General Manager Theatrical Acquisitions and Film Festivals
Paul Tonta, General Manager Theatrical Acquisitions and Film Festivals, Madman Entertainment.
Previously worked at Walt Disney Company and Melbourne International Film Festival, Paul has sat on juries at various festivals including Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Over 16 years at Madman Entertainment, Paul has been involved in the acquisition and distribution of hundreds of films, including such titles as Parasite, Kenny, Gurrumul and Supernova.
The future of film festivals in a pandemic world.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
Madman is looking at fiction films with unencumbered all rights that have the potential to gross over $1m at the Australian box office and strong Home Entertainment life – recent releases include High Ground; and non-fiction films with unencumbered all rights that have the potential to gross over $300,000 at the Australian box office and solid Home Entertainment life, recent releases include 2040, The Australia Dream.