Joanne Butcher was a Global Marketing Consultant for YouTube, running their UK movie rental unit and collaborating with engineers and curatorial teams around the world. She has worked extensively with
100's of filmmakers from the US, UK, Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America.
She has been mentored by James Schamus (producer/screenwriter Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon); Ted Hope (producer, In the Bedroom, 21 Grams); Laura Bickford, (producer,
Traffic), and Lucy and Luis Carlos Barreto who have made over 200 films in Brazil and produced 2 filmmaker sons who have both been nominated for Oscars. Insider Secrets of the Business of Film & How the Industry Works How to Translate Your Creative Filmmaking Skills to Rock Your Marketing
Overcome Blocks to Financial Success So You Can Get Funding for Your Film.
Joanne was the former Director of the Alliance Cinema on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, IFP/Miami and a founder of IFP/National. She created and spearheaded the Florida Statewide Film Competition
that provided $200,000 cash and services to a feature film.
Currently, Joanne is mentoring clients with over 30 features - fiction and documentaries - and 2 PBS series, as well as several shorts. She writes regularly on filmmaking for Cinesource Magazine, and
speaks internationally. Her expertise is in film financing and screenwriting, helping thought provoking films get funded and change the world.