Board of Advisors
Bruno started his film career in 1985 as film distributor, working for Sony and UGC FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched over 250 films and has worked closely with Claude Lelouch, Costa Gavras, Terry Giliam , Stephen Frears, Keneth Branagh, James Ivory, Francis Coppola, Woody Allen, Sean Penn, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Scorsese, Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich as well as Schwarzenegger, Stallone, van Damme and many more. After Sony he merged 20th Century Fox with UGC in 1995. He has also co founded filmfestivals.com and fest21.com which regularly partners with the largest festivals (Cannes, Mifed, Toronto, Locarno, Venice…) Board member of The European Film Academy (elected by the 2500 members in 2012). Also a member of Cesar Academy and recipient of the Charlie Award.
Managing Director: Karoui & Karoui Entertainment producer of 50 episodes of “Who wants to be a millionaire?” (53% rating on Algerian national TV ENTV), developed and initiated several TV Call formats for Maghreb. Managing Director EICAR (film school in Cherbourg) and Cinergie Productions (corporate films and ads, coprod of Foon a feature film directed by les Quiches).
Founding Managing Director at UGC FOX DISTRIBUTION (UFD): Released over 200 films.
Marketing Director for Columbia TriStar Films France: Terminator 2 and Independence Day.
Former Ad Agencies Account Director with Publicis, Masius, JWT. Production of 2 commercials directed by Andrei Konchalovski, starring Sophie Marceau for Lux, a re-make of South by South West for Gold Mastercard launch. He runs a consulting boutique for online marketing for the entertainment and co-founded a production company, Emotion Film Factory in 2011.
He served as Jury member in many important film events. Jury President of Deir-el-Qamar short film festival in Lebanon.
President and Producer of Fast-Track 2005 Students International Short Film Competition in Cherbourg Co-Producer and co-chair of the European Hollywood Awards with Paula Wagner and Carlos de Abreu, Los Angeles.
Jury member at several festivals Funchal, Festival Pris de Courts Paris, Fantasporto Porto, ECU, Cinergia Lodz. Panelist and moderator Club Culture et Cinéma Valorisation du cinéma d’auteur, indépendant, et du patrimoine cinématographique Cannes Festival 2004-2011 Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon” series of panels in Cannes. Cannes Short Film Corner: marketing independent film Locarno Festival 2008 Producer of the “Future of Cinema Salon” series of panels” Bahamas Film Festival Marketing, Distribution and Festivals panel FAS Screen Training Ireland: Screen Leaders “Which business models” Moderator and speaker at festival forums in Zombathely, Vilnius, Berlin International Film festival Summit Advisory Board Member Las Vegas & Film festival Summit Europe Co-Chair of IFFS Summit Europe Berlin and Paris.
Panelist and moderator of such topics: Film Festivals: Innovative Use of Digital Technologies, Media & Film Festivals: Roles and Relationships, Harness the Power of the Internet, Funding & Sponsorships: How to Get It, How to Keep Them Coming Back.
Mother Love is the author of three books: Listen Up Girlfriends; Forgive or Forget, Never Underestimate the Power of Forgiveness; and, Half the Mother Twice the Love, My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes (October 2006).
Mother Love was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Citizens Award from The Black Employees Association and the Community Service Award, by The Smith Family of Pasadena/ Altadena, CA, 2011 ADA’s Spirit Award, 2010 USC Anneburg School of Journalism and Communications History Makers Award, honored as The Most Inspirational Woman of 2010 from Women In Business. 2009 C.H.A.P. Award for Community Service, the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Volunteer of the Year for 2008, 2007 Living History Makers Award in Arts & Entertainment, for her excellence in community service and philanthropy leadership and many more honors. August 13th is Mother Love day in her hometown, Cleveland, OH. Mother Love and her family have made Southern California their home since 1989.
On May 10, 2010, Mother Love returned to the airwaves on LA Talk Radio.
In 1985, Hodges got his big break playing the bully in the film LUCAS. Soon after, he was cast as a regular on NBC-TV’s “THE HOGAN FAMILY.” Among Hodges’ more than one dozen movies as an actor are “STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ” Disney’s “HEAVYWEIGHTS, ” “REVENGE OF THE NERDS II, ” and Nora Ephron’s “MICHAEL.” Hodges has directed and produced several short films which have collectively garnered more than twenty festival awards and led to his selection by FILMMAKER MAGAZINE as one of their “25 New Faces of Indie.”
Hodges is partnered with David Schwimmer in the production company Dark Harbor Stories. Together they developed and produced the 2011 indie film “TRUST, ” starring Clive Owen, Viola Davis and Catherine Keener.
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