Liz Rosenthal



An early advocate and pioneer of digital distribution and filmmaking, Liz is a digital film and media expert. She advises international media companies, film financing organisations, filmmakers and film festivals about using cutting-edge distribution and production techniques and new film business models. Liz has recently been appointed as the Digital Distribution Strategy Advisor to the UK Film Council.

Liz was the Programme Director of Digimart’s Global Digital Distribution Summit, a ground-breaking event that brought together, for the first time ever, leading filmmakers, innovators and digital pioneers from around the world who are building new film distribution models.

She is regularly invited to speak at international conferences, film festivals and leading film schools including Berlin, Cannes, Rotterdam, London and Edinburgh Film Festivals, Screen International Conferences and lectured at EAVE, The Media Business School in Ronda, BAFTA, The National Film and Television School, for Skillset, The ICA and The National Film Theatre in London.

She is also the founder of Earthly Delights Films, a production company that develops independent media projects. She was one of the producers of feature film The Trouble With Men and Women which was released in the US last summer through The Independent Film Channel and is currently launching an online animation project and series, Marsipan.

Liz set up and ran the UK office for Next Wave Films (a Santa Monica-based company of the Independent Film Channel US) from 1998 to 2002. Next Wave Films was a pioneer in the production, finance and sales of ultra low budget features and digital filmmaking. The company helped exceptionally talented filmmakers, from the US and abroad, launch their careers. Their award-winning films include Christopher Nolan’s Following (Winner: Tiger Award, Rotterdam ’99, Silver Hitchcock, Dinard ’99), Joe Carnahan’s Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis’ Southern Comfort (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’01), David and Laurie Shapiro’s Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (Special Jury Award, Amsterdam ’00), Amir Bar-Lev’s Fighter (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary ’00), Josh Aronson’s Sound and Fury (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’00, Academy Award nomination ’01).