Our Masterclass series offers a one-off opportunity to hear from three of the top creative producers currently working across genre in independent production.
Mike Lerner is an Oscar-nominated producer who has been making films since 1988, including Afghan Star, Hell and Back Again, The Square, Smash & Grab - The Story of the Pink Panthers, A Whole Lott More, The Do Gooders, Tierra Caliente, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner The Russian Woodpecker and Born To Be Free.
He and his team have won a number of industry awards including two Academy Award Nominations for Best Documentary Feature, seven Sundance Awards, four Emmys, two Grierson Awards for Best Documentary, the Prix Italia, the Alfred Dupont Award, Best Documentary at the Moscow Film Festival, a BIFA for Best Documentary, and a Broadcast Award for Best Documentary of the Year.
Our Producer Masterclasses feature Joanna Natasegara (Virunga, The White Helmets), Mike Lerner (The Russian Woodpecker, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) and Simon Chinn (My Scientology Movie, Searching for Sugar Man) each will discuss their work from funding to completion. You can read more about our series and book tickets here.