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Amy Slotnick - Executive Vice President of Production
Executive Vice President of Production
Amy Slotnick has been working as a studio production executive and independent film producer in the film industry for the past fifteen years. Amy started her career at Miramax Films working her way up to be senior vice president of productionand development. She is currently executive vice president of production for DF Indie Studios (DFIS). In this role Amy is the primary contact between DFIS and its producing partners. Slotnick and her production team have already received and reviewed scripts from DFIS producing partners such as Scott Free, Jennifer Fox, This is that Productions (Ted Hope and Anne Carey), RedBone Films and more. Amy is a key decision-maker in the selection process for DFIS producing partners. She also continues to be responsible for overseeing the emerging creative film slate and the production portion of the DFIS greenlight process.
During her tenure as senior vice president of production and development at Miramax, she oversaw all creative, legal and financial aspects of feature films in development and production, including casting, scheduling, budgeting, story development and staffing of director and key crew. She was held accountable for meeting budget mandates and achieving creative excellence on projects, and responsible for acquiring new projects for the studio. Amy developed strong relationships with all the major talent agencies.
During her time at Miramax, Amy was Executive Producer on award winning and critically acclaimed feature films such as:
- · “Frida” starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Ashley Judd, Edward Norton and Geoffrey Rush. Winner of two Academy Awards, and received five nominations.
- · “Music of the Heart,” starring Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Aidan Quinn and Gloria Estefan. Nominated for three Academy Awards.
- · “View From The Top” starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Candace Bergen, Christina Applegate, Mike Meyers and Rob Lowe
- · “Serendipity” starring John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Molly Shannon and Jeremy Piven
- · “In Too Deep” starring LL Cool J, Omar Epps and Stanley Tucci
- · “Committed” starring Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Marc Ruffalo and Luke Wilson. Winner of Sundance Film Festival Award for Cinematography.
Previously, Slotnick produced “The Business of Being Born,” a documentary film released in January 2008 and which has led to production of a sequel DVD, book and social networking website for pregnant women and parents. Additionally, as an independent film producer, Amy recently produced the independent narrative film “On The Road With Judas,” starring Kevin Corrigan, Aaron Ruell and Eddie Kaye Thomas, which premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was released in 2009.
Amy has also worked as a production/development consultant to independent financing and production companies Moxie Pictures and GreeneStreet Films.