Anne Santa Maria is a scripted content expert. She has operated within major media players such as TF1, FremantleMedia, Gaumont, Newen Group, consolidating her multicultural and multidisciplinary in-depth experience in linear TV and streaming platforms across various models: commissioning, development, production, sales, license and format deals, talent scouting.
She now consults globally in Original Content Strategy for companies like Reed Midem, Warner TV France, and independent producers.
She is a regular contributor to international markets and Festival as conference speaker, jury, moderator worldwide. She created the Master Class “The Game of Pitch” specializing in media training for regional funding institutes and film schools.
She will be holding the next writers’ residency at Marseille Web Fest in 2020.
Jack Jewers is a BAFTA-nominated, Royal Television Society award-winning director, working in film, television and advertising.
In 2014 Jack directed and produced Night School: the Web Series. Based on the international bestselling books by CJ Daugherty, the series was an official selection at several festivals, including Marseille, New York, Washington D.C.—and the inaugural Dub Web Fest in 2015. It also became one of the most widely covered British web series to date, including a cover story in the Guardian, and a sellout panel at London Comic Con. The Night School YouTube channel has since gained over a million views.
Jack’s other recent credits include Shalom Kabul, a black comedy based on the true story of the last two Jews of Afghanistan (spoiler alert: they hated each other). Jack is currently working on his first feature film, which he can’t wait to tell you about.
He lives near London and can often be found not doing work on Twitter, where he is @jackjewers. Find out more about Jack at www.jackjewers.co.uk
Michele Pinto (1975) is an Apulian director, film editor and an educator to the audiovisual language. He graduated in law with a thesis on constitutional rights on freedom of expression and censorship.
He has taught film language in dozens of schools in his region and at the Academy of Cinema for young students of Bari.
In 2000 Michele created his Independent film company MORPHEUS EGO and worked with large theatre companies as an actor or director in multimedial shows.He has been involved in numerous television productions. He also worked for a famous apulian nightclub as VJ. He could experiment various forms of visual expression.
Michele Pinto is also the Apulia Web Fest director.
Muriel Aboulrouss, an award-winning cinematographer from Beirut Lebanon, is the first woman to actually work as a cinematographer in the Arab World. Her numerous cinematography credits include also award winning documentaries: “The oil spill”, "Lesson in History” and "Marcedes" and “Ya Omri” all by Hady Zaccak; She also won “Best cinematography” at the Arab Screen International Awards for “The shower”, a short film by Michel Kamoun, with whom she also shot his first feature film: Falafel (best film at Namur film festival 2006).
As a teacher & lecturer she created & led “Cine-Jam” film lab since 2012 which she was also invited to conduct at the Famu film school in Prague. In 2014, she debuted as a director with the documentary series Zyara, produced by her own Humanitarian Arts association “Home of Cine-Jam”, which she set up together with Denise Jabbour. Zyara has won 45 international awards so far and a new season will be produced every year. For Muriel, learning & teaching are the ultimate destination and the greatest act of resistance.