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 auxquelles Heidi Fleisher participe
Sessions auxquelles Heidi Fleisher assiste
- Short, Sweet and Online: Making (and making a living making) Short Docs Online The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial - Fire Museum
- 13:30 - 14:45 | 1 heure 15 minutes
- So, Your Film Didn't Get Into Sundance (and Even if it Did): Navigating the New Distribution Landscape The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial - Fire Museum
- 15:00 - 16:15 | 1 heure 15 minutes