As Development and Acquisitions Executive at Protagonist Pictures, Marielle Membreno is responsible for helping build a slate with a focus on festival breakouts, emerging filmmakers and cast-driven crowd-pleasing titles. Marielle is responsible for sourcing projects for international finance, production and sales that align with company’s track record of focusing on filmmakers with exceptional vision and storytelling skills. Prior to working at Protagonist, Marielle held various production roles in the US including production management and story producing.
Marielle is hosting a Roundtable on the types of projects developed and acquired by Protagonist Pictures.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
Protagonist is a filmmaker-driven company. We board projects from early to late stages and can play a key role in building the finance plan that best suits the film. We are keen to meet directors and producers who are developing singular material that has the potential to launch at an A-list festival and appeal to distributors and audiences internationally as well as in North America. This could range from a lower budget execution-dependent psychological horror to a more expensive, cast driven comedy for an older audience. The key for us in any genre is a clear tone and a fresh point of view.