J. Miles Dale

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER 2018

FILM PRODUCTION AND THE ROLE OF THE PRODUCER

11/05/2019

DALLE ORE 15

Ex Convento dell'Annunziata

The producer is one of the most difficult roles to define in the movie industry. The Riviera Film Festival 2019 Masterclass by J.Miles Dale, producer and 2018 Academy Award winner for “The Shape of Water”, will clarify producer’s role, functions and aspects. What does it exactly mean: “to produce a film”? Does the producer have a role or a clearly defined position which encompass all aspects of the project, from the creation of the screenplay to the film screening?

The producer supervises each stage of the project. At RIFF 2019 J. Miles Dale will talk about his experience in Hollywood, the rules of this field, his beginnings and his ideas about this profession, which is a key factor in the film realization but still frequently undervalued.

BIO

J. Miles Dale is a prolific producer and director with a career spanning over 30 years. Most recently he produced The Shape of Water, which won the Best Picture Oscar at the most 2018 Academy Awards ceremony. The film also won the PGA Best Picture award, and was the nomination leader for both the Oscars and the Golden Globes. Prior to that, Dale was the executive producer and principal director on the popular FX Networks series The Strain, co-created by Guillermo del Toro, for all four of its seasons. He had also partnered with del Toro to produce the horror hit Mama, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain. Dale’s other recent credits include the critically acclaimed remake of Carrie which starred Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, box-office smash The Vow, starring Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, and Universal Pictures’ sci-fi horror prequel The Thing. He also produced the cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, New Line’s hit comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, the critically acclaimed Flash of Genius starring Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear, and Focus Features’ Hollywoodland, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Ben Affleck’s performance. Dale’s television credits include the Gemini Award nominated RoboCop: The Series, Emmy nominated Friday The 13th: The Series and the critically acclaimed TV movie All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story. Dale made his feature film directorial debut in 2002 with Universal’s The Skulls III, and has directed episodes for a variety of television series, including The Strain and the hit ABC Family/Freeform series Shadowhunters, which was recently nominated for Favorite Cable/Sci-Fi Fantasy TV Show at the People’s Choice Awards. Dale is currently in post-production on the CBS Films feature, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, co-produced by Del Toro and directed by Andre Ovredal, as well as the Fox Searchlight thriller Antlers, also co-produced by Del Toro and directed by Scott Cooper. Both films are scheduled for release later this year.