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Negin Salmasi

VP of Creative Affairs
See Saw Films

As head of See-Saw Films’ U.S. office, Negin oversees the creative affairs of all US Film and TV projects from the Academy Award winning production company.

Negin is currently focused on servicing the recently announced three-year first-look film development, financing and production deal with New Regency and finding US based TV projects, as well as working across the development, production, and release of the film and TV projects generated out of the London and Sydney offices.

Past See-Saw projects include the Academy Award-winning The King’s Speech, Academy Award-Nominated Lion; Mary Magdalene starring Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix; Academy Award winner Steve McQueen’s Widows; Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’ and ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl,' ‘The New Legends of Monkey,' and short form comedy series ‘State of the Union’ directed by Stephen Frears, written by Nick Hornby and starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd.

Upcoming projects include ‘The End’ starring Dame Harriet Walter and Frances O’Connor; and ‘The North Water’ TV Series currently in development, being written and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years), adapted from the novel by Ian McGuire.

Negin joined See-Saw in 2017 from Pascal Pictures where she was the Film and TV Development Executive for Amy Pascal at her Sony-based production company. During her tenure at Pascal Pictures Negin worked on projects such as Cleopatra, written by David Scarpa, adapted from Stacy Schiff’s ‘Cleopatra: A Life,’ Warhol written by Terence Winter (‘Boardwalk Empire’, The Wolf of Wall Street) and with Academy Award® winner Jared Leto attached to star. She also worked on Maestra, written by Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train), adapted from Lisa Hilton’s novel of the same name among various other projects.

Previously, Negin has worked at William Morris Endeavor, Fox Searchlight, and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

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