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Getting Your Film Made, Seen & Profitable in The Streaming Era

Brian Beckmann, CFO/COO, Arclight Films

Juliet Berman, Producer, Spiral Stairs Entertainment
Sophia Dilley, SVP, Concord Originals
Paul Scanlan, Co-Founder & CEO, Legion M

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Nov 03 2023


9:30 am - 11:00 am




  • Brian Beckmann
    Brian Beckmann
    CFO/COO, Arclight Films

    Brian Beckmann is the CFO of Arclight Films and has two decades of hands-on, multifaceted executive finance experience. He oversees all legal, financial and accounting functions for Arclight including its production operations and its 300+ sales library of feature films. Celebrating their 20-year anniversary this year, Arclight’s current slate of production and sales titles include the fantasy-adventure film The Portable Door starring Academy Award winner Christophe Waltz and Sam Neill produced with the Henson Company; the thriller Poker Face, directed by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe who also stars alongside Liam Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and rapper RZA; the thriller The Locksmith starring Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth and Ving Rhames; the SXSW competition title Seriously Red starring and produced by Rose Byrne’s production company Dollhouse Pictures and featuring the music of Dolly Parton and the dark-comedy Big Gold Brick starring Andy Garcia, Emory Cohen, Megan Fox and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac.

  • Paul Scanlan
    Paul Scanlan
    Co-Founder & CEO, Legion M

    Paul Scanlan is an Emmy Award winning co-founder and CEO of Legion M, an innovative entertainment company that puts fans at the center of everything they do. With a focus on discovering and producing original and breakthrough films and television content, Scanlan and the team at Legion M are reshaping how content gets made. Using new securities laws enabled by the SEC, they created the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company and have been involved with notable releases such as Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose, You Can Call Me Bill, Colossal, the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and more across NEON, Searchlight, Bleecker Street, SpectreVision, Saban, RLJ and Screen Media.

  • Juliet Berman
    Juliet Berman
    Producer, Spiral Stairs Entertainment

    Juliet Berman is a film and television producer with experience working in both the independent and studio/streamer space. She is a hands-on producer, shepherding each project from inception through the development and packaging phase, running point on set and in post, crafting the distribution/sales strategy and consulting with the distributor on marketing and publicity.

    Since forming Spiral Stairs Entertainment in 2023, Berman has produced two independent features, a remake of the 1991 cult classic DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD and coming of age comedy GRIFFIN IN SUMMER, starring Melanie Lyskey, Owen Teague and Kathryn Newton.

    Berman previously served as Head of Production for Treehouse Pictures, where she built a slate from the ground up of socially-conscious, commercial, film and television projects across all genres and managed an in-house fund for independent development/production financing. She has a track record of identifying emerging talent as well as working with high end IP rights holders.

    At Treehouse, Berman built an early relationship with Netflix. She brought in and oversaw the production and financing of SAND CASTLE, starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill, which was sold in post to Netflix as one of their early Original Film acquisitions. She followed that up with the romantic comedy SET IT UP, which was developed at Treehouse based on her original idea and went on to become Netflix’s top-performing movie in over 200 territories in the summer of 2018.

    Prior to Treehouse, Berman worked at New Line Cinema, Summit Entertainment and Anonymous Content. She grew up in Los Angeles and graduated with honors from Columbia University. In her spare time, she volunteers for non-profit mentorship program Young Storytellers, and serves as a jury member for several screenplay competitions and film festivals.

  • Sophia Dilley
    Sophia Dilley
    SVP, Concord Originals

    In 2018, Ms. Dilley was hired by Concord to build their content strategy. In 2021, she launched “Concord Originals,” Concord’s Film and TV division. Ms. Dilley and her team collaborate with all teams under Concord’s banner to identify, develop, and produce various screen projects related to Concord’s library of artists, compositions, plays, and musicals. Since the division’s launch, Ms. Dilley has overseen projects such as the Billie Holiday documentary “Billie,” the Emmy-Nominated 20/20 special on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Little Richard: I am Everything on CNN, Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at the Royal Albert Hall film on Netflix, Cyndi Lauper: Let the Canary Sing which premiered at Tribeca in 2023, and more.

    Under Dilley’s stewardship, Concord Originals has a diverse list of active projects in production and development, including a docuseries at HBO on Stax Records, a TV series adaptation of the book “B as in Beauty” with Telemundo, a documentary on Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, a documentary on Billy Preston, a feature film remake of The King and I at Paramount and a slate of TV musicals with Skydance TV and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, starting with an series adaption of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Ms. Dilley also manages the distribution of Concord’s existing film library.

    Prior to joining Concord, she worked at Route One Entertainment and Not Impossible Labs, producing various films, TV shows, commercials, and documentaries. Ms. Dilley holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Loyola Marymount University and a Master of Science degree in Project Management from Boston University.