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MARK LAZARUS

ARCLIGHT FILMS – AU

HEAD OF CREATIVE AND ACQUISITIONS, ARCLIGHT FILMS

Mark is currently Head of Creative & Acquisitions for Arclight Films in Australia.

Mark’s most recent producing credit is on Arclight Film’s Nest, an Australian/Chinese co-production, now in post, starring Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer. He is also an EP on Arclight’s Jungle starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by Greg McLean. He produced The Loved Ones, winner of the Cadillac People’s Choice Award for TIFF’s Midnight Madness sidebar in 2009 and Australian Rules (Sundance, Edinburgh Film Fests 2002, International Humanitas Prize Finalist 2002) among others. His latest picture, Vixen Velvet’s Zombie Massacre, will be released by Monster Pictures in October 2016.

Mark was previously a drama investment manager at Screen Australia where he worked on such films as recent Sundance phenomenon The Babadook, Simon Pegg-starrer, Kill Me Three Times and the Spierig Brothers’ time-twister, Predestination.

Mark has had several other film executive positions including head of development and acquisitions at Ocean Pictures where he acquired Phillip Noyce’s Rabbit-Proof Fence. His first executive appointment was as creative affairs executive at Fox Icon Productions (20th Century Fox and Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions joint venture).

MARK LAZARUS

HEAD OF CREATIVE AND ACQUISITIONS, ARCLIGHT FILMS – AU

CO-PROS AND CONS: Rabbits Out Of Hats?

Conference Halls 1 & 2, Level 2

With competition for diminishing funds fiercer than ever and foreign outlets for drama increasing, co-productions would seem to be a no brainer. But is it really that easy to make them happen, and how do they work in practice? A look at some recent film and TV co-productions. Speakers: Rebecca Hardman – Head of Legal and […]

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