In Conversation with BRUNA PAPANDREA

Conference Halls 1 & 2, Level 2

Bruna Papandrea runs her own film and tv production banner in the US and Australia called Make Movies. Prior to that she launched and operated the production banner PACIFIC STANDARD with Reese Witherspoon.

Pacific Standard acquired and produced the bestselling books WILD by Cheryl Strayed starring Reese Witherspoon. directed by Jean Marc Vallee and GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn, directed by David Fincher. WILD garnered two Oscar nominations and GONE GIRL has made over 300 million worldwide and HOT PURSUIT, a comedy Starring Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.

Bruna recently executive produced the limited series BIG LITTLE LIES starring Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern for HBO. Adapted by David E Kelly from the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty and directed by Jean Marc Vallee the series will debut in February 2017.

Papandrea produced the Summit Entertainment box office hit WARM BODIES through her company MAKE MOVIES.

She was president of Michael London’s Groundswell Productions , and served as a producer at Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack’s Mirage Enterprises for many years.

Papandrea’s producing credits also include Andrew Jarecki’s ALL GOOD THINGS, Noam Murro’s SMART PEOPLE and Jonathan Teplitzky’s BETTER THAN SEX.

She also executive produced the highly acclaimed MILK from Gus Van Sant.


Bruna Papandrea – Producer, Make Movies


Karl Quinn National Film Editor, Fairfax Media

Session Producer:

Kate Croser – Producer, Hedone Productions

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In Conversation