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Our diverse and passionate group of forward thinking 'Expert Storiculturists', actively support our mission and provide deep audience insights, global positioning and development strategies

GLOBAL INSIGHTS

Tanja Meissner
Festival and Sales Strategist

Marc Irmer
International Producer

Benoit Roland
International Producer

Tanja was Head of Acquisition & Sales at Memento Films Intl. for 12+ yrs 

Marc has 22+ years of experience as an International Producer

Benoit has 15+ years of experience as a Belgian Film Producer

With an intimate knowledge of all the major festivals and markets, she was appointed for 12+ yrs as the head of sales & acquisition at Memento Films, a high-end arthouse and cutting-edge genre sales agency, designated to accompany and curating high-profile, director driven projects. Since Jan 2020, she works as an independent consultant.

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Ace producer since 2008 and member of the French Independent Producers’ Union (SPI), he was president of the French PROCIREP development fund in 2017, member of the CNC Cinema du monde commission and member of the North of France Regional commission from 2014 - 2018, as well as Media Expert for the European Commission.

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Co-founder of production companies like Wrong Men and  10.80 Films, Benoit has 15+ yrs of experience as a Producer in which, he has co-produced over 25 features, docus & short films. These have travelled festivals like Cannes, Sundance, TIFF, Tribecca, Busan, etc. In 2018, he co-produced 'Patser' by Adil El Arbi & Billal Fallah, which broke all box office records in Belgium, as well as The Netherlands

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Jonas Benhaiem
International Producer

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Vijay Venkatramanan

Founder, Spotter | Post Producer & Film Editor

Farah Fayed 

Director of Programs - Beirut DC

Jonas manages acquisitions and productions for international films & series

Vijay Venkataramanan most recently served as the Director of Post Production for Netflix, India

Farah is the director of programs at Beirut DC with a focus on the Impact programs.

Jonas studied Political Sciences, and then Film Production at La Fémis, the French national film school. He worked at Backup Films on international film financing, at Wild Bunch on international sales and at Adama Pictures as a production supervisor on short-form TV series. In April 2017, he joined the recently-founded Charades where he is now managing acquisitions and productions.

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At Netflix, he built and led a team to deliver over 60 original titles across scripted series, feature films and non-fiction shows over three and a half years. He joined Amazon where he enabled in-house post production teams across Bangalore, Beijing and Chennai to collaborate over the cloud to help launch campaigns for Amazon Echo, Pay and Music. Vijay is the founder of Spotter, a comprehensive post production management services company, re-envisioning and re-structuring post management in emerging markets.

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After graduating from the Audiovisual Department at Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, Farah Fayed spent eight years in Television, where she last served as a creative manager. In 2012, Farah joined the Dubai International Film Festival, managing the sales and acquisitions library for the last six editions of the festival. In 2019, she joined the team of Beirut DC. The Beirut DC Impact Programs aim to train impact producers and empower Arab filmmakers to use their social justice and environmental films to create positive change.

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