Indie Players & Major Projects: A Conversation with Nick Shumaker

Berlinale Industry Events

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Elsa Keslassy, executive editor of international for Variety will be in a conversation with Nick Shumaker, the New York-based boss of AC Independent, the sales and finance division of Anonymous Content ("Spotlight") who will be discussing opportunities and challenges within today's fast-changing film landscape, and how indie players continue playing a pivotal role in financing, packaging and distributing major international projects from revered European filmmakers. Shumaker is an executive producer of "Architecton" by Victor Kossakovsky which is playing in the Berlinale’s Competition section this year.

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Nicholas Shumaker (he/him)

Head of AC Independent

Anonymous Content, USA


Elsa Keslassy (she/her)

Executive International Editor

Variety, France