Magazine article Screen International

Robert Walak, Alison Thompson Join Future Leaders in Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

Robert Walak, Alison Thompson Join Future Leaders in Distribution

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Birds Eye View Film has revealed the mentors who will take part in the second edition of industry initiative Future Leaders in Film Distribution.

Supporting female distribution executives will seven-plus years' experience, the programme selects up to 10 participants to take part in coaching, mentoring and shadowing sessions.

The mentors are:

* Alison Thompson (Cornerstone Films)

* Jill Tandy

* Eve Gabereau (Soda)

* Anna Godas (Dogwoof)

* Robert Walak (Focus Feature International)

* Trish Long (Disney)

* Sue Bruce Smith (Film4)

* Kezia Williams (eOne)

* Nicola Pearcy (Lionsgate)

* Luke Vetere (Fox)

Applications are now open (closing Sept 14) for the initiative, which will run October 2016 to June 2017.

The programme is run by BAFTA-nominated producer Mia Bays with marketing and distribution exec Julia Short. …

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