ANNOUNCING Sara Shaak has joined our list of filmmakers appearing at Northern FanCon 2019!
ATTENTION FILMMAKERS!! ANNOUNCING former Northern BC film commissioner turned film producer Sara Shaak has joined our list of filmmakers appearing at Northern FanCon 2019!
Originally from Prince George, Sara is well known here for playing a key role in bringing the largest film productions we have seen to date to the city including Reindeer Games starring Ben Affleck & Charlize Theron, Stephen King‘s Dreamcatcher, and Double Jeopardy starring Ashley Judd & Tommy Lee Jones,
She has built her career as an out of the box thinker, trailblazer and innovative entrepreneur who has executed on multiple successful ventures in the public and private sector throughout her career. Sara has held leadership roles in the film and television industry in Western Canada for over 20 years.
Sara is currently an independent film executive/Producer, and has formerly been a film commissioner for two jurisdictions in British Columbia, public relations practitioner, and an economic development specialist.
Sara was the Founder/CEO of Arrowleaf Entertainment Properties – a uniquely structured media-financing corporation based in Western Canada. Arrowleaf was able to attract significant public and private financing for productions, and was the first of its kind in Canada.
Sara is currently a partner in an Alberta based production company – Trilight Entertainment Inc. with Shayne Putzlocher (The Adventure Club, ARCHIE), and is also the President and Managing Partner of Anamorphic Media Inc. Through Anamorphic and partners (including Trilight), Sara has been a key Financier/Producer of multiple feature films including her most recent productions – COLD BROOK, 2018 (starring William Fitchner and Kim Coates) in New York State, and the recently announced 2019 project DOORMAN, 2019 (starring Ruby Rose and Jean Reno), now in pre-production in Romania.
In her spare time, Sara is a committed leadership volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club Calgary , Splash of Red Gala Committee, which has raised millions of dollars to support programs for vulnerable Calgary youth.
Stay tuned for details on Sara’s workshop “The Business of Film Production” and our annual Women in Film panel on which she will be a guest ????????????
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