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Masterclass with Alix Madigan

Start date:
Feb 19, 2016 15:00 PM
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As a producer, Alix Madigan has found that most people still do not know what exactly it is that producers do. What stories do you decide to tell? How do you choose your collaborators? How do you become the engine that gets a film off the ground? What exactly does it take to get a movie into production? What are the pitfalls along the way? How does one navigate the new distribution landscape? Walking through the process, using ‘Laggies’ and ‘Winter’s Bone’ as case studies, Madigan will walk you through every stage of a film’s journey, from inception to showing it to the big screen.

About the speaker

Alix Madigan graduated from Dartmouth College and has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She produced Debra Granik’s ‘Winter’s Bone’, which won the Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic feature at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and was nominated for four Academy Awards. It also won the Gotham Award for Best Picture and two Independent Spirit Awards. Madigan most recently produced Lynn Shelton’s ‘Laggies’ and Gregg Araki’s ‘Whitebird in a Blizzard’, both of which premiered at Sundance in 2014. She also produced Cherien Dabis’s ‘May in the Summer’, which was in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. She has served in various producing capacities on films including Araki’s ‘Smiley Face’; Ira Sachs’s ‘Married Life’; Renny Harlin’s ‘Cleaner’; Neil LaBute’s ‘Your Friends and Neighbors’; Christian Alvert’s ‘Case 39’; and Shari Berman and Bob Pulcini’s ‘Girl Most Likely’. Currently, Madigan is a staff producer for Anonymous Content, a multimedia company based in Los Angeles.


Date: 19 February, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium

Free event; first-come, first-served