IFP – the Independent Filmmaker Project – is the nation’s largest global film organization. Producer of the Gotham Independent Film Awards and publisher of FILMMAKER Magazine, IFP is a 501(c)(3)non-profit arts organization that represents a network of over 10,000 filmmakers, film industry representatives, and film enthusiasts. Since 1979, IFP has supported independent film and the independent filmmaker through education, advocacy, outreach, and community.
Through its educational and mentorship programs, conferences, magazine, website, and signature events, IFP provides 360° access to the independent film community.
“独立电影制片项目”机构 (IFP) 是美国最大的全球性电影组织。 IFP是一家501（c）（3）非营利艺术机构，活动关系网有超过10000制片人、电影业人士和电影爱好者。首创著名“格森独立电影奖”，并出版《电影制片人杂志》。自1979年以来，IFP一直支持独立电影，并通过教育、宣传、推广以及社区活动方式支持独立制片人。
About The Made in NY Media Center by IFP
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is dedicated to defining and championing the future of digital storytelling. We empower artists and entrepreneurs by connecting them to the resources and audiences necessary for them to succeed and evolve their art and business.
Chairman of the Board of IFP
Founder & Producer, Likely Story
Anthony Bregman’s films include the Academy Award-winning “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Friends With Money,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Synecdoche, New York,” “Please Give,” “The Tao of Steve,” “Lovely & Amazing,” “Human Nature,” “The Extra Man,” “Thumbsucker,” “The Savages,” “The Ice Storm,” “The Brothers McMullen,” “Trick,” Mexican science fiction extravaganza “Sleep Dealer,” and punk rock monster movie “Love God,” the world’s first digital film. His next three films to be released in 2012 are Stephen Frears’ “Lay the Favorite,” (The Weinstein Company), Larry Kasdan’s “Darling Companion,” (Sony Pictures Classics), and Julian Farino’s “The Oranges,” (ATO Pictures).
In the Fall of 2006, Bregman founded the New York City-based production company Likely Story, which he currently runs with Stefanie Azpiazu. Prior to Likely Story, Bregman was a partner at This is That for four years, and spent ten years as head of production at Good Machine, where he supervised the production and post-production of over thirty feature films, including “Sense and Sensibility,” “Eat Drink, Man Woman,” “Walking & Talking,” “What Happened Was…,” “The Wedding Banquet,” and “Safe.” Bregman teaches producing at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School and is on the board of the IFP.
Bregman’s movies have won numerous awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Gothams, Indie Spirits, and Cannes, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, among others. At the end of 2009, Roger Ebert named “Synecdoche, New York” the Best Film of the Decade.
安东尼·布雷格曼的电影获多项奖，包括：奥斯卡获奖“永恒阳光美丽心灵的”，“老友记”，“我们的白痴哥哥”，“提喻，纽约”，“请给”，“史蒂夫之道”，“可爱与神奇”，“人性”，“额外的男人”，“野人”，“冰风暴”，“兄弟麦克马伦”，“天雷”，“墨西哥科幻盛会”，“和朋克摇滚怪兽电影“爱上帝”的世界上第一个数字电影。他三部影片被发布在2012顷史蒂芬·弗莱尔斯’“莱最喜欢的，”（温斯坦公司），拉里·卡斯丹的“亲爱的伴侣，”（索尼经典）和朱利安·发瑞 的“的橙子，”（ATO图片） 。
在2006年秋天，布雷格曼创办了纽约市“可能故事”公司，目前与爱子皮阿组运行。 布雷格曼在“这为那”公司是四年的合伙人，在“好机器”公司任十年的制片主任 ，他监督制作和后期制作超过30部故事片，其中包括“理性与感性”,“饮食男女”，“行走与说话”，“当时的情况是……”，“喜宴”和“安全”。布雷格曼任教于哥伦比亚大学，在电影学院教研究生制片，是IFP董事长。
Chairman of the Board of the Made in NY Media Center by IFP
Co-Founder, Fuel Media Capital
Jon Miller is the co-founder of Fuel Media Capital. He was the Chief Digital Officer, and Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group for News Corporation, a role in which he drove the Company’s overall digital strategy in conjunction with various operational heads, while also directly overseeing all of News Corp.’s standalone digital businesses. Prior to News Corporation, Jon was a founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focusing on digital media and the consumer Internet space. Previously, Miller was Chairman and CEO of AOL, where he led the company to a record annual profit growth of 21 percent, and increased online advertising growth — the centerpiece of its new business model — by 46 percent in 2006.
Earlier in his career, Jon was CEO and President of USA Information and Services — now IACI and Expedia — and also served as Managing Director of Nickelodeon International, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks. From 1987-1993, Miller was Vice President, Programming and Co-General Manager of NBA Entertainment, where he was responsible for league-wide brand management and programming. Miller is member of the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Emerson College and WNYC Public Radio in New York. Jon resides in New York and holds a B.A. from Harvard College.
