15 Minutes with Julia Verdin


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Now is the time to starting sharpening your skills and getting your projects ready. Why not get advice from one of the most experienced independent producers out there?

Producer, director, writer Julia Verdin is one of Hollywood’s top film producers. She’s got 37 films from scripts to development to being funded and finding success in the marketplace.  She is known as the go-to person in Hollywood to go to for screenplay consultation.   She has helped many filmmakers find the right path to get their films/TV projects made.

Are you stuck and want to get your screenplay off your desk and into production?
Do you want to need some advice as to where to put your time and energy during the pandemic?
Are you not sure what career step would be the right fit for you?
Help with your production plan?
General advice or specific questions?

Book your 15 minutes with Julia and get a lightning round of guidance and advice or a reality check on your project or goals.

Have your questions prepared and remember what all great advice-seekers know: speak little, listen A LOT!

*Once you sign up, we will email you to schedule a time to meet virtually with Julia.




Julia Verdin is a British film producer and founder of Rough Diamond Productions, established in 1994. She has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading producers with over 30 feature films. She is best known for producing the Sony Classics release The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford, and starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes, the Newmarket release Stander, directed by Bronwen Hughes, and starring Tom Jane, Deborah Unger, Dexter Fletcher and David O’Hara, and the Breaking Glass release 2 Jacks, based on Leo Tolstoy short story “Two Hussars,” directed by Bernard Rose, and starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy Zane.

Verdin has recently executive produced Lionsgate release Born of War, directed by Vicky Jewson, and starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia. This year she has just directed her first film Lost Girls staring Bar Paly, Marisol Nichols and Jamie Harris, and produced The Unwilling directed by Academy Award nominated director Jonathan Heap, and starring Dina Meyer, Jake Thomas and Lance Henriksen.

She is currently developing various projects with writers and directors including Academy Award and Palme d’Or nominated writer/director James Dearden; acclaimed festival award winning writer/director Éva Gárdos; Academy Award Nominated director Jonathan Heap; WGA Autumn Stories 2010 winner screenwriter Cynthia Riddle, and director Vincenzo Natali.

Verdin is a top film consultant having provided consulting services on development and production. She also wrote the critically acclaimed book, Success in Film, a detailed guide to funding, making and finishing independent films.

Verdin served on the board of BAFTA LA for 12 years. She is based in Los Angeles, and still maintains a base in London.




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