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Jim Dobson

Indie PR

Jim Dobson has been one of the leading entertainment publicists in the U.S. for over 35 years. His unique ability to discover and launch new talent and filmmakers has led to an impressive roster of clients which have included award-winning filmmakers Ava DuVernay, Maryam Keshavarz, Andrew Haigh, Michael Almereyda, Jeff Malmberg, Cherien Dabis, Denis Villeneuve, Xavier Dolan, and many others.

His extensive credits have included countless international film festival campaigns including the winning films at every major film festival in the world; “Circumstance” (Sundance Winner), “Valley of Saints” (Sundance Winner), “Middle of Nowhere” (Sundance Winner), "Amreeka" (Cannes winner), “Young and Wild” (Sundance Winner), “Grown Up Movie Star” (Sundance Winner), "Lasting" (Sundance winner), “Natural Selection” (SxSW Winner), “Weekend” (SxSW Winner), "She's Lost Control" (Berlin Film Festival winner), “That Evening Sun” (SxSW Winner), "Citadel" (SxSW Winner), "Bay of All Saints" (SxSW Winner), "Before I Disappear" (SxSW winner), “Incendies” (Oscar Nomination), “The Topp Twins" (Toronto Film Festival Winner), “Marwencol” (SxSW Winner), "Assholes" (SxSW winner), "Beasts Clawing at Straws" (Rotterdam winner), "Experimenter" (Sundance winner), "This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection" (Sundance winner), and many others.

Dobson is a prolific Oscar consultant having represented numerous nominated actors and films including the 2022 Oscar nominated Netflix Original Documentary "Audible."

In addition to his award-winning festival films, he has also launched successful theatrical, VOD and award campaigns for countless feature films and documentaries. He also works as a unit publicist for many films including the Sundance winner and Oscar nominated "Clemency."

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