乔恩·米勒是燃料传媒资本的创始人之一。他是 数字媒体集团新闻集团的董事长兼首席执行官。他领导公司的整体数字战略与各种操作头相结合，同时也直接监督所有新闻集团旗下独立的数字业务。乔恩曾是速度互动集团（一家投资公司专注于数字媒体和消费者互联网领域）的创始合伙人。此前，米勒主席和AOL，他带领公司以21％的创纪录的年度利润增长的CEO，并在2006年增加了网络广告的46％ 增长 (新的商业模式的核心 )。
在职业生涯早期，乔恩 美国信息和服务总裁 – 现在IACI和Expedia – 并且还担任过总经理尼克国际，维亚康姆旗下MTV网络公司的部门主管。从1987-1993年，米勒NBA娱乐公司是副总裁，负责全联盟品牌管理和编程，是编程和联席总经理。米勒是美国电影协会的董事会成员，并担任爱默生学院和WNYC公共广播电台在纽约的董事。
Joana has been the Executive Director of the IFP since December 2009. Prior to this, she and her partner Jason Kliot produced or executive produced over 40 films by acclaimed directors including Jim Jarmusch, Miguel Arteta, Brian De Palma, Hal Hartley, Steven Soderbergh, Nicole Holofcener, and Todd Solondz.
Among the many films that Vicente and Kliot have produced are Tony Bui’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award-winner Three Seasons, Jim Jarmusch’s cult classic Coffee and Cigarettes, Niels Mueller’s The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Todd Solondz’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning Welcome to the Dollhouse, Brian De Palma’s controversial Redacted and Alex Gibney’s Academy Award®-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Vicente’s films have garnered numerous accolades and awards, including 23 Independent Spirit Award nominations and four wins.
In 2007, she was the recipient of the Made in NY Award for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to New York City’s entertainment industry.
Sean R. Mc Manus
Director of External Affairs
Sean has nearly 20 years of experience building organizations that have come to make a meaningful impact in both the domestic/international film and non-profit worlds.
Recognizing the significance of motion pictures as an artistic form of expression, Sean has dedicated the past two decades to empowering artists, most recently at IFP, a national non-profit dedicated to supporting independent film and previously at Film Independent. Currently, Sean is the Director of External Affairs at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) with primary responsibility for development, marketing, branding and communications. He joined IFP full-time in January 2014. Prior, he was the Co-President of Film Independent, where he held positions of increasing responsibility since 1998, starting as its Development Director.
Sean has led 40+ full-time staff members and more than 100 contract employees that covered all aspects of non-profit activities at Film Independent—management and administration, fund development, marketing and communications, technology, and a robust portfolio of programs, including the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. He currently works on building the Gotham Independent Film Awards, IFP Independent Film Week, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and Filmmaker Magazine.
Sean is known to foster an inclusive culture that values teamwork, respect, initiative, and innovation. He engages and galvanizes stakeholders resulting in increased opportunities for members of the creative community, expansion of an organization’s annual budget, strengthened branding and delivery of new and ongoing major programs. Over the course of his career, Sean has expanded direct grants to filmmakers, launched a weekly public film series (Film Independent at LACMA), secured partnerships with print, broadcast, radio, outdoor, and online media, developed creative funding opportunities and fellowships, secured sponsorships and grants, negotiated domestic and international licensing deals and built lasting relationships that strengthened services to independent filmmakers.
In a volunteer capacity, Sean served two terms as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Trevor Project and ten years as a Board member. The Trevor Project is a national non-profit organization determined to end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Under his leadership, the organization was nationally accredited as the expert in its field, received the American Association of Suicidology’s National Crisis Center of Excellence Award, expanded its call centers and in-school programs and established the online youth forum, TrevorSpace.
Sean is a graduate of the USC School of Business. He grew up in Rochester, New York and lives with his long-time partner, Jorge Valenica, and their beloved wheaten terriers, Camden and Rose, in the Hollywood Hills.
认识到电影作为一种表达的艺术形式的意义，肖恩一直致力于在过去二十年来赋予艺术家 。目前，肖恩是IFP 外联事务 副总裁，主要责任市场营销，品牌推广和通信。 1998年至2014年1月，他任“独立电影组织” 的发展总监和联席总裁 。
Director of Community Engagement
Sabrina is the Director of Community Engagement at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. In this capacity she is the epicenter of the membership engagement and the center’s key liaison in the wider network of organizations and businesses at center of tech and story. Previously, she worked in film sales and distribution for Hanway Films in London before going on to produce and production manage an eclectic mix of creative work. Prior projects involved in include the Open City Documentary Film Festival, an immersive theatrical production and Alpha-ville – a London based organization dedicated to connecting the fields of art, technology, design and digital culture. She was also one of the producers for the Stellar Network, a group dedicated to connecting creatives throughout London and across disciplines.
