Joel Pearlman: An Acquisitive Mind
Joel Pearlman is the CEO of Roadshow Films Theatrical Division, Australia’s leading film distributor, overseeing the theatrical film distribution and acquisitions teams. Roadshow Films has been responsible for releasing such films as The Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Matrix trilogy and The Harry Potter series and other past releases such as The Great Gatsby, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Lego Movie.
Joel also oversees Roadshow’s Australian production division whose local releases have included Red Dog, Wolf Creek, The Dish, Jindabyne, Beautiful Kate, Mao's Last Dancer,Bran Nue Dae, Wolf Creek, The Rover, Felony and most recently Paper Planes. Joel is currently working on upcoming Australian productions including Oddball, Blue Dog (the sequel to Red Dog) and The Daughter starring Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neil and Miranda Otto.
Also a board member of MIFF and ACMI Joel is uniquely placed in the Australian screen industry and will share, with host James Hewison, his extensive experience and insights about the distribution and exhibition landscape in Australia and the particular tastes of Australian audiences. A great opportunity to hear from one of the top film distributors in the nation and what audiences want.
Fridays* at 6pm
*Please note there is a limit of four tickets per person. Sessions are Unclassified 15+ but may occasionally include R18+ material
Visit the AFTRS website for guest details and further information regarding the 2015 program.
Talks & Performances
AFTRS Friday on My Mind
Talks and Performances
6 Mar - 27 Nov
Friday on My Mind is a series of talks curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries.