Hey guys! I'm Liz!
My main priority in life (other than my friends, family and dog) is being a microbudget writer/director! However, because I like to talk ... sometimes I get to speak at panels and conferences. Also because I was a former film critic, sometimes I get to be a judge/on the jury for film festivals. Finally... sometimes I get to do things that revolve around creative marketing and distribution just because I work at Sundance Institute in the Creative Distribution Initiative.
Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. Her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER, was called “an absolute must-watch for women everywhere” by HelloGiggles. It was released by The Orchard and can be seen on VOD nearly everywhere (including Hulu!). Liz is currently in pre-production on her next feature film, SPEED OF LIFE, and lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Laura Palmer, and her partner, Sean Wright. She is the Manager of Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative.