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Bob Swaim holds a Brevet Technicien Supérieur de Cinema from the French National Film School, Louis Lumière as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University.For over thirty years, he has written, directed and produced feature films in Europe and Hollywood. His films have received numerous International awards and prizes including three César Awards from the French Film Academy, and the UNICEF Grand Prix for Best Feature at the Berlin Festival. His documentary, “Lumières Noires” was one of the ten finalists for Grand Prix International du Documentaire d’Auteur – as Best Documentary Film of 2006 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, European Film Academy, the French Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, and the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatique. He has contributed to many international film programs including the Equinoxe Screenwriting Workshops, the Australian Film Commission’s Spark workshops and Andrzej Wajda’s Master School of Film.

For his contribution to the French film industry, the French Minister of Culture has recently named him Officier des Arts et des Lettres. Bob Swaim’s official website.


Having completed his literary and political science studies before moving on to cinema, Hugo Boris, a graduate of France’s prestigious national film school, the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière, worked as an assistant director for film and television and directed five award winning short films.Hugo Boris is also a writer. He has published four award winning novels, all published in paperback editions: Le Baiser dans la nuque(Belfond, 2005), La Délégation norvégienne (Belfond, 2007), Je n’ai pas dansé depuis longtemps (Belfond, 2010), Trois grands fauves(Belfond, 2013).


A native of Brooklyn, New York, Rhonda came to Paris to study the French language and economics at the Sorbonne and Science Po (IEP) during her junior year at Tufts University.

Following a year in international banking, her background in the performing arts led her back to France and to the French film world. Rhonda embarked upon her career in the commercial sphere as production coordinator with Telema, the preeminent production house, working with award-winning directors such as Wim Wenders, Jean- Pierre Jeunet, Alain Chabat, Etienne Chatillez and Claude Miller.

She later free-lanced in key production roles (production manager, coordinator, transportation captain, fixer) in a variety of film, television and commercial production companies including films for IMAX, Columbia Pictures/ Imagine Entertainment (Ron Howard film), MGM/Columbia Pictures (Harald Zwart film), French & Canadian Television. Rhonda joined Eicar’s International department in 2009.



Ben Abrass has been producing and directing film and commercials for the past fourteen years. In 2010, he founded an independent production company, developing and producing short and feature films. His latest endeavor is an international creative studio dedicated to commercial storytelling and digital content.


Jean Achache started his career as Assistant Director working in France and abroad with a wide range of “A-list” directors like, among others, Robert Enrico, Georges Lautner, Bertrand Tavernier, Yves Boisset, Buzz Kulik, Cheech and Chong, Tony Scott and Joseph Losey. After running the Jean Paul Goude bicentennial show on the Champs Elysées in 1989, he became a director, mainly in commercials and music video. In 2009 he directed the feature film Un Soir au Club, which was critically acclaimed and selected in a dozen of festivals around the world (France, Canada, Hungaria, Bulgaria, Holland, Corea, Germany…). He has also directed several documentaries: Mémoires des missions for Médecins du monde, Diabolo’s workshop, featuring Terry Gilliam and Slava Polunin, several political subjects for LCP Channel, The Byrd, A love Affair about a famous movie theatre in Richmond (VA), Mémoires on memories of elders in a small village in France.

ALTMANN Karin | SCREENWRITER – Australian/British

Karin Altmann is a graduate of the National Film School of Great Britain. Her credits as a documentary director include the AFI winning Raoul Wallenberg: Between the Lines, Lynn Seymour: In A Class Of Her Own and Holding On To What Is Real – nominated for the International Prix Jeunesse. Karin’s work as a drama writer for Australian television series andserials includes Something in the Air, Blue Heelers, Sweat, Cluedo and War and Puss for the ABC Worst Day Of My Life series(also written and published as a children’s novel). She co-wrote the telemovie One Way Ticket a ratings winner for Channel 9, withMichael Brindley. Karin spent many years as a Development Executive for the Australia Film Commission (and then Screen Australia). There she read more than 2000 screenplays, selecting, funding and managing projects across feature film, shorts, documentary and new media – both in development and production. At ScriptWorks Karin consults on documentary, television drama and feature film projects – at script stage, during production or in the edit. Karin is a recipient the Dorothy Crawford Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, presented by the Australian Writers Guild.


A veteran director of photography, Gilles Arnaud has worked on a wide range of feature and TV films, including Requiem (directed by H. Renoh and produced by Fidélité production) and Highlander (a TV series produced by GTV).

He’s also shot many short films, commercials, docudramas and documentaries. More recently he’s worked on forty 3′ films, Ça va pas être possible, produced by Leonis production and directed by François Guérin and on six 52′ films, Duval et Moretti, produced by Italique productions.He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University.


