Juan José Campanella
Director, writer and producer (Argentina)
Juan Jose Campanella is an Argentinian director, writer and producer. Formed at the Tisch School of the Arts from the New York University, he is a prominent figure of cinema in his country.
He achieved worldwide fame in 2009 with the release of “The Secret in Their Eyes”, for which he received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture. In a career spanning 25 years Juan has been responsible for numerous award winning feature films including “Underdogs”, “Son of the Bride” and “Same Love Same Rain”.
On television Juan is known for his directorial work on “House”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “30 Rock”. His most recent credits include the Spanish comedy “El hombre de tu vida”, AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” and USA’s “Colony”.Haut
John Corbett is an American actor and country music singer from West Virginia. He made his debut in television commercials and developed a prolific career on both small and big screen.
He is well known for playing DJ Chris Stevens on “Northern Exposure”, Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, on “Sex and the City” and its movie sequel, and opposite Toni Colette in “United States of Tara”.
On cinema, John's film credits include “Tombstone”, “My Big Fat Greek Weddin”g, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”, “Raising Helen”, “Dreamland” and “The Messengers”. His most recent works are the European coproduction “Mata Hari” and FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”.
Aside from starring in numerous awards wining shows and feature films, John has recorded and released two country music albums in 2006 and 2013.Haut
There’s no one else quite like Odile Vuillemin; she’s a truly chameleonic actress with the ability to transform herself into any role she takes on. Whether she’s blonde, brunette or red-headed, she’s never the same, but always captivating to watch – from her performance in Richard Temtchine’s “How to Seduce Difficult Women” to her role in Benoît Jacquot’s “À Tout de Suite”, which was screened as part of the Un Certain Regard selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004, via appearances in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “A Very Long Engagement” and Michel Da Costa Cammeo’s “Quand J’étais Porno”.
After a hit performance as a backing dancer to a Claude François impersonator in the series “Podium”, Odile played her first lead in France 3’s “Double Face”, before taking on another lead in the Eric Summer-helmed “Profilage”.
Her most recent lead role – in Claude-Michel Rome’s powerful and moving “L’Emprise” – earned her the Golden Nymph for Best Actress at the 2016 Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Whether in “Profilage” or “L’Emprise”, Odile’s screen appearances attract huge audience figures and widespread acclaim from viewers.
Odile’s next performance – another lead role – will be in Renaud Bertrand’s “Entre Deux Mères”, while she and Richard Berry have just finished filming for Frédéric Berthe’s “Les Cris Silencieux”.Haut
Peter M. Lenkov
Writer and producer (Canada)
Peter M. Lenkov has worked in the entertainment industry for 27 years, currently serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner for “Hawaii Five-0” and, most recently, the new hit “MacGyver” for CBS.
In 2010, Lenkov launched “Hawaii Five-0”, the reboot of the classic series, which currently airs on the network, and in over 200 countries around the world. Prior to “Hawaii Five-0”, Lenkov served as executive producer on “CSI: NY,” also on the Network, for which he won a Media Access Award. Notably, acclaimed actor Ed Asner earned an Emmy Award nomination for his guest-starring role in a “CSI: NY” episode which Lenkov wrote.
Lenkov’s additional television credits include “24,” for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in 2005, “The District,” on the Network, and “La Femme Nikita.” Also, he co-produced the miniseries “XIII,” based on the popular graphic novel and video game of the same name, and created “Metajets” and “Kung Fu Dino Posse,” two new animated television shows.
On the big screen, Lenkov has written and produced several films, including “Demolition Man,” starring Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock, “Son in Law” and “Jury Duty.”
In 2013, Universal released the film “R.I.P.D.,” which starred Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon and was based on the comic book written by Lenkov for Dark Horse Publishing. Lenkov's second comic book series, “Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained”, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in 2002.
Lenkov is a native of Montreal, Canada and lives outside of Los Angeles on a ranch with his wife, four children and pets.Haut
Writer and producer (Spain)
Ramón Campos is since the foundation of Bambú Producciones the creator and executive producer of all the products coming out of this company. For every project, he participates in all the stages of the process, from the development of the idea and its sale to the visual and narrative design, as well as the supervision of the cast, the music, the editing…
Series like “Vintage”, “Grand Hotel”, “Velvet” or “Under Suspicion” were created this way and they are now being sold to countries like Denmark, Mexico, Russia, France, the UK and the US, among others. These series have received awards at different international festivals like the Seoul Drama Awards, the Monte Carlo TV Festival or the New York International TV Festival.
The international presence of these projects allowed him to achieve an unprecedented breakthrough in Europe: Atresmedia and BBC Worldwide joined together in 2014 to co-produce the series “The Refugees” with the executive producer as the showrunner. That year also, Ramón Campos produced his first film called “The Misfits Club”, emphasizing the versatility of the projects that he manages.
In 2016, Netflix bumped into Bambú Producciones work and entrusted in the know-how of the executive producer to produce the first original series of the streaming platform in Spain, “Las Chicas del Cable”.Haut
Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award–winning actress whose prolific work on stage and screen has been lauded for decades in both her native Iran and all over the world, especially in her adopted home, the United States. American audiences know her best from her Oscar-nominated performance in “House Of Sand And Fog”, her Emmy-winning role in HBO’s acclaimed “House Of Saddam”.
