EXCLUSIVE: Tom Davia and Diego Marambio have officially unveiled their Miami-based consultancy.
Cinemaven advises on acquisitions to sales agents and occasionally distributors in select territories, consults on festival and market management and programming and also on the sales, packaging and production of feature projects, with strong emphasis on Latin America.
Since the company soft-launched in June and hit the ground in Toronto it has assembled a considerable client roster.
Partners include the Guadalajara Film festival in Mexico, PÖFF/Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, the ANIMAZE: Montreal Animation Film Festival and Cebu International Film Festival in the Philippines.
Cinemaven has served as production and packaging consultant to Brazil’s Urca Filmes and Mexico’s Mantarraya, Varios Lobos and Morbido Group/Ragnatela Societas.
Clients include Argentina’s 3C Films Group and El Dorado Contenidos, Puerto Rico’s La Que Te Hablé, Guatemala’s Mr. Music & Mr. Films, Chile’s Jirafa Cine and Paraguay’s OIMA Films.
The roster also features deals with Ibero-American cinema advocates such as Canada’s Cinemavault, the UK’s Film Republic and US-based Digitalia, KAF Films, Outsider Pictures and Shoreline Entertainment.
“What we do is the truest definition of packaging,” said Davia and Marambio. “Basically building on our connections and experience and access, Cinemaven brings value of some kind to whatever finished film or film project that we decide to work with.
“Whether you are a producer with a finished film looking for a sales agent, or a distributor desperately looking for content, or a sales agent looking for new film clients, or a director searching for funding or talent or even a festival strategy for their newest masterpiece or upcoming projects, Cinemaven will build on years of experience and contacts and find it for you.
“Our goal is to level the playing field and bring together all of the key players and make them work and play together nicely to attain mutual objectives.”
Both Davia (pictured, top left) and Marambio (top right) have more than 35 combined years of experience in the industry.
Davia has done extensive consultancy work for IFP and the Panama Film Commission’s MEETS co-production forum, as well as Sundance, Dubai, Miami and Atlanta festivals, among others.
He recently served three years at Shoreline Entertainment as director of festivals and alternative theatrical distribution.
Marambio oversaw institutional relations at the National Film School Of Argentina (ENERC) and after 10 years with the school moved on to feature film development and promotion with the international affairs office at the Argentina Film Institute (INCAA).
He has managed aspects of the Ventana Sur programme and overseen content and guest relations, conferences and special events, playing an integral role in establishing the Blood Window genre works-in-progress sidebar.