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Echelon Studios recommends that film producers stay in touch with fellow filmmakers to share their ideas regarding their screenplays and also to bounce ideas around.  Below is a good screenplay summit to attend in Toronto this year:


Script to Screen

Miranda Bailey

Jonathan Bronfman

Lawrence Grey

John Hadity

You have the Script
We have a way to get it to the Screen.

Learn how it’s done from the Script to Screen Summit Crew:

Miranda Bailey, Producer, Cold Iron Pictures: Actor, writer, director, and producer – is there anything she can’t do? Most recently, you can catch Bailey both on the screen and behind the scenes in the Sundance Award winning film Diary of a Teenage Girl

Jonathan Bronfman, Founder/Producer, JoBro Productions: Development, financing and production, Bronfman does it all. His most recent work includes Sundance Award Winners The Witch and Indignation

Lawrence Grey, Producer/Principal, Grey Matter Productions: With both his corporate and creative background, Grey is an expert at project development. Grey has plugged into a multi-year funding agreement with an investor that will allow Grey Matter to buy and develop projects, plus give them access to production financing.

John Hadity, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Partners, EP Financial Solutions: This guy knows how to monetize the heck out of tax credits and manage risk. He also has over 20 years of studio experience where he was responsible for production budgets valued in the billions. Oh and he is Former Chair Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America East. Boom.

Laurie May, Co-President, Elevation Pictures: Over the past 17 years, May has played an active role in entertainment business and legal affairs. From developing Academy Award Winning films to starting her own distribution firm, this woman has seen it all. But it doesn’t stop there! Today, May continues to build her legacy as the co-president of Elevation Pictures, bringing state of the art films to audiences around the world.

William Santor, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Productivity Media: Although well known for his film, Born to Be Blue, Santor knows more about what it takes to get the green. As a senior lender to film and television productions, Santor’s company provides short-term financing for quality projects. 

Matthew Shreder, Managing Partner, Concourse Media: As a worldwide sales agent, Shreder is a pro at packaging. He has worked on over 28 award winning films, and his upcoming film, The Little Hours, starring Dave Franco is set to release in 2017.

Lisa Wolofsky, Associate Vice President International Finance, Film & Television, Group National Bank of Canada: For over 20 years Lisa has been operating the business and finance side of the independent film circuit. She has assisted in the production of numerous films including the Oscar nominated sensation, Brooklyn.

John Zois, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, IM Global: Abracadabra – Unlock the secrets behind the tricks of the trade. Between working at FilmNation and EuropaCorp to dealing with A-list stars, this guy knows the magic behind what it takes to survive in the filmmaking industry. As the current SVP of acquisitions for IM Global, Zois is an expert in the intricate world of distribution.

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Laurie May

William Santor

Matthew Shreder

Lisa Wolofsky

John Zois


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