BIO

LAURA MALIN
JOANA LIMA – content writer and producer
After a long career in medicine, Joana Lima decided to follow her lifelong interest in literature and film to pursue a second career in creative writing and entertainment. Her experience as a doctor, both in Brazil and in the US, allows her to navigate comfortably in the research and creation of medical content across various media formats. Moreover, she embraces the opportunity for in-depth learning of different subjects at every new creative project. As an associate content writer, her responsibilities include research, draft preparation, editing, proofreading and writing content in collaboration with the executive writer.
VALERIA SILVA – production and cast assistant
Valeria Silva Jean-Baptiste is a producer and the founder of Dandara Productions, a company focused on casting and production assistance. Beyond hiring staff and crew and ensuring that the operation stays within its budget, the company is also responsible for setting the rehearsal and filming schedule, communicating with all of the key players, and troubleshooting any issues that might come up regarding cast, crew, or budget. She is specialized in Brazil/US co-productions, providing both American and Brazilian talent.
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CONSULTANTS

ELEONORA GRANATA – producer and film festival specialist
Eleonora began her career with RCS Films and Television in Italy, where she held various acquisitions, distribution and marketing positions and eventually oversaw the company’s worldwide acquisitions and production from Los Angeles. She also worked as vice president and head of the acquisitions and co-productions division at Turner Pictures; and as acquisition consultant for United Artists.
Her Los Angeles-based company, EG&A (Eleonora Granata & Associates) integrates marketing, management, film co-production and acquisition, PR and film festival consulting for its clients. Among them are Screen Australia, Tribeca Enterprises, the Italian Film Commission of Los Angeles, and Tunis Film Festival as well as independent producers and talent on both sides of the Atlantic.