Nathalie Ascher comes from both a film and a language background. She has worked as a script-coordinator and was responsible for the Research and Development Department in an animation production company. She then joined the post-production sector and worked as a post-production director in a mixing, editing and recording studio. Currently she translates scripts and documentaries for writers and production companies. She is also a script-reader for film production companies and teaches French and English at The International Film School of Paris.


Born in a family of filmmakers in Iran, Payam started his work in the Iranian film industry as a child actor. As an adult, he attended several filmmaking courses in London and Rome before moving to Paris in 2008 where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at EICAR – The international film school of Paris.He has been working as a cinematographer since 2012, shooting several feature films, documentaries and commercials both in Europe and Iran.

For his work in his debut feature film “My Tribe” in 2012, Payam was

awarded the Best Cinematography in the 26th edition of Isfahan International film Festival.


Counsel in Film, Audiovisual and Music Production, with over 14 years of experience as an Entertainment Attorney in California and in France, Laurence worked with film studios such as DreamWorks SKG, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Lionsgate, Mandalay Pictures, Gaumont, Studio Canal, Industry professional organizations (Writers’ Guilds) and international independent producers.Her expertise includes coaching and accompanying clients in the development and strategic, legal and financial set-up of theiraudiovisual (film and TV series) and music projects.

Actively involved in supporting the next generation of filmmakers,Laurence is teaches and lectures in Film Finance (EICAR International Film & Television School Paris, University Paris IX- Dauphine, NOA Film School-Tel Aviv), as well as Media Law andLegal English (University of Evry).

She also founded the Filmmakers’ Circle and moderates film-related panels, at the Espace Faubourg and Tapovan Earth Festival.

After completing her studies in Paris with a Masters degree in Law (University of Paris X-Nanterre) and a Masters degree in Business (University of Paris IX-Dauphine), Laurence lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years. She also graduated from the UCLA Extension Film School where she majored in film production and business affairs, and holds a Masters degree from UCLA School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in California and in France.


Jacob Berger, a filmmaker of Swiss and British origin, shot his first film, Angels, in Barcelona, which was presented in competition at the 1990 Berlin Film Festival. He then directed a TV film in the Swiss Alps, which went on to win the Prix de la Fiction at the Festival du Film de Montage d’Antibes.Between 1990 and 1994, he worked for Suisse Romande Television, directing several documentaries for their prestigious program, Temps Présent, and another documentary on stage fright, Le Trac, featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pierre Arditi, and Jean-Claude Brialy.From 1994 until 2001, Jacob Berger directed numerous TV Films for French and Swiss television.In 2001-2002, he directed his first feature film, Aime ton père, featuring Guillaume and Gérard Depardieu. The film was presented in competition at the Locarno Film Festival in 2002, and went on to represent Switzerland at the Oscars in 2003.In 2004-2005, Berger directed a documentary series for Arte on the Cirque du Soleil.In 2006, he shot his 2nd feature, 1 Journée, starring Bruno Todeschini, Natacha Régnier, and Noémie Kocher. The film won several international prizes at film festivals and was a critical success upon its theatrical release in Switzerland.Since 2007, Berger has been directing commercials between France and Switzerland.


Jérôme Boivin wrote and directed several award-winning short films. He also has directed documentary short subjects, fiction films for TV. His two feature films, Baxter and Confessions d’un barjo(Confessions of a Crap Artist), were presented in many international festivals, including Cannes and Montreal.

He teaches currently in Paris at the Femis and at the Louis-Lumière school and has taught in international workshops for the Royal Film Commission in Amman (Jordan), the Sundance Institute, and the Doha Film Institute.


After graduating a 3-year program of literature and cinema in the University La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Jérôme Borenstein started working as an assistant director in 1988 on corporate films.First assistant-director since 1995, Jérôme Borenstein has collaborated with international filmmakers such as Woody Allen, Sally Potter, Brian de Palma, Richard Linklater, Steven Spielberg, Elia Suleiman and Quentin Tarantino.

BRINDLEY Michael | SCREENWRITER – Australian

After graduating from AFTRS in 1978, Michael Brindley began working as a professional screenwriter. His first film was selected for CILECT, International Student Film Meeting in Budapest, and his graduation film, Apples, achieved theatrical release. Most recently, he worked as Story Producer on the $13 million, 12 x 1 hour series Conspiracy 365. His major writing credits include the award winning feature film Shame, invited to New York Museum of Modern Art ‘New Directors, New Films’ season, followed by worldwide distribution. His script won the Film Critics’ Circle Best Screenplay Award, re-released on DVD in 2011.

Michael Brindley’s other writing credits include the top-rating telemovie One Way Ticket (co-written with Karin Altmann), the mini- series The Great Air Race and several episodes of Police Rescue, Prisoner and A Country Practice – for which he was also Story Producer. He participated as a Writer and Script Editor on the AFI Award winning series Grass Roots, and Story Producer on MDA- Medical Defence Australia, which won three AFI awards, including Best Television Drama.

