Virtual Films & Conversations #4 + #5: An Intimate Q&A with powerhouse Producer John Sloss and MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Editor KATE SANFORD



The fourth installment of our “Virtual Films & Conversations” program will be an intimate chat with prolific producer John Sloss on April 7th at 7pm EST moderated by WFF’s director Meira Blaustein. Sloss is the founder of Cinetic Media, a New York-based company that specializes in film finance, sales, distribution, talent management, and corporate consulting. The conversation will focus on some of the films Sloss produced, as well as the current and future of independent cinema in general.Click the button below to register ahead of time or join us on Facebook Live.

Notable films from Sloss’s extensive catalogue are available to rent, stream, or buy on a variety of platforms:
GREEN BOOK – HuluShowtimeVudu ($5.99), YouTube ($14.99)
BOYHOOD – YouTube ($2.99), Amazon ($2.99), iTunes ($2.99)
I’M NOT THERE –iTunes ($3.99), YouTube ($9.99), Google Play ($9.99)
A SCANNER DARKLY- Vudu (Free), YouTube ($2.99), iTunes ($3.99)
BEFORE SUNRISE –iTunes ($2.99), YouTube ($2.99), Amazon ($2.99)
BOY’S DON’T CRY HuluiTunes ($3.99), Amazon ($3.99)
John Sloss is the founder of Cinetic Media, a co-founder of FilmBuff, and was a co-founder, with director Gary Winick, of the groundbreaking digital production company, InDigEnt. He is the founder of and a partner in the entertainment law firm Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP. And he co-founded Producers Distribution Agency, the theatrical distributor of Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The Way, Brooklyn Castle and Escape From Tomorrow.

Through Cinetic Media, Sloss has facilitated the sale and/or financing of well over 400 films including BEFORE MIDNIGHT, LIFE ITSELF, THE SQUARE, SHORT TERM 12, SAFETY NOT GAURANTEED, FRIENDS WITH KIDS, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, PRECIOUS, WE OWN THE NIGHT, I’M NOT THERE, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, and SUPER SIZE ME. Sloss has executive produced over 60 films including BEFORE MIDNIGHT, BERNIE, FAR FROM HEAVEN, and the Academy Award®-winning THE FOG OF WAR and BOYS DON’T CRY; and he has served as producer on the films BOYHOOD and I’M NOT THERE.

Sloss is a member of the Woodstock Film Festival’s Advisory Board and the recipient of the Festival’s 2005 inaugural Honorary Trailblazer Award.



Kate Sanford
An editor is an essential part of the collaborative filmmaking process, but few people have a chance to understand what editors actually do. They (usually) don’t write, they don’t direct, and they don’t shoot- so what kind of influence do these post production wizards actually have? And is there a different approach towards editing for film versus television? Kate Sanford has been working on both television and feature-length films for almost 30 years and will let you in on some of the decision-making that happens in the editing room.

Fans of Amazon’s THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL are in for a treat, as Sanford will give insight into the creative process of editing this fast-paced show, with a focus on her work on the Emmy-nominated Episode 1 of Season 2, titled SIMONE. Feel free to stream the episode ahead of time for a refresher.The talk will be held online on April 9th at 7pm EST and will be moderated by WFF’s Executive Director Meira Blaustein.

Click the button below to register or join us on Facebook Live.
Kate Sanford is a feature film and episodic television editor. She collaborated on all three seasons of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL for Amazon Prime, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Season 2 and won the ACE Eddie award for best-edited comedy. Kate was part of the editing team for the FX miniseries FOSSE/VERDON, and she also edited Season 1 of HBO’s THE DEUCE for writer/showrunner David Simon. Their long-running collaboration includes the 6-part HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO; the pilot for the HBO series TREME, for which she won an ACE award for best-edited drama; and all five seasons of THE WIRE, for which she also won an ACE award.

Other television includes HBO’s VINYL, executive produced by Martin Scorsese; all five seasons of HBO’sBOARDWALK EMPIRE; and SEX AND THE CITY(HBO)Kate’s selected feature credits include the film version of David Mamet’s play AMERICAN BUFFALOstarring Dustin Hoffman; OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE, written by Peter and Bobby Farrelly; and actor-director Tim Blake Nelson’s movie “O,” a modern retelling of Othello, and Nelson’s first independent feature, EYE OF GOD, which screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. She served as producer on the 2018 documentary THE SURROUNDING GAME, the first American film about the game of Go, which is currently streaming on Netflix.

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