Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Roxanne Benjamin
Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Every filmmaker has a story to tell. Get advice, or share those stories with experienced filmmakers in our Narrative Filmmaker Mentor category.
This Mentor Session requires advance online sign up and is available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Online sign ups will open in February.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Roxanne Benjamin is an LA-based writer, director, and producer. She served as the Head of Acquisitions and Development for Snoot Entertainment (YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, ANOMALISA), co-producing FAUL...Show the rest
Roxanne Benjamin is an LA-based writer, director, and producer. She served as the Head of Acquisitions and Development for Snoot Entertainment (YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, ANOMALISA), co-producing FAULTS (2014) and Sean Byrne’s THE DEVIL’S CANDY (2015). Prior to that she ran the Bloody Disgusting Selects label, the genre division of management entity The Collective, where she oversaw the acquisition and distribution of 12 genre titles per year. She also developed and produced festival favorites V/H/S and V/H/S/2, both of which premiered in the Sundance Film Festival Midnight section in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Both films were acquired and released by Magnolia Pictures. Benjamin' directorial debut SOUTHBOUND, which she also co-wrote and produced, premiered in the TIFF Midnight Madness section this past year and was subsequently acquired by The Orchard.
She is currently developing a feature directorial effort with co-writer Susan Burke. She has worked in TV and Feature Programming, Acquisitions, Production, and Distribution since graduating from the H. J. Heinz College of Public Policy & Management at Carnegie Melon University with a Masters in Entertainment Business Management in 2009.
As an undergraduate Roxanne studied Visual and Performing Arts and Creative Story Analysis at Belmont University in Nashville. While there, she worked at one of the nation’s top non-profit independent theaters, the historic Belcourt Theater, and the Tennessee Repertory Theater. Roxanne currently serves as an Advisory Board Member at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles.Hide the rest