He has worked extensively as a Script Consultant for producers and Australian government film development bodies, and for the New Zealand Film Commission.

Michael Brindley devised and taught screenwriting courses for the AFTRS, RMIT, La Trobe University, Melbourne University and the NZ Film Commission. He has an AWG Award for Script Editing and an Honours degree in English Literature from Sydney University.


Jonathan Broda was born in Toulouse in 1970.He graduated from the ESAV (Ecole Supérieure d’Audiovisuel of Toulouse) in 1995 and completed a PhD in History of cinema at La Sorbonne in 2005 on “The auteur (author) theory in France”.He has been teaching History of cinema at La Sorbonne Nouvelle since 1997 and has combined this activity with film analysis since 1998.Since 1993, he has directed and produced a dozen of short-films, feature-films and documentaries.


A veteran cinematographer, Sophie Cadet graduated from the French national film school, Louis Lumière.Over the last decades, she’s worked as a cameraman and cinematographer for many distinguished directors, such as cult director Jan Kounen. The scope of her work covers TV series as well as action films, documentaries and music videos.


After graduating from EICAR in 2012, Fabien Cador has worked as Sound Engineer Assistant and Cable Man with various directors and actors including Michel Gondry, Frédéric Beigbeder, Marc Levy, Yvan Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Sy and Audrey Tautou.

He has also worked as Foley Recordist with Writer/Director Virginie Despentes on her movie “Bye Bye Blondie”, as Sound Engineer on”Détour aux Sources” directed by Roda Fawaz as well as on several YouTube series.


Veteran Sound Engineer, with over 17 productions to his credit, Mathieu Chanon graduated from ESAV in Toulouse.


Martin Copeland holds a degree in screenwriting from the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies and a Ph.D. in English literature from UCLA. He has sold numerous screenplays to US producers and studios, and in Europe he has sold or developed screenplays for producers in Britain, France, Switzerland, Italy and Russia. He co-wrote the Orion feature film “The Heavenlay Kid” and the telefilm “The singing of the Rainbow Warrior”, an ABC/ZDF production starring Sam Neill, Jon Voight, Kerry Fox and Lucy Lawless. He co-authored the original script for the Dimension/Miramax Films western “Texas rangers”, starring James Van Der Beek and Ashton Kutcher, and the popular 2006 Swiss comedy “Handyman”. Most recently

he has worked on the Russian film epic “Admiral Kolchak” and adapted for the stage the classic work of Native American literature “Lame Deer Seeker of Visions”.Most recently he has worked on the Russian film epic, “ADMIRAL”.

CULLEN Sean | EDITING – American

Editor Sean Cullen has worked on major Hollywood productions with film editor Walter Murch and directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Mendes and Kathryn Bigelow. For Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain”, Sean was responsible for the first major use of Final Cut Pro on a large-scale feature film. More recently, Sean has been an editor at Apple and has written a book on designing feature film workflows. He has given talks at Telluride and MacWorld and his latest film, a documentary on the Austrian artist Otto Muehl (Sellenium 2010), premiered in Vienna at MAK in June of 2010. Sean entered the film industry through the stage door, having received his MFA in sound design at the Yale School of Drama.

D’HOIR Catherine | SOUND EDITOR – French

After completing a doctorate in American Studies at the University of Paris VII, Catherine d’Hoir moved on to cinema. She has beentrained in film editing on English and American films as well as French films with Bertrand Tavernier, Claude Chabrol.

Then she chose to work as a a Sound Editor and worked on many feature films with different directors such as Costa Gavras, R. Altman, Melvin van Peebles. She’s worked on TV films as well as edited a few feature films and documentaries. She’s Head of Postproduction of TV films for two years for the French company Son et Lumière.

DAMAIN Murielle | SOUND – French

A graduate of the National French Film School,Louis Lumière, Murielle has worked on more than 50 TV or feature films such as “Dien Bien Phu” by Pierre Schoendoerffer or “Les amants du Pont Neuf” by Léos Carax as well as many documentaries and short films (“Poulet cocotte” awarded 30 times). Her last two feature films, “Trance”, and “The Man from London”, have both been selected by the Cannes Film Festivaland have won many international awards.


Mark Daniels has over 30 years experience as a DoP and Director. Arriving in New York at the end of the 1970’s, he plunged into the NY independent cinema and avant-garde theater/performance world working with Richard Foreman, Carolee Schneeman, Mabou Mines, Squat Theater, Michael Kirby and Stuart Sherman among others.

He DoP’d prize-winning films for Yvonne Rainer, Mark Rappaport, Sheila McLaughlin, Andy Horn, Leandro Katz, and other independent filmmakers. His first feature film as director, The Influence of Strangers (genealogy) (1987), won the Joseph von Sternberg Prize at the Mannheim Film Festival and a Golden Gate Award at San Francisco. It was chosen for the opening program at the American Museum of the Moving Image. He has been recipient of two Jerome Foundation Grants and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

Moving to Paris, Daniels has directed numerous documentaries for Arte and France 2. Classified X (Arte, 1998) won first prize at the Urbanworld and Human Rights festivals and was a Sundance Film Festival selection. Le mystere de la disparition des abeilles (Arte, 2010) won the l’Etoile de Scam among other awards. His most recent film is the feature-length docudrama La Statue de la Liberte, naissance d’un symbole (Arte, 2014).

From 1994 to 2000 he taught filmmaking and screenwriting at William Paterson University. He has written numerous scripts, and published articles, poems and essays.


A graduate of California Institute of the Arts where he majored in Film and Video, Direction, Don Device studied under and later assisted the legendary English director Alexander Mackendrick who took him as his protégé.

A former child actor, Device has been making films since he was six years old and has greatly improved since then. His films have been seen on every major US network, on shows such as The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and the Today Show. He co- created and wrote and directed two series for Showtime/TMC, one of which ran for four years. In all he has directed over 50 shorts, téléfilms and specializing in surreal comedy and 3D Effects, he participated in the pilot for the first Variety Show in 3D for Lily Tomlin in the early 90s. For nearly the last 20 years he as been creating interactive 3D and 4D entertainments for museums and monuments as well as amusement parks across the world. He has worked with personalities as diverse as Clint Eastwood, Bette Davis, Lionel Richie, Pat Buttram and former French President Jacques Chirac. As of 2012, his work could be seen on every continent in the world, and he has seen many of his predictions for 3D and VR/AR technology come true.


Maître Marie-Hélène FABIANI, attorney at law in Paris, holds a DEA in literary, artistic and industrial copyright and patent law (Paris II).Ms Fabiani has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2003. She has worked for various law firms specialized in intellectual property, including the HOFFMAN law firm, and PROMARK law firm as a partner.

A member of the AFPIDA (French international copyright association, French branch of the ALAI, International Literary and Artistic Association) and of the Paris Audio-visual Club, Ms Fabiani practices law in the following fields: copyright (audiovisual, entertainment law, publishing, music), designs and trademark law.

She specialises in intellectual and industrial property litigation, but also in commercial law (particularly issues of unfair competition) and distribution. Her expertise further encompasses criminal law and customs law.


Benjamin Fatras discovered his passion for the Steadicam at EICAR 7 years ago. Since then, his passion has become work.


Anne Feinsilber completed a post-Master degree in French literature at La Sorbonne and a Master in Russian language and literature at the Institut des Langues Orientales in Paris.

Her interest in films originated with documentaries. Between 1993 and 1998 she oversaw the production of more than a dozen for French television.In 1998 she moved to New York and switched her focus to directing, completing several documentaries for Bravo, VH1 and Court TV. She continued to work in production however, and served as a line producer on several independent feature films, including Nadjari’s I’m Josh Polonski’s Brother and Lifshitz’s La Traversée.

In 2006 the feature-length documentary she directed, Requiem for Billy The Kid featuring Kris Kristofferson was selected in Cannes (Official Selection – Out of Competition). It was released in theatres by MK2.

Her 2011 documentary Made in Hollywood, on blockbusters films, was commissioned by ARTE.

She recently received a grant from the CNC for her 90-minute documentary Hard Times, USA. She hopes to complete filming this year.

Anne is a 2006 laureate of Emergence. Her second feature film is currently in development.


Virginia Field has been a production designer for 25 years. Originally from New York, she has worked on films shot in Turkey, Cambodia, the Czech Republic and France. The scope of her work covers many styles from genre films to period films, including Friday the 13th, Framed, A Stranger is Watching, Les Clients d’Avrenos, Le Sourire du Clown, Femme de Passions, plus television series and dozens of commercials. The course explains and demonstrates why the production designer is an important partner in the complex process of making a film.


Specialises in the combination of the methodological approach to acting with the groundbreaking technique of movement psychology. As a teacher and coach she is based in Zürich, Switzerland, and works all over Europe. In weekly classes and workshops she has taught a great number of actors and introduced directors to the challenges of acting.

Individually she supports directors in the analysis and development of scripts and assists actors in their preparation of castings and roles: among others Carla Juri, Matthias Hungerbühler, Delia Mayer, Oriana Schrage, Michael Neuenschwander for Dällebach Kari (Xavier Koller, 2011), Fossil (Alex Walker, 2014), Dead Fucking Last (Walter Feistle, 2012), Das Missen Massaker (Michael Steiner, 2012), Tatort (2014),Vaterjagd (Rahel Grunder, 2014), Der Bestatter (2014).

Barbara regularly works as a voiceover artist and reads on stage. In the last few years together with Siri Hustvedt, Shirin Ebadi, Dame Ruth Rendell, Donna Leon, Alice Schwarzer and Andrea Levy.


A professional Hollywood stunt woman and stunt coordinatorsince 1981, Marian has performed stunts on many of the top grossing movies and most popular television shows including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Reservoir Dogs, Terminator, Basic Instinct, Pearl Harbor, Batman Returns, The Nutty Professor, and Air Force One. Her resume is a who’s-who of the most popular TV shows – Magnum P.I., The Fall Guy, Knight Rider, Cagney & Lacey, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dukes of Hazzard, 24, and Seinfeld. Marian is still performing stunts with her most recent role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2.

As an independent producer, Marian teams with her husband Director, Writer and Cinematographer Pr. Michael Hofstein to create movies for the U.S. and European market. They are in post production on the French/American co-production Killing Uncle Roman, a psychosexual thriller to be completed soon.

Watch her performance here.


Benoît GUILBAUD has worked on location for almost 15 years now. Just after his studies, he has always wanted to work on location. He has started as an assistant on different French features and TV movie, and after a while has had the opportunity to work on major American movie shot in France such as The Da Vinci Code and The Pink Panther.

He has been now working as a location manager for the past 4 years mainly on commercial (Lacoste, Canal +, Yves Saint Laurent…).In 2011, he has also worked on a French movie as a location manager.

His will is to give interest in location to the students.


James is a Grammy award nominated musician, composer and producer working in Los Angeles and Canada.

He worked for Quincy Jones’ record label alongside gospel legend Andrae Crouch (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan and The Lion King) before scoring the Francis Ford Coppola produced sci-fi series First Wave.

Working mainly in network television, James has composed for projects on Fox, CBS, Spike, Hallmark and Syfy Universal. Series include, X-Files (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson), White Crane(Daryl Hannah and David Carradine), Knights of Bloodsteel(Christopher Lloyd), Riverworld (Tahmoh Penikett) and Dawn Rider, (Donald Sutherland and Christian Slater)

James is currently scoring the series Beauty and the Beast for the

CBS network. The series is in its 4th season, airing in 40 countries worldwide.


Michael Hofstein is a veteran Director of Photography of both the International film industry and the Los Angeles film and television community.

His feature Director of Photography credits include: The Learning Curve (US), Ice Planet (Ger), Le Septième Mensonge (Fr), Killing Uncle Roman (Fr), and The Assignment 1.0 (Fr).

Mr. Hofstein photographed Visual Effects for the large budget and very popular features: Rush Hour directed by Brett Ratner, The Mask of Zorro directed by Martin Campbell and Drop Zone directed by John Badham. Other effects cinematography includes Bram Stoker’sDracula directed by Francis Coppola.

Television credits include widely noted US network series and movies of the week.

Mr. Hofstein is a member of the Directors Guild of America, The International Cinematographers Guild, The Visual Effects Society, and the Association Française des Producteurs de Films (AFPF).

He has taught at UCLA, the Sony Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, Maine Photographic Workshops, ITVA, SMPTE, and at numerous film festivals including Cannes, and has written articles for Indie Slate magazine, Millimeter and other film journals.

In addition, he is the author of Creative Control, a textbook for cinematographers and a contributing author to the ASC Cinematographer’s Manual. Mr Hofstein holds an MA in Cinema Studies from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Mr. Hofstein continues to photograph movies worldwide.


Born in France (in the Auvergne), she arrived in Paris at the age of 18 with a diploma in audiovisual techniques and a BTS certificate in her pocket. Her aim was to assuage her passion for the cinema by fulfilling her dream of becoming a continuity girl. After several training courses, she has since worked for all the national TV channels and has to her credit more than one hundred collaborations with directors/producers. She is equally experienced in TV film fiction, series and full length film as in live TV.

KERVINIO Thomas | EDITOR – French

A former student of EICAR, Thomas Kervinio has become an editor, working on commercials and documentaries, as well as countless students’ projects.He currently teaches editing to EICAR French Cinema & TV Filmmaking and Audiovisual Journalism Departments.

KOCHER Noémie | ACTING – Swiss/Canadian

Noémie Kocher is a Swiss /Canadian actress living in Paris. She is trilingual and holds a DEA in Theatre Arts in addition to having been trained at the prestigious Cours Florent.She has been featured in over 45 dramatic films for television. She has appeared in 12 feature films and has participated in short films by many up and coming directors. Theatre also plays a special part in her career. She has had featured roles in the last two pieces of noted French director, Patrice Leconte (THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND). She received the Foundation Beaumarchais prize and has received an advance on receipts for her script “1 Day” which she co – wrote with Jacob Berger. This script was also nominated for a Swiss Screenwriting prize in 2008.

Noémie has been engaged in and a pilot for the International Organization Against Torture (OMCT) since 2007.


Post Production Sound Supervisor in Hollywood for 30 years with vast experience and knowledge of the relationship between Film and Sound, as well as the recent developments in the craft of sound design.

His TV credits include the 80’s hit serie “Moonlighting” and the current “Games of Thrones” series. Feature film credits include “Independence Day”, “Scream 4” and “Hop” to name a few.Mr. Kuklowsky has recently developed a lecture series where he shares his perspective of the future “soundscape” in the ever changing film industry.

MACK Chris | ACTING – American

Chris Mack acts, writes and directs plays and films, and coaches actors in Paris and New York. He resides in Paris, where he also acts in and directs voiceovers. Recent/current directing credits include Alan Arkin’s “Virtial Reality”, film shorts for Theatre en Anglais “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Seventy Scenes of Halloween”, and “Vampire Vermont”. He has also been a director and acting coach on and performed in a variety of industrial films and ads, and horror films. A co-founder of Paris Playwrights and a former member of Blueprint Theatre, The Empty Space Theatre, and Annex Theatre in Seattle; he is a former advisory board member for ESTRENO, which promotes Spanish plays. Chris taught theatre, communications and voice classes within the City University of New York, where he also ran Bronx Community College’s Theatre Workshop. He also has taught scene study and acting on camera classes for the New York Film Academy at La Femis. Currently, he teaches acting classes for stage and screen for Bilingual Acting Workshop, the Sudden Theatre, the American University of Paris, as well as periodic workshops for EuroDisney.Chris is also a Paris-based voiceover artist, he does voiceovers for numerous documentaries and films, including such recent films as “Persepolis”, and an upcoming series of animations based on Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories. He can also be heard as the English narrator on <a class=”grisfonce11″ target=_blank href=”http://www.pocketvox.com”>www.pocketvox.com</a>, a series of audio guides of the cities of Europe.

MAGYAR Dezso | DIRECTOR – American/Hungarian

Dezso Magyar is a prize winning filmmaker and internationally recognized film educator.

In his native country, Hungary, he has written and directed very controversial films which were nonetheless recognized and won prizes at international film festivals (Cannes, Oberhausen, Locarno).

Immigrating to the US, Magyar continued his film making career by writing and producing some major studio films (Streets of Gold, Off Beat) and writing and directing some critically acclaimed independent films (Rappacini’s Daughter, Kings of America, Summer, No


At the same time, Magyar increasingly devoted himself to mentoring young filmmakers, first as a Filmmaker in Residence at the American Film Institute.This resulted in Magyar becoming the Dean and Creative Leader of the American Film Institute’s Conservatory, considered one of the best film schools of the world, the school that nurtured filmmakers the likes of David Lynch, Terence Malik, Darin Aronofski.

Magyar has been the leader and primary mentor of film schools(American Film Institute, Canadian Film Center, Chapman University) for the last two decades and in that capacity he has mentored many of the young important filmmakers of America (Todd Field, Carl Franklin, Andrea Arnold, Steven Shainberg, etc.)

By the survey of the Hollywood Reporter, Dezso Magyar has been voted one of the top ten most influential film mentors/educators of America.

MAY Jeffrey | EDITOR – American

Originally from Gonzales, Louisiana, Jeffrey moved to London after graduating from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in film and video production. There Jeff established himself as one of the premier editors and colorists in the UK, working on many fantastic films and television programmes, including the award-winning documentary Deep Water, music videos with directors such as Steve Barron, Nick Morris, and Russell Mulcahey, the Sky Sports “Behind the Ropes” boxing series and The Great Train Robbery films for the BBC.

He also teaches screenwriting and editing classes at Kingston University and Middlesex University in the UK.

MCNULTY John | DIRECTING – American-British

– John McNulty has an MFA in Film from NYU where he studied under Spike Lee. He also has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. He has directed numerous award winning short films including “Release” featuring David Letterman. His film experience includes working on such prestigious productions as the Academy Award winning film “Boys Don’t Cry” and the acclaimed BBC documentary on the making of William Friedkin’s “French Connection”.


Ashley Mendoza has a M.F.A. in directing and screenwriting from Columbia University, School of the Arts, Film Program. While at film school, she worked as a reader at the William Morris Agency. Her thesis film, “Mad About Harry”, was a finalist in The Hollywood Film Festival. After graduation, she served as an associate producer and writer on Nick Jr.’s acclaimed preschool show, “Dora the Explorer”. Other writing credits for preschool shows include “Higglytown Heroes”, “The Care Bears”, and “Maryoku Yummy”. She just completed work as a staff writer on three seasons of Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, now the highest rated preschool show. Her script, “Sleeping Minnie”, was nominated for Cartoons on the Bay, Pulcinella Awards, in the Educational and Social Program, 2007. Another script, “Goofy the Great!” was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008. “Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland”, her second direct-to-video movie for Disney, will be released later this year.


