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David Magdael


With over two decades in PR/marketing for award winning documentaries, films and broadcast content, David Magdael and his company DAVID MAGDAEL & ASSOCIATES have become an important leader in the field. A recent Peabody Award winner as well, he leads Oscar/awards campaigns, theatrical releases, and streaming and broadcast premieres. Magdael is one of the top media strategists in entertainment, a longtime member of AMPAS (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) and is the co-director of the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival since 1997. He continues to serve as a mentor at the Sundance Institute Producers Lab, Global Media Makers, Film Independent, Berlinale EFM, European Film Market, IDFA, Women Make Movies and other media organizations, and serves on the board of Gamechanger Non-Profit. He is one of the founders of Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience (APFE) since 2002 creating events for AAPI filmmakers at Sundance, Tribeca, Toronto, LA Asian, SXSW and CAAM Film Festivals.

Taking a more active role in filmmaking, Magdael has become recently involved with films in various producer capacities including MR. SOUL!, 76 DAYS; ASHIMA; PIER KIDS; LIKE A ROLLING STONE - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN FONG TORRES; and more

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Events featuring David Magdael
Events featuring David Magdael