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Winter’s Bone producer to bring the Power of Voice to BSS

This year’s Big Screen Symposium unveils its first international guest, American producer Alix Madigan-Yorkin, and sets the ball rolling towards its new late September calendar slot.

Madigan-Yorkin produced Debra Granik’s Sundance winner and Oscar nominee Winter’s Bone and, more recently, Lynn Shelton’s Laggies and Gregg Araki’s Whitebird In A Blizzard, both of which premiered at Sundance in January.

Alix Madigan Yorkin

Alix Madigan Yorkin speaking at this year’s Palm Springs International ShortFest
Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images

She’s also a staff producer for Los Angeles multi-media company Anonymous Content (Winter’s Bone, True Detective and Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming The Knick).

The theme for the 2014 BSS will be The Power of Voice, asking the question: how can we break through the clutter to speak with distinctive voice and be heard?

Speaker and programme announcements will continue, with all the information on the BSS site.

Script to Screen’s BSS runs 27 – 28 September at the University of Auckland. Tickets are now on sale here. Earlybird pricing expires Sunday 17 August.

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