From Paris, self-made man, image lover.After working 10 years in advertising as an assistant director, he now works for French television in post-production department, as an editor-special effects artist. In addition, he is an Official Apple and Adobe software Trainer, on After Effects and Final Cut Pro. His public is television and film professionals.

MOINE Patrick | PRODUCER – French

After ten years in Brazil where he worked as a co-producer and producer of successful movies, Patrick Moine returned to France as Line Producer and Executive Producer for the French companies DWD Productions and Camera Continentales, before setting up his own company Les Films du Triangle.

In these capacities, he produced more than 300 hours of films and television series, both live action and animation, most of which set up as international co-production.

Since 2008 he is working as an independent Producer.

PERRIN Chantal | DIRECTING – French

Chantal Perrin has worked as a First AD and line producer on commercials and feature films with many internationally renown directors as Terry Gilliam, Adrian Lyne, Jean Paul Rappeneau, Etienne Chatiliez, Bernard Stora and others.

Since 1985, she has been directing music videos, commercials, documentary films, and TV magazines for France 2, France 3, ARTE, etc. She regularly works for Thalassa, the popular TV documentary series on France 3.


Graduated from EICAR’s Master of Fine Arts program in 2013, Ammar was awarded Students’ Choice for Best Film, for his short film The Pipers.

Since he graduated, Ammar has taken part in several film festivals, both as nominee and jury member.

He worked on several films, commercials & independent short films in Paris. On December 2014, Ammar was invited to be one of the Jury members at the International Sports Film Festival in Paris, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Sports and Gymnastics Works Federation (FSGT).

As of 2015, Ammar started working for EICAR as a Technical Advisor and professor of Davinci Resolve.


Screenwriter and script doctor for the cinema, Pascale Rey (of Swiss and French nationality) lives in Paris. A veritable globe trotter, she divides her time between giving screenwriting workshops in France and abroad (Philippines, Senegal, Morocco, United Kingdom, Spain, Madagascar), and teaching drama (London Film School, Conservatoire Européen d’Ecriture audiovisuelle, International School of Cinema, los Banos in Cuba). Pascale is a founder of an international non profit organization called Dreamago, and is fluent in four languages. She is motivated by her deep commitment to fostering international exchange, building cross-cultural solidarity, and respecting cultural differences.


Sylvain Rigollot was born in 1969. Graduate of the French National Film School Louis Lumière, he experimented several cinema crafts, to eventually focus on storyboarding. He worked on many commercials, with Claude Miller, Nicole Garcia, Christophe Barratier, Julien Séri. Heading for feature films, he storyboarded movies like LARGO WINCH, directed by Jérôme Salle, or EN FACE, by Mathias Ledoux. What he mostly likes is creating the artistic concept of a film, as he did for Sami Bouajilah’s feature in development.

In 1999, he publishes TITANIC, A SCRIPT METHODOLOGY (Dixit Publishing), a deep analysis of the James Cameron movie.

He has also directed short films, like LE FLEAU MODERNE or CLANDESTINO. These movies have been selected in many festivals and won prizes.

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Philippe Ros is specialized in hand held camera and practicability issues.

He is fully acquainted with the digital shooting systems and the postproduction workflows linked to them. Recently, he was Digital Imaging Director during five years on “Oceans”, film directedby Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. His goal was to match underwater HD shots and 35 mm topside shots. With engineers he had to design several customized tools to achieve directors wishes. He was also the Cinematographer on underwater nights, tanks and microscope shooting on “Oceans”.

He was Digital Imaging Supervisor on “Home” directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. For television, he was the cinematographer of the first five seasons of the series “Kaamelott”, directed by Alexandre Astier.

He recently achieved an European tour of 17 capitals to show a serial of 4 short demo films shot in 4K for Sony Europe and Leica. He’s currently working as Digital Imaging Supervisor for a serial of documentaries involving shooting in extreme low light conditions. As a Cinematographer, he is in preparation for feature films with an involvement from the first script, till the end of post-production. As well as documentaries where a customization of the digital tools is requested.

As an Instructor, he is involved in many seminars, conferences and workshops in the whole world.

Philippe Ros is a member of the French Cinematographers Association (AFC), Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC), member of the French Image and Sound Superior Technical Commission (CST), Observer at the Technical Committee of IMAGO, European Federation of Cinematographers.


Alain Ross is a writer/director of Franco/British origins. He trained in theatre in which he worked for ten years before turning to film. In 1997 he wrote and directed “Bound”, a short film, which won several prizes and was selected in 40 international film festivals. In 2000 he co-wrote and directed his first feature film, “L’attrape-rêves” (Dreamcatcher), which received good critical

acclaim. He then co-wrote Eric Veniard’s first feature film, “Une affaire qui roule” (2003), a comedy. He recently co-wrote Laurent de Bartillat’s first feature film “Ce que mes yeux ont vu” (2007) about Watteau, the artist. He is currently developing his second feature film.


