Big Screen Symposium

Jill Macnab began her career working in theatre management at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after studying in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. She then worked in home entertainment in the UK and New Zealand, marketing numerous blockbuster and arthouse new releases, collaborating with both studios and independents, and assisting the internal buying teams. From here she moved to distributor Vendetta Films to head up their sales and marketing team, and then helped launch the international acquisitions side of the business.

Attending all key film markets, Jill has acquired multiple award-winning films and revenue winners across varied genres, and now oversees the whole business, which encompasses all-rights distribution across Australia and New Zealand.

Vendetta Productions was set up to create compelling feature films, the first of which was BORN TO DANCE (TIFF, Berlinale) with Jill as a producer. She is also Executive Producer of PECKING ORDER (HotDocs), THE BUTTERFLY TREE (TIFF) and REPEAT ATTENDERS (DocNYC), with further projects in the works.

See Jill at the following session:

In Conversation with UTA agent Bec Smith – Sunday 1 October, 1.20pm.