Los Angeles Greek Film Festival welcomes Dorothea Paschalidou as its new Director of Development. Dorothea is responsible for building partnerships with new brands, sponsors, and patrons that share LAGFF's vision of promoting Greek Cinema. Past and current LAGFF sponsors include the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), Greek Ministry of Culture, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Earth Friendly Products, G.P. Kolovos and Associates, Greek Film Center, KPFK, Metaxa, Chivas, West Coast Investors, and more.
Dorothea, who has participated at LAGFF as a filmmaker and special event producer, is an LA-based producer/writer who was born and raised in Athens, Greece. After graduating from the International Baccalaureate school in Athens, she moved to London to obtain her undergraduate degree in Media Arts with a major in Psychoanalysis and Cinema. She was then accepted into USC's acclaimed Peter Stark Producing Program.
Dorothea has written and produced a number of short films that have been successful in international film festivals, as well as producing music videos and commercials. She has worked with some of the most prominent leaders in the entertainment industry, including Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska), Justin Lin (Fast and Furious Saga), Suzanne Todd (G.I. Jane, Memento, Alice in Wonderland).
Dorothea currently works for 20th Century Fox's Chairman & CEO, Jim Gianopulos, while having just produced her first feature film, Worlds Apart. Directed by one of Greece's most successful filmmakers, Christopher Papakaliatis, the film stars Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons.
LAGFF looks forward to its continued collaboration with Dorothea and welcomes her as the new Director of Development. Dorothea can be contacted about Sponsorship and In-Kind Donations atDorothea@lagreekfilmfestival.org.