Heidi Fleisher

Heidi Fleisher is an independent American documentary film producer and consultant who has spent the last 20 years in France, and who now spends her time between Los Angeles and Paris. She spent the year 2015 – 2016 as Head of International Sales and Acquisitions for ARTE Sales, the distribution arm of the European broadcaster ARTE, where she was in charge of curating the catalogue, managing the sales department and handling the Asian market. Prior to joining ARTE, for over 10 years Heidi provided creative, editorial and strategic consulting to documentary filmmakers in order to help them navigate the international market, develop, and finance their films. In parallel she worked with Sunny Side of the Doc for several years to create and implement training initiatives for emerging producers in Brazil, China and France, and has also participated as a project tutor and panelist at various international markets. Juggling yet another hat, she spent two years working as a buyer for the Japanese company Tokyovision and broadcaster Nippon TV from 2013 – 2015. Heidi’s most recent film as a producer is the feature-length documentary Don’t Breathe directed by Nino Kirtadze and co-produced by ARTE France, which premiered at TIFF in 2014.

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