Galen Rosenthal

Freelance Screenwriter & Television Marketer

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Location:New York, New York, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/galenrosenthal
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GALEN ROSENTHAL

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS______________________________________________________________
Over 10 years of in-depth experience in the media landscape. Proven ability to assess, analyze and execute projects from concept to execution and delivery.
Core Strengths
• Competitive Market Analysis • Excellent written and presentation skills
• Strategic Planning Skills • Film Distribution Strategy
• Cross-Cultural Communication • Relationship Management

EXPERIENCE_________________________________________________________________________________
Oct‘11-Present DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT New York, NY
Program Consultant
• Tracked and analyzed macro trends in Asian Cinema to identify films for 2012 festival
• Developed and maintained interpersonal relationships between filmmakers, sales agents, production companies, with Festival Director

Oct‘10-Present SELF-EMPLOYED New York, NY
Producers’s Rep
• Represented “Gandu” directed by Q (2010, India), “Kshay” directed by Karan Gour (2011, India), and “Luna Mesa” directed by Trent Harris (2012, USA)
• Promoted and marketed through screenings at International Film Festivals including: Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and Slamdance Film Festival.
• Negotiated and sold US distribution rights (Kino/Lorber Films), and German distribution rights (Bildstorung) of “Gandu”

Aug‘09-Dec’11 SOUTH ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SAIFF) New York, NY
Director of Programming
• Reorganized content strategy to drive market penetration expanding audience beyond South Asian film goers
• Impacted sale of two films to US Distributors, “That Girl In Yellow Boots” (bought by Indiepix Films) and “Gandu” (bought by Kino/Lorber Films)
• Supervised and liaised with PR and promotions to generate 50+ articles across publications including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BBC

May ’11-Oct’11 INDIEPIX FILMS New York, NY
Project Manager, “That Girl In Yellow Boots”
• Developed multi-channel messaging strategy to drive awareness of the movie release
• Negotiated 350 thirty sec spots for $15,000 on Nielsen rated South Asian TV channel Zee, US
• Identified 35 theaters across US and Canada to maximize reach within South Asian target audience (A 25-40)
• Managed cross-cultural communication between Indian and US business units for day and date release

July’02-July’09 RGV FILM FACTORY Mumbai, India
Screenwriter
• Scripted 6 feature films for Producer/Director Ram Gopal Varma, including “Agyaat” (released August 6, 2009), and “Not A Love Story” (released August 19, 2011)
• Collaborated with producer analyzing audience trends for successful genres for feature films

May’06-Oct’06 RAM GOPAL VARMA RETROSPECTIVE Mumbai, India
Organizer and Programmer
• Independently conceptualized and developed a traveling retrospective of Ram Gopal Varma (RGV)
• Promoted and marketed the retrospective through screenings at four film festivals:
New York Asian Film Festival, Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase, London, England, Fantastic Fest, Austin, TX, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, CA

May’00-Jan’06 CONSULTING
Film Festival Programmer and Consultant (Sundance, Slamdance, and Osians Film Festivals)
• Tracked and analyzed macro trends in Asian movies to identify films for festivals
• Developed and maintained interpersonal relationship between filmmakers and festival organizers

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Nov’02-May’03 DIGITAL TALKIES New Delhi, India
Director
• Directed 7 episodes for reality show, Luv Ke Liye, MTV with budgets from USD 2,500 to 5,000
• Developed and executed ideas for episodes from pre through post-production within timeline and budget
• Hired and supervised production team varying in size from 5 to 10

Mar’01-May’02 TRENT HARRIS PRODUCTIONS Salt Lake City, UT
Associate Producer, “The Beaver Trilogy”
• Conceptualized and developed theatrical release strategy
• Identified and booked 20 theaters across US and Canada
• Supervised PR to generate articles across publications including Film Comment, Village Voice, and NPR
EDUCATION____________________________________________________________________________________________
Sept’01-Jun’02 University of Wyoming

ADDITIONAL___________________________________________________________________________________________

Articles Books Lectures
“King of Bollywood” An Interview with Ram Gopal Varma (Asian Cult Cinema, Number 49, First Quarter 2006) “An Interview with Ram Gopal Varma” included in the compendium Asia Noir: Serie Negra Al Estilo Oriental, edited by Roberto Cueto and Jesús Palacious (T&B Editores, Spain, 2007) Mumbai Noir, 2011 Des Cinemas du Grutli, Geneva, Switzerland

Royston Tan’s “15” A Critical Essay (Asian Cult Cinema, Number 48, Fourth Quarter 2005) Gangster Movies in Contemporary Indian Cinema, 2009 Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland
Ram Gopal Varma’s “Company” Critical Review (Asian Cult Cinema, Number 42, First Quarter 2004) Digital Technology in Movies, Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune, India

REFERENCES__________________________________________________________________________________________
1. Shilen Amin
Executive Director-South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF)
Phone: 917-902-6706
Email: shilen@saiff.org

2. Mark DeFrancis
Head of Acquisitions-Indiepix Films
Phone: 301-758-5431
Email: markdefrancis@yahoo.com

3. Trent Harris
Writer/Director
Phone: 801-860-7691
Email: harristrent@yahoo.com