JENÉE LAMARQUE (WRITER-DIRECTOR)
Jenée LaMarque graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in English with a creative writing emphasis in poetry. She also has an M.F.A in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute Conservatory. At Stanford, Jenée received the Urmy/Hardy undergraduate poetry prize, studied theater, and acted in dozens of plays. At AFI, Jenée was awarded both the Hewlett Packard Fellowship, and the Fischer-Collins Fellowship (the largest scholarship given at AFI). Her screenplay, The Pretty One, was part of the 2011 Black List and her short film, “Spoonful” (her directorial debut) played at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Pretty One is her first feature. Jenée is represented by Carolyn Sivitz at the United Talent Agency and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, composer/producer, Julian Wass. They have a daughter named Frankie and happily welcomed another baby in late summer 2013.
ROBIN SCHORR (PRODUCER)
Robin Schorr is founder and C.E.O. of Schorr Pictures, a production company dedicated to the production of distinctive commercial feature films and television.
“The Pretty One” is the company’s first production. The company is currently in post-production on the horror film, “Inner Demons,” directed by Seth Grossman and written by Glenn Gers. The company recently produced the Disney Channel Original Movie, “How To Build a Better Boy,” starring China Anne McClain and Kelly Berglund, set to premiere this August 2014. Schorr Pictures has a slate of projects spanning a wide range of major movie studios and tv networks and looks to have a number of films in production in 2014.
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Previously, Schorr was head of production for River Road Entertainment, where she was the executive producer of “Food, Inc.”, the company’s acclaimed documentary on agribusiness. The film was awarded two Emmy Awards, including Best Documentary and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. During Schorr’s tenure at River Road, the company also made Sean Penn’s critically acclaimed “Into the Wild,” based on the best-selling book by Jon Krakauer.
Schorr served as president of production for Lionsgate-based Sobini Films where she produced the Universal Pictures release “Peaceful Warrior” as well as the Paramount/Lionsgate co-production “The Prince and Me,” starring Julia Stiles and Miranda Richards. She was head of production for Trimark Films where she oversaw Bill Paxton’s “Frailty,” starring Matthew McConaughey among many other films. She served as SVP at Kennedy/Marshall productions (“The Sixth Sense”) and Laurence Mark Productions, (“Jerry Maguire”). Schorr received her M.F.A. in Production at UCLA film school and started her career as a disc jockey in the Bay Area.
STEVEN BERGER (PRODUCER)
Steven Berger, a graduate of the American Film Institute, is the founder of Provenance Pictures. He began working in post- production, and has worked on over two dozen films and television shows over the last 10 years. Before The Pretty One, Berger previously produced Jenée Lamarque’s short film “Spooful,” an official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and co-produced the feature film “Vinyl,” directed by Sara Sugarman, starring Phil Daniels, Perry Benson, and Keith Allen. Additionally, Berger worked as the In-House Producer and Director at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts in Chicago.