Heidi Fleisher

Producer, Buyer, Consultant
D-Word co-host
Participates in 2 items

Heidi Fleisher is an American documentary film producer, buyer and consultant working between Paris and Los Angeles.

Currently based in Paris, she is handling international acquisitions for French public broadcaster France 2’s new creative documentary strand “25 Shades of Docs”, where she works as a consultant.

From 2017 - 2018 Heidi worked as a development executive for LA-based Synthesis Films (the creators of Making a Murder), identifying and developing new non-fiction projects for the company to produce for Netflix. From 2015 - 2016 she worked as Head of International Sales and Acquisitions for ARTE Sales, the distribution arm of the European broadcaster ARTE, where she was responsible for curating the catalogue, managing the sales department and handling the Asian market.

Prior to that, for almost a decade Heidi provided freelance creative, editorial and strategic consulting to documentary producers and filmmakers in order to help them navigate the international market, develop and finance their films. In parallel, she helped develop training initiatives for emerging producers in Brazil, China and France for the documentary co-production market Sunny Side of the Doc.

She still participates frequently as a project mentor for various filmmaker labs and international markets, and joined the American Film Showcase diplomacy program as a media expert in 2017, where she participates in leading workshops for international filmmakers. Her most recent film as a producer is the feature-length documentary “Don’t Breathe” directed by Nino Kirtadze and co-produced by ARTE France, which premiered at TIFF in 2014.

Sessions in which Heidi Fleisher participates

Thursday 29 September, 2016

Time Zone: PDT/(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
11:15
11:15

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Heidi Fleisher, D-Word co-host (Moderator)

Christian Popp, Yuzu Productions (Participant)

13:30
13:30

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ina Fichman, Intuitive Pictures (Participant)

Heidi Fleisher, D-Word co-host (Moderator)

Sessions in which Heidi Fleisher attends

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Time Zone: PDT/(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:30
9:30
Welcome to Getting Real '16 15 minutes, 9:30 - 9:45

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Simon Kilmurry, International Documentary Association (Participant)

Marjan Safinia, Department of Expansion (Participant)

Randy Haberkamp, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Participant)

10:00
10:00
Secret Screening 1 hour 30 minutes, 10:00 - 11:30

ArcLight Hollywood - Theater 8

10:30
10:30

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Caty Chattoo, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University School of Communication (Participant)

Marjan Safinia, Department of Expansion (Moderator)

Michael Bracy, Policy in Focus (Participant)

Angelica Das (Participant)

Arthur Dong, DeepFocus Productions, Inc. (Participant)

Anayansi Prado, Impacto Films (Participant)

13:30
13:30
Rapid Fire: Critical Funding Issues 1 hour 15 minutes, 13:30 - 14:45

The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial - Fire Museum

Yoruba Richen (Moderator)

Blair Dorosh-Walther (Participant)

Kristi Jacobson, Catalyst Films (Participant)

Rahdi Taylor, Concordia Studio (Participant)

Angela Tucker, TuckerGurl Inc (Participant)

Jenni Wolfson, Chicken & Egg Pictures (Participant)

Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies (Participant)

15:00
15:00

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Mark Cousins (Participant)

Tabitha Jackson, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (Participant)

15:15
15:15
Facing the Facts 1 hour 15 minutes, 15:15 - 16:30

ArcLight Hollywood - Theater 8

Maggie Bowman, International Documentary Association (Participant)

Carrie Lozano, Sundance Institute (Moderator)

Nick Fraser (Participant)

Eliza Licht (Participant)

Vinnie Malhotra, Showtime Networks Inc. (Participant)

Yoruba Richen (Participant)

Jeff Seelbach, TOPIC (Participant)

Peter Raymont (Participant)

17:30
17:30
Getting Real '16 Opening Reception 1 hour 30 minutes, 17:30 - 19:00

W Hollywood - The Loft

Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Time Zone: PDT/(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
11:00
11:00

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Molly Thompson, A+E Networks (Moderator)

Roger Ross Williams, RRW Productions (Participant)

Julie Goldman, Motto Pictures (Participant)

13:30
13:30

The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial - Fire Museum

Paul Stekler (Moderator)

Louis Alvarez (Participant)

Miguel Alvarez (Participant)

