Power Player Breakfast: Mary Jane Skalski
The Power Player Breakfast Series brings women at the top of their career game to NYWIFT for intimate, inspiring discussions on their current projects, career path and other exciting industry insights! For May, we welcome independent film producer Mary Jane Skalski.
Pariah, Win Win, The Visitor, The Station Agent: these are but a few of the reasons why Skalski has captured so much acclaim over the years. She was cited as one of Variety's 10 Producers to Watch in 2003 and received the Spirit Award for Producing in 2004. With Tom McCarthy, Skalski produced The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win and The Cobbler (currently in post production). She also produced Todd Louiso's Hello I Must Be Going, Naomi Foner's Very Good Girls, Jane Weinstock's The Moment and Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin, and served as Executive Producer of Pariah and Putzel and co-producer of the documentary Wonderland.
Skalski began her career working on the early films of Ang Lee, Nicole Holofcener and Ed Burns. Since 1997, she has served as an adjunct in the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University and regularly participates as an advisor at the Sundance Lab Institute for Creative Producing. She is also the Senior Advisor for Gamechanger, a film fund dedicated to financing films by women directors.
Produced by the Power Player Breakfast Committee:
Julie Poll and Susan Wagner
Special thanks to Power Player Breakfast Sponsor
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Mar. 13, 2015