Juno Films Curation and Strategy

 

Elizabeth SheldonElizabeth Sheldon is the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Juno Films. She implements a collaborative approach with feature and documentary filmmakers and producers to secure funding and develop and execute bespoke all-rights releases.

Prior to launching Juno, Elizabeth was Chief Operating Officer of BOND/360 where she oversaw the release of such films as The Settlers, Strike a Pose, Karl Marx City and The War Show. Prior she was the Senior Vice President at Kino Lorber, Inc, a leading North American independent distributor of critically acclaimed films such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Jafar Panahi's Taxi, 5 Broken Cameras and A Touch of Sin

She was Vice President at Lorber HT Digital where she launched the Alive Mind Cinema label. The early stage of her career was built in the educational market, where she oversaw acquisitions and business development for two of the leading North America educational distributors. She has been recognized as one of the '50 Most Powerful People' in the documentary world by POV, is the recipient of three NEH Grants for film development and is a frequent industry panelist and guest speaker.

Elizabeth spends her spare time as a competitive master rower. She earned her MA from Princeton University in German Studies and a BA from Mills College in Philosophy. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and numerous grants for film development from the NEH and  educational distribution from the Carnegie Corporation.

 See a list of select panels Elizabeth has moderated 

 

Alexander Kandaurov is the founding partner and Chief Technology Officer of Juno Films. Alexander’s background spans from advertising to system architecture with a focus on development and implementation of Over-The-Top Content (OTT) delivery technologies. Alexander launched the VOD platform myfilmblog.com in 2007, where he successfully cultivated a high-level of user engagement and digital delivery direct-to-consumer. The online philosophy community portal Philospot.com generated over 30,000 visits per day. In 2014 Alexander launched Cinedu, which served as a digital fulfillment platform for Kino to the educational market. 

Prior to developing technologies for seamless digital delivery, Alexander spent a decade in advertising on Madison Avenue as Art Director at Young & Rubicam New York, where he was part of a creative team behind the multi-million dollar account for Youth Smoking Prevention and was responsible for both print and video commercials for national TV, Super Bowl and outdoor advertising in Europe. Prior to that Alexander was an Art Director at the New York advertising boutique Mad Dog and Englishmen.

 

Jeff TamblinJeff Tamblyn, Audience Engagement and Marketing Strategist

Jeff recently consulted in audience engagement for Bond/360, where he developed a nationwide outreach strategy for God Knows Where I Am, by Jedd and Todd Wider, that included targeted direct marketing to stakeholder organizations in 10 states, parallel-to-theatrical educational and social campaigns in 20 cities, and a congressional screening.

Jeff consulted extensively on educational marketing, sales and fulfillment for over 20 campaigns, including The Settlers, Karl Marx City, The War Show, and Strike a Pose. He’s also executed marketing campaigns for Skylight’s new documentary, 500 Years: Life in Resistance, Panopticon Productions’ award-winner, Untouchable, and served as Marketing Team Lead for the National Media Market. 

Prior to that, Jeff was Director of Educational Sales and Distribution at Kino Lorber, Inc., a leading North American independent distributor, where he supervised multi-channel outreach for several hundred titles, including Academy Award Nominee Fire at Sea, and AMPAS short-listed Tower and Hooligan Sparrow.

Jeff’s film marketing career began with the creation of his own, award-winning feature documentary, Kansas vs. Darwin, and a membership stint at New Day Films, where he served as Head of Digital Services for several years. 

Over a 30-year career in marketing and sales, Jeff has conducted marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies including pharmaceutical firms, airlines, silicon chip manufacturers, and more.