sunray Films whose aim is to cultivate a diverse range of films from a wealth of sources and to present bold works that deliver global commercial and critical success. 
The London based sales and production company titles currently include seven time Academy Award Nominee, Mike Leigh’s Cannes 2014 Competition title, MR TURNER for which Timothy Spall won Best Actor; The AMY WINEHOUSE documentary from the multiple BAFTA-winning team behind the acclaimed SENNA; and ALONE IN BERLIN, based on the best-selling novel by Hans Fallada, directed by Vincent Perez and starring Emma Thompson and Daniel Bruhl.

Prior to launching Sunray Films, Alison was co-president of Focus Features International (FFI), the international arm of US based Focus Features and one of the world’s leading international sales agents and financiers with high profile titles such as Brokeback Mountain, The Motorcycle Diaries, Moonrise Kingdom and Blue Jasmine.

In 2005, Alison came to FFI from Pathe Pictures International whose films included Jane Campion’s In The Cut, The Motorcycle Diaries and Girl With A Pearl Earring. Before joining Pathe in 2000, Alison was Chief Executive of The Sales Company, one of the UK’s top sales agencies where she represented more than 100 films from the world’s most celebrated directors. During her 14 years there, Alison worked in every department before eventually running the company. Alison began her career with the Rank Organisation and Channel Four.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Alison as she chats with Matthew Deaner in the latest of our Breakfast Briefings series.

DATE:     Tuesday, 5 August 2014
TIME:     8.00am to 9.30am
VENUE:  Watts on Crown, 368 Crown St, Surry Hills

Members: $30 | Non Members & Special Guilds $40

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SPEAKERS

In January this year, Alison formed Sunray Films whose aim is to cultivate a diverse range of films from a wealth of sources and to present bold works that deliver global commercial and critical success. 
The London based sales and production company titles currently include seven time Academy Award Nominee, Mike Leigh’s Cannes 2014 Competition title, MR TURNER for which Timothy Spall won Best Actor; The AMY WINEHOUSE documentary from the multiple BAFTA-winning team behind the acclaimed SENNA; and ALONE IN BERLIN, based on the best-selling novel by Hans Fallada, directed by Vincent Perez and starring Emma Thompson and Daniel Bruhl.

Prior to launching Sunray Films, Alison was co-president of Focus Features International (FFI), the international arm of US based Focus Features and one of the world’s leading international sales agents and financiers with high profile titles such as Brokeback Mountain, The Motorcycle Diaries, Moonrise Kingdom and Blue Jasmine. In 2005, Alison came to FFI from Pathe Pictures International whose films included Jane Campion’s In The Cut, The Motorcycle Diaries and Girl With A Pearl Earring. Before joining Pathe in 2000, Alison was Chief Executive of The Sales Company, one of the UK’s top sales agencies where she represented more than 100 films from the world’s most celebrated directors. During her 14 years there, Alison worked in every department before eventually running the company. Alison began her career with the Rank Organisation and Channel Four.

Matthew Deaner is our Executive Director. Matthew sits across all aspects of Screen Producers Australia's advocacy work, industrial negotiations, events and operational issues. He also works closely with our Council to set the strategic direction of the organisation as well as identify and execute new business development opportunities.

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