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Marielle Membreño

Development & Acquisitions Executive | Protagonist Pictures
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As Development & Acquisitions Executive at Protagonist Pictures, Marielle Membreño is responsible for helping build a slate with a focus on festival breakouts, emerging filmmakers and cast-driven crowd-pleasing titles. Marielle is responsible for sourcing projects for international finance, production and sales that align with company’s track record of focusing on filmmakers with exceptional vision and storytelling skills. Previously, Marielle held various production related roles in Los Angeles on both narrative and nonfiction feature films.

Protagonist Pictures is an international production, finance and sales company with a proven track record in outstanding films and commercial successes. Based in the UK, the company handles projects from around the world, always maintaining a strong focus on filmmakers with exceptional vision and storytelling skills. Protagonist partners with the best-in-class distribution businesses around the world, providing full-service sales, marketing and distribution support.

Previous titles include THE LOBSTER, AMERICAN HONEY, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, and COLD WAR. Recent titles include Darius Marder’s SOUND OF METAL, Rose Glass’ SAINT MAUD, Ben Sharrock’s LIMBO and Ben Wheatley’s IN THE EARTH.

We are looking for anything from a lower budget execution-dependent psychological horror to a more expensive, cast driven comedy for an older audience. The key for us in any genre is a clear tone and a fresh point of view. What is unique or fresh about your project and what does your project bring to the genre that is new for audiences?