From Miami Vice to Prison Break and Lost, Bobby Roth has directed over 25 US television series in his 30-year career, also serving as Executive Producer and Producer on the 1985 ABC series The Insiders and the 2005 CBS series Numb3rs.

In addition, Bobby Roth has directed 20 movies for television, including the award-winning 2005 CBS Elizabeth Smart Story. Roth also has 13 feature films to his credit, from the celebrated 1984Heartbreakers to his recent release, the award-winning Berkeley.


Olivier Roussille graduated from La Sorbonne (Media & Communication), INSEEC (Business) and Hunter College (Film) in New York City where he started his experience in production as an assistant producer for an off-Broadshow show. Upon returning to France, he worked for The Gang Films, a commercial production company. Since then, he has worked as a production manager and executive producer for several other French companies in different fields including commercials, corporate videos, television shows, documentaries and animation.


Born and raised in New York City, Elizabeth Schub Kamir is a screenwriter and award winning filmmaker of both documentary and narrative films. She is also an educator.

Her documentary, Cuba 15 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded Best Short Film at dozens of international film festivals including the Panorama selection at the Berlinale, the Aspen Shortfest and The Hamptons International Film Festival.

In addition to theatrical release in New York, Cuba 15 aired on PBS as part of the documentary series POV where it was nominated for aNational Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Programming. Both Cuba 15 and her film narrative film Paradise Plains have been televised in Spain and France on networks including Canal+ and in England on Channel 4.

She has written and developed narrative, feature length screenplays and episodic television and VOD series for production entities including Killer Films (Christine Vachon) and MGM Goldwyn. As a series writer, she recently completed the first in several series for Blackpills, an upcoming VOD platform created by the founders of telecommunications company Free and the music streaming service Deezer.

One of the founding faculty members at the New York Film Academy, Elizabeth Schub has taught at international film schools including the EICTV (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television) in Havana, Cuba. Elizabeth Schub earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.F.A. in Photography at Cornell University and received her M.F.A. in Film from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.


Since his graduation in 1990 from the French National Film School, Louis Lumière, as a cameraman on feature films, television films as well as a director of shorts and documentaries, many of which have been selected in festivals. In 1998, Didier started his production company where he produces, shoots and directs corporate and industrial films as well as documentaries. His work has been broadcast on French National television and seen in numerous international festivals including Montreal, the FESPACO, New York and Quebec.

VALERIO Adriano | DIRECTOR – Italian

After completing his Bachelor Degree in Law at the Università Statale di Milano, followed by film studies at Marco Bellocchio’s film workshop, he moved to France where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at EICAR, The International Film School of Paris.

In 2012 he founded the Association Camera Mundi which organizes film workshops in developing countries.Adriano is an alumnus of both the Berlinale Talent Campus (2012) and the Locarno Film Academy (2012).

Adriano Valerio’s most recent short film, “37°4S”, was awardedSpecial Mention by the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival (2013), the David di Donatello for the Best Italian Short Film (2014), theSpecial Prize of Nastro D’argento (2014).

His debut feature film “BANAT” (The Journey) premiered at Critic’s Week at Venice Film Festival and has been selected for over 40 festivals all over the world, winning several awards.

Adriano was nominated for David di Donatello and Globo d’Oro for the Best Debut Director.


Freelance editor and colorist, Olivier is an Apple Certified Trainer on Final Cut Pro and Motion. He has been teaching Final Cut Pro to most of the TV stations in France including TF1, France 2, France 3, TV5 Monde, TMC…

He is also consulting as a workflow designer helping TV stations and post houses to organize their workflow.

Olivier co-founded YakYakYak.fr, the reference website dedicated to post production on a Mac. He also wrote a book Monter ses vidéos avec Final Cut Pro X published by Eyrolles and recorded several VOD tutorials about Final Cut Pro published by Elephorm.

WILLIAMS Scott | DIRECTOR – American

Scott Williams founded The Impulse Company shortly after his arrival in London in 1996.

He has directed and taught all over the world, most recently at theColorado Shakespeare Festival (Measure for Measure), New York Stage and Film (Painted From Memory), and in Hong Kong (Ancient History and A Streetcar Named Desire).

In London, he has directed dozens of plays, including Five O’Clock Angel (with Nichola McAuliffe), which had a six-month tour throughout the UK. Scott is moving The Impulse Company into international work, with the creation of Impulse Company France in Paris, as well as regular stops in Australia, New York, and Hong Kong, amongother places.

He trained with Sanford Meisner at Neighborhood Playhouse and with William Ball at American Conservatory Theatre, and has advanced degrees from San Francisco State University.


1st Assistant Director since 15 years, Jérôme Zajdermann worked on feature films, tv movies and advertisings.Jérôme Zajdermann is also producer since 9 years. His company Sotavento is producing short movies and tv movies.