Founder member of the script analysis team of the Creative Europe Producer Training Programme, EAVE, Clare has been with the JSFSL since its inception in 2011 and in that context she mentored JSFL films such as The Kindergarten Teacher (Critics Week, Cannes 2014); The Accused (Venice, Toronto 2018); Murina (Camera d’Or, Directors’ Fortnight 2021); Cinema Sabaya (Israel’s Oscar submission 2022). She was Director of the Association of Independent Producers (1978-1980); Director of International Creative Affairs for The Ladd Company (1981-83); Producer of award-winning films - The Dress (1985) BAFTA best short; the feature High Season (1987) San Sebastian, Best Screenplay. A much sought-after consultant to various film funds and many international script workshops.
Screenwriter and script consultant, Jacques has been an integral part of the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab since its inception in 2011. As part of the JSFL he mentored United States of Love (Berlin - Best Screenplay 2016) and Wajib (Locarno, Toronto 2017) amongst others.
A graduate of NYU, he has worked with directors such as Bresson and Von Trier. He was involved with the development of award-winning films, many of which premiered at Cannes: A Screaming Man (Jury Prize, 2010 Cannes); Girls of the Sun (Cannes 2018); Raw (Cannes Critics Week 2016). A teacher of writing and directing at La Femis since 1988, Jacques has facilitated many international screenwriting and development workshops.
Sari Azoulay Turgeman
Film director, screenwriter, script consultant from Israel, born in Cannes, France. In 2008, she founded her own company for script consulting services (scriptlight.com) and developed her own screenwriting method, which she teaches in professional workshops and master classes. Sari works as an artistic consultant for the Israeli Film Funds and as a mentor in PRODUIRE AU SUD workshops worldwide. She developed and script edited successful TV series such as Fauda (seasons 2, 3 and 4 - NETFLIX), Pillars of Smoke and others. She script edited the films The Cousin and The Testimony, which both took part in the Venice film festival and more.
Thomas Hailer is the Artistic Director of the Nordic Film Days, Lübeck. From 2008 to 2019 he was responsible for the program of the International Competition as Berlinale Curator alongside the festival director. He has been working as a dramaturg and script consultant since 1995. As a freelance dramaturg, he supervised, among others, the film adaptation of A.S. Neill‘s classic children‘s book „The Green Cloud“ as well as Bernd Sahling‘s German Film Award-winning feature film „The Duds.“ His current projects include script consulting for Barbara Kronenberg‘s directorial debut „Mission Ulja Funk,“ which premiered at the Berlinale 2021.. As Head of Studies at Academy for Children's Media he is responsible for the curriculum and project support in the lab since 2001.