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How To Pitch Your Project, with Mary Jane Skalski

Mary Jane Skalski’s career spans over 20 years as a producer specializing in taking projects from inception through release. Credits include American Animals, four films with award-winning director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win, and The Cobbler); Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin; and Jem Cohen’s Chain, among others.

Currently the President of Production at Echo Lake Entertainment, Skalski will share her secrets about creative producing and best practices in pitching your project to agents, funders, and distributors.


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Event Information

Friday, September 29, 2023
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601


Networking mixer to follow in the cafe
Cash bar


Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or ramp access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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