Currently, Shohreh can be seen starring in the futuristic TV series “The Expanse”, which is based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series of the same name. Shohreh plays the lead character Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks of Earth’s governing body. “The Expanse” debuted in it's first two seasons on the SyFy Network in the United States and streams worldwide on Netflix. It was recently renewed for a third season and will begin production later this summer.
A diverse talent, Shohreh has moved between television, film, and theatre with much ease. In 2012, she portrayed the title character in the legendary Federico Garcia Lorca’s final theatrical play, “House Of Bernarda Alba”, in London at the famed Almeida Theater.
Shohreh's prestigious TV credits include: “24”, “Grimm”, “Grey's Anatomy”, “House MD”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Portlandia”, “Will & Grace”, among many others. Shohreh's work in film includes blockbusters such as: “Star Trek Beyond”, “X-Men - The Last Stand” and the “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants”.Haut
Journalist, director & producer (Hungary)
Andras S. Takacs is the co-founder of Spot Productions. He directs MTVA's “On The Spot”, a TV documentary series hailed as “rare and exclusive” by the BBC. The show uses two small cameras and no extra crew to capture raw human stories from hidden tribes to war zones. Spot's latest history series “Children of Dictators” aired in over 100 countries. Andras has filmed with world leaders like Pope Francis, Aung San Suu Kyi and Ban Ki-Moon. Recently he was included in Forbes’ '30 Under 30' list as one of the leading young entrepreneurs in European media. His work has been rewarded by a Golden Nymph Award.Haut
Journalist and presenter (Australia)
Annette Young is a senior journalist and news presenter for France 24 Television, based in Paris. When not fronting the news, she also hosts 'The 51 Percent,' a program about the women reshaping our world.
Originally from Australia, Annette has reported from parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In an extensive career she has worked for the Melbourne Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and SBS Television Australia. While based in the Middle East she became a Jerusalem correspondent for France 24. Since returning Paris in 2010, Annette has interviewed a range of figures for the network from world leaders to Hollywood actors.
In 2015, she was named by UN Women as one of 20 inspirational global voices on women in media. In 2016, she was invited by UN Women to join a global steering committee on creating guidelines for gender equality in newsrooms. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of South Australia.Haut
Journalist, director & producer (Hungary)
Eszter Cseke is a filmmaker and co-founder of Spot Productions. She is the director of MTVA's « On The Spot », a TV documentary series called “up-close and visceral” by the Financial Times. She has filmed in 50 countries from the ghettos of Johannesburg to Afghanistan to the tribes of Papua. Eszter’s work has won ARTE's Aristoteles Workshop, the Council of Europe’s Press Freedom Award and the Golden Nymph in Monte-Carlo. Her motto is from fellow Hungarian photographer Robert Capa: "If your pictures are not good enough, you're not close enough."Haut
Head of the Foreign News Department - France 2 (France)
Etienne Leenhardt is a French television host, journalist, editor, and executive. Since 2008 he is Head of the Foreign News Department at France 2. He is at the same time senior analyst on foreign affairs.
Former correspondent in the United-Kingdom and in the United-States, Etienne Leenhardt has also anchored from 2008 to 2015 France 2 program “Un Oeil sur la Planète” producing more than 30 documentaries on 30 countries from Asia to Africa.
Graduated from le Centre de Formation des Journalistes in Paris in 1986, Etienne Leenhardt is 54.Haut
Mona Friis Bertheussen
Director & Producer (Norway)
Mona Friis Bertheussen is an award-winning director and producer whose documentary films have received international acclaim and exposure. Her latest documentary “Twin Sisters”, won the prestigious Audience Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), considered to be the largest documentary film festival in the world. “Twin Sisters” went on to win 10 other awards, including a Golden Nymph Award, and has been broadcast by more than 30 TV-channels, reaching an estimated 20 million people worldwide.
Mona is the owner of the production company Moment Film, based in Oslo, Norway. She is known for an ability to engender trust, and portraying people's stories with a deep meaning. Her passion for documentary film has resulted in great adventures and accolades, including the coveted Human Rights Award for Film from the Norwegian Government. She received the award for 2008's “Welcome to Norway”.
Mona's documentaries have received record-high ratings and have been broadcast on TV-channels around the world, including major channels such as PBS in the United States, BBC in England, CBC in Canada, and NHK in Japan.Haut
Manager of Investigations - Al Jazeera (United-Kingdom)
Phil is the Manager of Investigations at Al Jazeera Media Network. After 23 years as a producer and correspondent with the BBC, Phil set up a production company in London in 2006. In 2013, he moved to Doha to join al Jazeera’s newly formed Investigative Unit.
Phil has won more than a dozen international awards, including two Golden Nymph Awards, two Royal Television Society Awards and a BAFTA nomination. He has written widely and presented or produced more than 70 documentaries.
Phil's’ 2006 book, “Dining with Terrorists”, was described as ‘outstanding’ by The Guardian and ‘a tour de force’ by Professor Noam Chomsky. Newsweek wrote that the book ‘should trouble anyone who believes Washington’s enemies in the war on terror are easily identified’.Haut
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