Deputy Director & Head of Programming, IFP
Senior Program Advisor, Made in NY Media Center by IFP
Amy Dotson is the Deputy Director & Head of Programming for IFP; her responsibilities include the creative oversight of all domestic and international programming, partnerships and memberships for the organization’s signature programs including: Independent Filmmaker & Screen Forward Labs, Independent Film Week & Conference, Screen Forward Cinema, IFP International Fellowships, as well as numerous year-round special membership initiatives. She is also one of three Group Leaders of the prestigious Venice Biennale College- Cinema as well as Senior Program Advisor at the new Made In NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
As Head of Programming, she oversees a fantastic department of 5 full time staff (12 during Independent Film Week) who work together to produce and program the above initiatives, as well as heads up the selection of over 150 projects a year for Screen Forward Cinema, the Narrative Labs, No Borders International Co-Production Markets, and Emerging Storytellers/Web Storytellers sections. She directly oversees partnerships with 15 international partners in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Canada, creating custom programming for their producers and filmmakers, as well as selecting delegations of IFP producers to attend worldwide workshops, festivals and programs. She also oversees communications, marketing, social media and design initiatives related to programming.
Before joining IFP, Dotson held the position of Programmer/Special Programs Producer for SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, The AFI Silver’s Latin American Film Festival and The AFI Silver’s The European Union Film Showcase in Washington, DC. Prior to her experience as a programmer & producer, Amy worked with producer Fred Berner (Pollock, Ballad of Little Jo), as well as at Curious Pictures (Pee Wee’s Playhouse) and Miramax Films, where her responsibilities included a wide variety of production, development, administrative and business affairs duties, as well as extensive script and book coverage. She has also been a butterfly wrangler, fashion stylist, art director’s assistant and freelance writer for publications such as Maisonneuve and BUST Magazine. She graduated from NYU with a Masters in Media Ecology where she studied the intersection of media, art and technology and holds a duel undergrad degree in communications and fine arts/welding from Wake Forest University.
Dotson also produced Brad Beesley’s feature documentary, Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, which had its world premiere at SXSW and premiered on HBO and the BBC in 2009; she was a supervising producer for Matt Porterfield’s feature I Used To Be Darker (Strand Releasing 2014) and worked closely with director Tim Sutton on his latest, Memphis (Kino Lorber 2014).
She is currently on the Advisory Board for Rooftop Films, IndieMemphis and SXSW has served as a juror at a wide variety of film festivals such as Atlanta, Ashland, IndieMemphis, Istanbul, Karlovy Vary, Slamdance, Sidewalk, SXSW, and Woodstock. She has also been on the screening committees of the Hamptons, GenArt and Silverdocs Film Festivals, as well as an evaluator and/or mentor at the Atlanta Screenwriters Lab, The McKnight Screenwriters Fellowship, USA Artists Granting Board, and World Air Guitar Championships in Oluu, Finland. She will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Seattle Film Festival Catalyst Program.
艾米是 IFP 副总裁及项目主任。她的职责包括所有国内和国际规划，合作伙伴和成员对组织的签名活动，包括创意监督：独立制片人与屏幕进实验室，独立电影周暨会议，屏幕向前电影院，IFP国际奖学金，及众多年度会员费 。她也是久负盛名的威尼斯双年展学院顾问和纽约新媒体中心的高级项目顾问。
她目前是屋顶电影委员会的顾问， 曾担任各种电影节陪审员，如亚特兰大，亚什兰， 伊斯坦布尔，卡罗维发利，诗兰丹斯，人行道和伍德斯托克。她也是汉普顿和银城电影节的放映委员会的评委，亚特兰大编剧实验室导师，麦克奈特编剧奖学金，美国艺术家授予董事会和世界空气吉他锦标赛芬兰的委员。她将在今年的西雅图电影节作主题发言。
Dr. Cheng Zhu
International Partnerships Advisor
Dr. Cheng Zhu supports IFP and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in fostering connection and business innovation among global partners (in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Canada) across a variety of fields (such as independent film, digital media, technology, and telecom industries). Her work includes facilitating U.S.-China co-production markets, promoting educational exchanges, and engaging consulting services for U.S.-China media companies to support their international expansion and marketing strategies in global markets.
Her previous professional appointments include: Research Associate at the Harvard Business School, Research Assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership, Faculty at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Faculty and Researcher at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She was the first Asian student to be elected President of the Harvard Graduate Student Government. She has received Harvard Provost’s Outstanding Service Award and Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.
The Eisenhower Fellowships selected Dr. Zhu multiple times to design and facilitate leadership development programs for leaders from more than 50 countries. She has trained leadership and professional development programs for U.S. federal and state government officials, generals, university presidents, judges, and middle and senior managers, and executives of multinational companies.
Her publications have appeared in Forbes, The ASTD Leadership Handbook, and The Leadership Quarterly Journal.
Dr. Zhu lives in Manhattan, New York City. She holds a B.A. from Beijing University and a Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University.
朱成博士是美国“独立电影制片项目机构”（IFP）的国际合作关系顾问。 她主管 IFP和旗下纽约新媒体中心（纽约市政府唯一资助的新媒体中心）的国际合作业务，涉及新兴科技、媒体和电信等多行业商务链接创新，侧重影视和娱乐公司国际扩张战略咨询，促进美、欧、亚和非洲独立电影制片公司跨国合作，推动中美影视合拍市场交易，增强跨国教育交流，协调跨境谈判，革新营销传播方式， 拓展全球市场。