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Michele Turnure-Salleo

Michele Turnure-Salleo

United States

Film Fund

TFL

Decision Maker 2016

biography

Michele Turnure-Salleo is a producer with over 18 years experience in the United States, Canada and Australia. In her most recent position as Director of Filmmaker360 (2008-2016) at San Francisco Film Society, and as an independent producer, she has helped guide hundreds of independent filmmakers and film projects through development, production and distribution. As founder and head of the San Francisco Film Society’s Filmmaker360 department Turnure-Salleo oversaw major grants, residencies and project development programs. From 2009 through 2016, the Filmmaker360 grants programs provided more than 4.6 million dollars in funding to incubate and support innovative and exceptional films. Films include Sundance 2013 award winning film, Fruitvale (Station) which won the Grand Jury Prize (US Dramatic Competition) and the Audience Award (US Dramatic Competition). and the Avenir Award at Cannes 2013, the 2013 Academy Award nominated and Cannes 2012 Camera D'Or winner, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Beasts also won the Sundance 2012 Grand Jury Prize (US Dramatic Competition). Other films include the SXSW 2013 Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner, Short Term 12, as well as Clash, Mediterranea, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, Manos Sucias, Love Is Strange, Hellion, Little Accidents, Test, and Circumstance amongst others. Feature documentaries supported include Sundance 2013 award winners Cutie and the Boxer and American Promise. Turnure-Salleo was associate producer on the Academy Award nominated Regret to Inform. Michele Turnure-Salleo holds a BFA in Film from the University of New South Wales and a MFA in Film from the University of British Columbia.