AIMÉE ANDERSON - founder
Aimée Anderson is a dynamic communications specialist with more than 15 years’ experience working with global Brands. Utilising her strong relationships across both the film and consumer brand industries, in 2016, she founded Aimée Anderson and Associates Ltd “AAA” – an agency which specialises in ground-breaking Consumer Brand/Film Partnerships.
Prior to AAA, Aimée enjoyed an eight-year tenure at DDA, where she specialised in the film industry and advanced regularly in recognition of her achievements, particularly for her part in growing the global business. During that time, she also set up DDA's Brand division where she secured and worked with pioneering global Consumer Brands including: Electrolux; HP Inc; Lexus; RedBull and Swarovski, that used film as a ground-breaking approach to consumer engagement in a digital age. In early 2015, she secured a seat on the Board in the position of Managing Director, where she was responsible for growing the Consumer Brand division as well as managing the operations and HR for the business, in both the UK and the States.
Having commenced her career at global PR agency, Porter Novelli, she cut her teeth on accounts such as Gillette; British Airways; HP Inc.; GNER; the NHS; the Home Office; the Department of Health; Hilton; Gala Coral Group; the British Lung Foundation; Danish Bacon; and Disney Consumer Products.
Aimée studied at University in Glasgow and graduated with a BA Hons: 2.1 in Mass Media and Communications.
ALISON CLARKE - brand consultant
Alison has over 25 years' experience working with some of the world’s best known global corporations and their international brands advising on reputation, the effective implementation of multi market strategies, CEO counsel and issues management. She has led programmes to refresh, reposition and introduce brands to multiple markets .Having been CEO of leading consultancies in the UK and Asia Pacific Alison now runs her own consulting business and has developed a portfolio of non- executive, advisory and project roles.She is a Fellow and former Chairman of the PRCA and a fellow and former president of the CIPR.
CAROLE SILLER – business consultant
Carole is an independent strategic consultant, and advises various international companies on business plans and structures, finance packages for independent film production and distribution strategies across various platforms with a strong focus on international.
With over twenty five years in the film industry, Carole is perfectly positioned to implement an effective business model, advance revenue streams and drive new business development. She previously acted as COO of Independent UK distributor Tartan Films, where she established the production arm of Tartan Films US as well as overseeing all TV/Digitial for both UK and US catalogues.
Some of the clients she has worked with include Reliance (India), Indomina Media Group (US/Dominican Republic), CJ Media Group (South Korea), Tartan Films (US/UK), Crown Films (Taiwan), Harmony Gold and Mediaset (Italy) , where she liaised with various studios including Paramount and Universal for television output deals in Italy and Spain.
Carole has also consulted for emerging markets in Asia for a number of new channel operators, such as Universal Link Network in China and other cable start-ups in Korea. Additionally, she has provided business development and content acquisition services for mainland China’s first private television channels. Added to this, Carole has negotiated content and programming deals with leading digital companies and broadcasters in both the US and UK.
Recently Carole has launched Broadstairs Films along with Colin Vaines and Hamish McAlpine.
LAINA COHN – talent manager
Laina Cohn is an illustrious entertainment industry veteran with over 20 years experience as a producer and talent manager. Whether in the feature film space, the documentary space, the television space, the digital space, the reality space, or representing some of Hollywood's biggest names, Laina's unique eye and passion for the business are unparalleled. Prior to producing and managing, Laina was a casting director casting for film, television, commercials, and voice over in both New York City and Los Angeles.
When not working she enjoys tending to her vineyard in Ojai, CA. She is a graduate of Beloit College.
STEFAN BRUNNER - producer
Stefan Brunner is a partner in Los Angeles-based eightdoorsdown LLC, a boutique entertainment company that bridges Hollywood and Silicon Valley by offering consulting and producing services in the motion picture and television as well as distribution and technology space. eightdoorsdown’s current slate includes Jim Gillespie’s BILLIONAIRE RANSOM, a Pinewood Pictures production, starring Ed Westwick, Phoebe Tonkin and Dominic Sherwood as well as Marcus Nispel’s upcoming horror thriller STOWAWAY; executive produced and produced respectively by Stefan.
As former COO of Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Stefan oversaw the organization and strategic development of the company as a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media Company. In that capacity, he was involved as production executive on projects such as FAIR GAME or THE CRAZIES and co-produced THE DOUBLE and GHOST RIDER – SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE. He further negotiated a partnership with Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) fostering production in South-East Asia, and has brought to life an Arab-language film slate in the UAE, including coming-of-age drama Nawaf Al-Jahani’s SEA SHADOW and Tobe Hooper’s horror thriller DJINN.
Stefan was named in The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Next Gen Film: 2010. Originally from Munich, Germany, Stefan at present resides in Los Angeles, California; he’s a globetrotting and culture-loving film executive, a foodie and beverage connoisseur, also a member of the advisory board of Aimee Anderson & Associates as well as the Asian World Film Festival.