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Geralyn Dreyfous - Executive Producer
Geralyn Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts, extensive experience in consulting in the philanthropic sector, and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She spent an early part of her career at the Philanthropic Initiative in Boston, which guides families of wealth in strategic giving opportunities, and taught Documentary and Narrative writing with Dr. Robert Coles at Harvard University.
Geralyn is the Founder and Board Chair of the Utah Film Center, a non-profit that curates free screenings and outreach programs for communities throughout Utah. In 2007, she co-founded Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan Cogan, bringing together financiers and filmmakers so that they can create great films that entertain audiences, enrich lives, and ignite social change. Since its inception, IP has been involved in the financing of numerous award-winning films, including: THE COVE, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; THE GARDEN, which was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; FREEHELD, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film; THE GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB, which won the 2007 Emmy Award for Best Documentary Special; and HELL AND BACK AGAIN, which was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
Geralyn's executive producing and producing credits include Academy Award winning BORN INTO BROTHELS; 2014 Oscar Nominated, THE SQUARE, 2013 Oscar Nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR, Emmy nominated THE DAY MY GOD DIED; and multiple film festivals winners such as KICK LIKE A GIRL, IN A DREAM, DHAMMA BROTHERS, PROJECT KASHMIR, MISS REPRESENTATION, CONNECTED, THE CRASH REEL, and ANITA.
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