Christine VachonWonderstruck, Carol, Far From HeavenChristine Vachon

Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past two decades, they have produced over 100 films and some of the most celebrated American indie features including: Carol (nominated for six Academy Awards), Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Still Alice (Academy Award winner), Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Kids, Hedwig and The Angry Inc, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, and I’m Not There (Academy Award nominated). In television, Vachon executive-produced the Emmy and Golden Globe winning miniseries Mildred Pierce for HBO. Other recent work includes: Goat, Weiner Dog, White Girl, and Beatriz At Dinner. Killer Films recently produced Z: The Beginning of Everything starring Christina Ricci for Amazon Studios, as well as Todd Haynes’ latest film, Wonderstruck. They are currently in post-production on Paul Schrader’s latest feature, First Reformed.

Vachon is also the director of the MFA program at Stony Brook University.

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Producers’ Masterclass: The Power of Creative Collaboration, Part 1, sponsored by Delta Air Lines

In its eagerly anticipated annual event, PBNY investigates the filmmaking process with the help of producers from some of this year’s most acclaimed features. These producers will take the stage with key collaborators, ready to discuss how their partnerships provided the defining elements of their memorable films, setting them on their course for awards season.
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Mentoring Roundtables

For 60 minutes, small groups of up to eight attendees will get to ask questions to, and seek advice from, the mentor of their choice. This is your chance to ask any question about your project to a top producer. Established producers will be scheduled throughout the day conducting the Roundtables. Sorry, NO pitches, just questions! Mentoring Roundtables are available through registration at an additional cost of $100.