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Laurence Hofmann
Curriculum Vitae

laurence@wildside-media.com

Date of Birth                27th October 1970, Lugano Switzerland
                                    Daughter of Claudine Hoffmann Jaeggi and Giorgio Hoffmann

                                   
Education                   1989-1998

BA at the Faculty of Art, University of Bern Switzerland – thesis: “De Chirico and the Nihilism”

BA at the Faculty of Modern History, University of Berne Switzerland and Heidelberg Germany – thesis: “Russian Revolution”

PhD at the Faculty of Analytic Philosophy, University of Berne Switzerland – Thesis: “Metaphor: a ghost on the limits of language”

Languages                    Italian
French
German
English
basic understanding in Spanish

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)

Work Experience         1989-1998 Bern, Switzerland
-guide in art museums
-curator in art galleries
-journalist for national Newspaper Der Blick
-social operator in detoxification center, with handicapped and elderly

1998-1999 New York, NY, USA
-assistant to director Mahen Bonetti at the African Film Festival
-chief assistant to producer Maripol on the preparation of the movie “Downtown 81” featuring artist Jean Michel Basquiat (Film Festival Locarno 2000)
-volunteer at IFP-Independent Feature Project

1999 Lugano/Locarno, Switzerland
-guide in art museums in Lugano (incl. Museo D’Arte Moderna)
-workshop for casting director with Shaila Rubin
-hostess and coordinator of photo journalists at International Locarno Film Festival

2000-2004 Lugano, Switzerland
-coordinator of activities of MonteCinemaVerità Foundation, supporting production of films from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe and promotion at international markets
(until 2002 under the direction of Marco Mueller)

2005 Lugano, Switzerland
-co-author of analytical document for establishment of Filmcommission Trentino
-creation of own production company Wildside Media (see below: Activities)

2006-2009 Rome, Italy
-Physical Production Consultant for Cinecittà Studios
-creator and manager of the audio-visual section of music record company Universo, incl. movie theatre programming

2009-present New York, USA
-internship at Gallant Films for worldwide sales and distribution
-music supervisor on indie films (ex. Hick, Losers Take It All)
-hostess at IFP FilmWeek and Gotham Awards
-staff supervisor for CTI at fairs and conferences
-production assistant on commercials and music videos for IContent TV
-programming at Queens World Film Festival
-(since 2014) Contract Administrator, Communications and Data Coordinator at the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada

Jury member/featured speaker at film festivals:
Sarajevo, Pusan, Rio de Janeiro, Thessaloniki, Amiens, Montecatini, Tetouan

Activities of Wildside Media internationally:

  • 2005

-music events with DJ and Videowall during Locarno Film Festival (creation and direction)
-Circus for Children “Cirillino” (with patron of Cinque du Soleil Daniele Finzi Pasca) (creation and direction until 2006)
-music LP “Unmade beds” by Italian band Marti (incl. tour and videoclips)
-creation of filmprogramm “I Film Della Soffitta” for Nessuno TV
-documentary “Come Si Fa a Non Amare PierPaolo Pasolini: Appunti Per Un Romanzo Sull’Immondezza” by Mimmo Calopresti (production) (big event at Auditorium Roma)

  • 2006

-documentary “I Only Wanted To Live” by Mimmo Calopresti, coproduced with Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation and Rai Cinema and RTSI (production and historical research) (big event at Auditorium Roma and distribution)
-documentary “Torino è La Mia Città. Le Olimpiadi” for the city of Turin and the Museo del Cinema (production)
-documentary “Luigi Pintor” by Stefano Grossi (production)
-full length feature film “L’Abbuffata” by Mimmo Calopresti (pre-production)
-catalog presentation for exhibition of Isabelle Fordin’s works at Notte Bianca in Rome

  • 2007

-“Blow Up: Omaggio a Michelangelo Antonioni” by Alessandra Bergero (production) (screened at Mostra d’Arte Cinematografica in Venice)
-full length feature “Empire II” by Amos Poe (sales and press agent during Mostra d’Arte Cinematografica in Venice)

  • 2008

-short film “Caterine” by Pappi Corsicato for FMR (production)
-documentary “Rumore Bianco” by Alberto Fasulo (production) (competition Festival dei Popoli, Florence)

  • Currently

-documentaries and experimental films published on Wildside-Media.com and youtube.com
-consultant for international co-productions and sales

 
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