Pilar Perez Roel is currently Head of Acquisitions at DCD Rights and is responsible for all acquisitions, across factual and drama.
Pilar works with producers and partners to find, develop and invest in programming that has international appeal. Recent dramas are The Secret She Keeps, The Hunting; My Life is Murder; Jack Irish, On the Ropes, Striking Out. She is currently spearheading an exciting new slate of projects at various stages of development, finance and production.
Prior to joining DCD Rights, she worked in various production roles starting her career at Planet 24 and soon after landing at multi-genre producer Zenith Entertainment, one of the biggest independent factual and drama producers in the UK at the time.
In 2013 she graduated from the NFTS with a Diploma in Script Development.
Throughout her career she has worked alongside emerging as well as established filmmakers, writers, directors and producers engaging at all levels of the creative process from idea to script into production, helping deliver compelling stories.
Pilar will discuss the ongoing trend which sees a need for distributors to bring more finance to the table in the form of packaging pre-sales/co-productions, resulting in a strong commercial and editorial partnership as distributors work closely with producers on developing, financing and production programming.