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Seanne Winslow

co-writer/co-director The Falconer
Seanne Winslow is a writer, director, producer. Born to American parents, she grew up in Germany and spent time in England, Israel, and the Middle East. From an early age, Seanne experienced how stories can bring people together, regardless of their background. So, she became a filmmaker, to entertain and inspire global audiences with authentic stories.

After writing and directing "The Falconer" with Adam Sjoberg, Seanne joined forces with Eric Darnell, who directed the Madagascar franchise, and the team at Baobab to write and develop films and TV shows inspired by Baobab's Emmy award-winning VR shorts. She is finishing a re-write for Netflix and getting ready to direct her next live-action feature film "Ilona," which is inspired by her childhood in a German castle. Set in a magical world, "Ilona" is a story about reconciliation between a young woman and her mother after her mother's attempted suicide.

Seanne studied writing and directing at USC Film School. As a creative producer at Lin Pictures (now Rideback), she oversaw the Sherlock Holmes franchise with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. She went on to become the Executive Producer of "The Lego Movie" directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, starring Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, and Elizabeth Banks. She co-founded an underground community with producer Dan Lin for filmmakers to discuss, "How do we tell better stories?" Seanne also produced Kanye West's "Life of Pablo/Yeezy Season 3" show in Madison Square Garden and "Monster," a five-part documentary series, for Spotify about rapper 21 Savage.

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Friday, October 22

10:45am CDT