Alison Bailes

Alison Bailes is a freelance journalist and producer. She reviews movies for WOR 710am radio and www.Bestmoviesbyfarr.com. She also co-hosts the New York Film Critics Series and maintains her own film website www.alisonbailes.com. She has written for More magazine, Parade.com and Fiftyisthenewfifty.com and worked as a correspondent on Roger Ebert presents “At the Movies”.

From 2005-2009 Alison co-hosted the NBC Universal weekly movie review show “Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk”. She and Jeffrey Lyons shared their different perspectives on the latest film and DVD releases, gave viewers the latest news from the box office and reported on industry trends.  “Reel Talk” also featured celebrity interviews.

Prior to joining WNBC, Alison created “At The Angelika” for the Independent Film Channel.  She wrote, produced and hosted this monthly look at the independent film scene, which later became known as “At The IFC Center.”

Previously, Alison was a senior producer of the weekly film magazine show, “Flix” on VH1. She began her career at CNN, working for their daily entertainment news show “Showbiz Today.”

A UK native, Alison has lived in the United States since 1989. She graduated from Oxford University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and German Literature. An avid athlete, she also received a sporting honor, half-blue, in rowing.

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360 Profile: Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea, one of the season’s most eagerly anticipated releases and the third film from acclaimed writer/director Kenneth Lonergan, presents an object lesson in the competing challenges faced by independent producers championing artistically ambitious stories.

Other Session Panelists

Tom LeonardisPresident, Whoop, Inc., Executive Producer/Head of Development One Hoe Productions   
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Tom Leonardis

President, Whoop, Inc., Executive Producer/Head of Development One Hoe Productions   
Gary LucchesiAmerican Pastoral, Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby; President, Producers Guild of America
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Gary Lucchesi

American Pastoral, The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby; President, Producers Guild of America
Lori McCrearyMadam Secretary, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Invictus; President, Producers Guild of America
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Lori McCreary

Madam Secretary, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Invictus; President, Producers Guild of America