Leslie Vuchot

CEO
The Festival Agency

Born in France, Leslie is a post graduate of Entertainment Law at La Sorbonne (Paris I). She began her career as a legal trainee at BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) in Paris. She left for London for a first job at Focus Features International in 2005 and then at HanWay films as Publicity & Marketing Manager. Identifying a niche in the non-traditional film circuits, Leslie launches The Festival Agency in 2010.

Roundtables - Expert / Moderator:
2015 Cannes Film Festival #NEXT "New initiatives by festivals for the future of film"
2014 Deauville American film Festival - Discussion about Brian Grazer
2013 Marrakech film Festival 25 Key players in the industry (17 members Europa International and 8 major stakeholder)

Panels invited:
2015 Gaite Lyrique - Paris : Business in the Entertainment and grow internationally. Introduction by Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin, and discussion with Isabelle Giordano (Unifrance) cf picture
2013 Krakow Off Plus CameraFF
Sevilla 2012 FF Sales Agents and roles in festivals worldwide distribution
from 2011 to 2014 Cannes Festival Producers Network & Workshop

Invitation Expert / Decision Maker:
SODEC RDV films Montreal- Strategies festivals in February 2015
EAVE Vienna 2013 and Strasbourg in 2015

Festivals Juries:
DocAviv (Israel) 2014
Karlovy Vary (Czech, Czech) 2013
Tallinn Black Nights (Estonia) 2009

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]