Heidi Ewing (Participant)

Angela Tucker, TuckerGurl Inc (Participant)

Jeff Seelbach, TOPIC (Participant)

Kathleen Lingo, The New York Times (Participant)

International Co-Producing: Crossing the Border 1 hour 15 minutes, 13:30 - 14:45

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Ove Rishøj Jensen, EDN - European Documentary Network (Moderator)

Daniela Alatorre (Participant)

Ina Fichman, Intuitive Pictures (Participant)

Barak Heymann, Heymann Brothers Films (Participant)

Stefan Kloos, KLOOS & CO. MEDIEN (Participant)

Christian Popp, Yuzu Productions (Participant)

Signe Byrge Soerensen, Final Cut for Real (Participant)

15:00
15:00
Visually Speaking 1: Nonfiction Poetics 1 hour 10 minutes, 15:00 - 16:10

NeueHouse Hollywood - Screening Room

Abigail Severance (Moderator)

Basma Alsharif (Participant)

Anita Reher, The Flaherty Seminar (Moderator)

Lourdes Portillo (Participant)

Producing Our Way into the Future 1 hour 15 minutes, 15:00 - 16:15

ArcLight Hollywood - Theater 8

Caroline Libresco, Sundance Institute (Moderator)

Joslyn Barnes, Louverture Films (Participant)

Julie Goldman, Motto Pictures (Participant)

Ali Johnes (Participant)

Beth Levison, Doc Producers Alliance (Participant)

Marilyn Ness, Big Mouth Productions (Participant)

Richard Rick Perez, Sundance Institute (Participant)

Michael Raisler (Participant)

Jenny Raskin (Participant)

Lisa Valencia-Svensson, Multitude Films (Participant)

17:15
17:15
ITVS's 25th Anniversary Cocktail Reception 1 hour 45 minutes, 17:15 - 19:00

Le Jardin - Restaurant & Lounge

Thursday 29 September, 2016

Time Zone: PDT/(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:45
9:45
Field of Vision: Anatomy of a Short 1 hour 10 minutes, 9:45 - 10:55

The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial - Fire Museum

Charlotte Cook (Moderator)

Margaret Brown (Participant)

Yung Chang, Yungfilms Inc. (Participant)

Stephen Maing (Participant)

AJ Schnack (Participant)

Kirsten Johnson (Participant)

11:00
11:00

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Cynthia Lopez (Moderator)

Justin Harvey, Nashville Public Television (Participant)

Byron Hurt, God Bless the Child Productions, LLC (Participant)

Marie Nelson, PBS (Participant)

Justine Nagan, American Documentary / POV & America ReFramed (Participant)

Lois Vossen, Independent Lens (Participant)

11:15
11:15

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Heidi Fleisher, D-Word co-host (Moderator)

Christian Popp, Yuzu Productions (Participant)

13:30
13:30

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Cynthia Kane (Moderator)

Ryan Harrington, National Geographic (Participant)

Courtney Sexton, CNN (Participant)

Molly Thompson, A+E Networks (Participant)

Film Festivals On Trial 1 hour 15 minutes, 13:30 - 14:45

ArcLight Hollywood - Theater 8

AJ Schnack (Moderator)

Claire Aguilar, International Documentary Associati (Participant)

Ben Fowlie, Points North Institute (Participant)

Deirdre Haj, Full Frame (Participant)

David Holbrooke (Participant)

Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Outfest (Participant)

Shane Smith, Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival (Participant)

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ina Fichman, Intuitive Pictures (Participant)

Heidi Fleisher, D-Word co-host (Moderator)

15:00
15:00

The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial - Fire Museum

Christo Brock, Brocklamation Films (Participant)

Susan Margolin, St. Marks Productions (Moderator)

Josh Braun, Submarine Entertainment (Participant)

Nolan Gallagher (Participant)

Keith Ochwat, Paradigm Consulting (Participant)

Felicia Pride, Tugg (Participant)

Orly Ravid, The Film Collaborative (Participant)

Jon Reiss, Hybrid Cinema (Moderator)

Annie Roney, ro*co films (Participant)

Nanfu Wang (Participant)

16:30
16:30

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater

Laura Poitras (Participant)

James Risen (Participant)