NFMLA Panel | Film Acquisitions & Development with Lydia Ianni at Film Mode Entertainment

December 02, 2022 05:00pm PST - 06:30pm PST
Lydia Ianni
Film Mode Entertainment

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with Lydia Ianni, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Film Mode Entertainment. Lydia will discuss film acquisitions and development from a global perspective, her career across the entertainment industry at various companies, how films are acquired and/or licensed for distribution, the inner workings of the film development process, and Film Mode Entertainment’s focus on projects with global appeal.

About Lydia Ianni:

Lydia Ianni is the VP of Acquisitions and Development at Film Mode Entertainment, where she works to find and license projects with global appeal for the FME slate as well as oversees the development of many of the company’s titles. She has over 10 years’ experience in the industry and prior to joining Film Mode, was the Head of Acquisitions and Operations at Cinema Management Group, an international sales agency that has licensed over 100 titles, and the Manager of Acquisitions at Cohen Media Group, a U.S. distribution company with multiple Academy Award nominations. She holds a B.A. from Emory University and a M.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is a proud member of BAFTA L.A. and has volunteered with their BAFTA Outreach program that works with aspiring filmmakers. In addition, she has been an invited guest to the MIFF 37° South Market at the Melbourne International Film Festival, member of the Jury at the Naples International Film Festival, a panelist at the Telefilm Canada Now event, and advised filmmakers at the Sloan Film Summit, Film Independent’s Indielink Forum, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.


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