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what we do

SUPPORT SCREENWRITERS AND FILMMAKERS

Our clients are talented screenwriters, creative and passionate about the crafts of writing and filmmaking, who want to dig deeper into their project through the lens of what we call "packaging" a.k.a. making it even more marketable.

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5 PACKAGING QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT YOUR FILM PROJECT

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SERVICES

options to fit your needs and budget
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CREATIVE, STRATEGIC CONSULTING

Ideal for Filmmakers and Screenwriters

Gallico Media assists filmmakers and screenwriters with feature film projects, helping to package projects and make them more marketable for exposure in the film industry. Services can include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing the screenplay and providing strategic feedback to improve marketability

  • Sales guidance, strategy, and assistance in evaluating partners and investors for the project

  • Adding credibility and leveraging partners

  • Drafting of marketing literature directed to potential investors including realistic financial projections

  • Recommending name actors (and directors if applicable) to attach to project

  • Creation of worldwide distribution sales projections for the project to include in an investors deck

  • And overall guidance with development, financing, pre-production, production, and post-production phases

The typical term of engagement varies from 3 months to a year.

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CONSULTATION GROUPS

Ideal for Beginner Filmmakers and Screenwriters

We understand that our comprehensive consulting packages are not for everyone, especially price-wise! So we are happy to offer a monthly consultation group facilitated by members of our consulting team. These special groups are limited to 10 members to ensure both individual attention for your project and collaborative discussion. Each meeting covers a range of topics, including:

  • Individual attention on your project, with opportunities for questions and answers, guidance, and customized advice

  • Collaborative discussions on film marketability, developing pitch decks, integrating distribution considerations, and navigating the wild world of film financing

  • Opportunities to get to know and network with other passionate creatives

We require attendance at a minimum of 3 monthly consultation groups to ensure opportunity for ongoing growth and consistency between group members. Each monthly group lasts 2 to 2.5 hours (depending on attendance) and costs $100.

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Ideal for Film Festivals, Film Schools, and More

An experienced orator, Gallico Media Founder Jean-François Cavelier is available to provide engaging lectures and presentations on the world of film distribution and the complex relationship between the sales agent and the producer. Cavelier brings his real-world experience and no-nonsense know-how to every speaking engagement, leaving his audiences entertained, educated, and inspired.

Looking for a panel event? Gallico Media can curate a panel of experienced voices in a variety of sectors of the film industry to enhance your educational event.

CONSULTING TEAM

Making films is perhaps one of the most collaborative endeavors one can imagine. The approach of Gallico Media Consulting in this ever-evolving world of film is to focus on stories that move the soul and that have the potential to transform, empower filmmakers in their craft, and tap into the strength of our network of motivated, creative, and fair individuals – directors, screenwriters, actors, fellow producers alike – to make an impact on this industry.

 

Collaboration drives us. There’s gotta be trust (lots of it), hard work, and a lot of fun and creativity too to bring these stories to life. That’s how we operate. We’re a filmmaking family – join us if you share our beliefs.

JEAN-FRANÇOIS CAVELIER

CEO | Producer, Distributor

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Originally from Paris, France, Jean-François Cavelier has more than 30 years’ experience in domestic and international film sales and distribution. He is known among his peers for his strong communication skills and for his relationship-building ability. He held the position of Domestic & International Distribution Consultant for Comerica Bank (Los Angeles), Liberty International (Los Angeles), Pueblo (Geneva, Switzerland), and Syrena (Warsaw, Poland).

Cavelier has been active over the past twenty years in the acquisition and production of media content in Mainland China, Latin America, and Europe as well as in the distribution of Hollywood content to the global markets. He also acted as a producer for the biggest budget feature film ever produced in China, Air Strike, a WW2 epic film, negotiating the hiring of Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson respectively as Lead Actor and Consultant to the Chinese Director. Recently, Cavelier was the co-producer of “Wonders of the Sea”, a feature documentary narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. He is active in the protection of the environment and marine sustainability through the documentary films he represents.

 

With his production and consulting company Gallico Media, he works with talented producers, screenwriters, and directors. Cavelier also consults with and lectures on a regular basis to filmmakers and producers about the business of film and television distribution – a side of the industry with which most are not familiar.

CLARK PETERSON

Consulting Partner | Producer

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Producer of the Academy Award-winning "Monster" starring Charlize Theron, Clark Peterson has produced and executive produced a wide variety of award-winning films, documentaries, and television productions.

 

In features, Peterson most recently produced the animated film "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet," featuring the voice talents of Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek and directed by Roger Allers ("The Lion King"). Adapted from Gibran's classic bestselling book, the film features animated interpretations of Gibran's work by some of today's most celebrated animators and is coming to theaters in fall 2015. Other projects include "Rampart" starring Woody Harrelson from a script by James Ellroy, Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot" with Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, festival darling "My Date with Drew," "Decoding Annie Parker" starring Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, and Aaron Paul, and "East of Havana," a documentary about the Cuban hip-hop scene.

 

In television, he is currently developing "Shakedown" at HBO with David Fincher and James Ellroy, "Scanners" at Cinemax, based on David Cronenberg's classic, and had two pilots produced at CBS network in 2015. He has also developed series at Showtime, FX, the CW, Lifetime, and HBO Canada, and has produced television movies for CBS.

 

A graduate of Stanford University, Peterson began his career working in development and production for producer Roger Corman before going on to join the Walt Disney Studios as an executive. Peterson continues to develop and produce as a Partner and the Managing Director of Remstar Studios, a production company and fund based in Los Angeles and Montreal.

ANNA CHAZELLE

Consulting Partner | Screenwriter, Film Director

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Anna is a French-American filmmaker and actor represented by WME. She wrote, directed, and starred in the post-apocalyptic horror Narrow, which premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival. Narrow was selected for the HollyShorts Hot List: Top 30 Films of 2020 and is currently available on Short Of The Week.

Anna has appeared as an actor in films such as La La Land, Babylon, First Man, Life Support, and more. She has performed in New York-based and regional theatre across the East Coast (Stageworks/Hudson, the Gallery Players, Oberon at the American Repertory Theatre, amongst others). In Los Angeles, she starred in the Hollywood Fringe play Nicaea to rave reviews, and appeared on the Hollywood Bowl stage for La La Land: Live in Concert, produced by Kraft/Engle Management, to 18,000 spectators.

Anna is currently writing a horror screenplay for Netflix. She will next direct a fantasy-horror adaptation of the Greek legend of Medusa for Fangoria Studios, produced by Armen Aghaeian and Tara Ansley. 

GHIZLANE MORLOT

Consulting Partner | Film Director

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Ghizlane S. Morlot's (she/her) first step as a director was shooting a feature documentary about renowned artist Trimpin. Since then, she has gone on to write and direct several narrative shorts, all featuring troubled women on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A native from Morocco and France, Morlot finds inspiration in Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's masterpieces about psychotic women and transgenders. Morlot received an M.F.A. in Television and Screenwriting from Stephens College, Columbia MO. She was granted a fellowship by the Alliance of Women Directors in Los Angeles and participated in a six-month directing workshop with USC School of Cinematics Arts Associate Professor Jennifer Warren, as part of a diversity initiative supporting women in film. 

In the fall 2019, Morlot shadowed producer/director Randy Zisk (pre-production and production) on the set of “Almost Family” (Fox Television). During the 2021 pandemic, Morlot directed “Snow on The Farm”, a comedy web-series featuring women, chicken (mostly female) and goats (YouTube/IGTV).

 

In 2020, Morlot co-founded a production outfit in Los Angeles called Countess Films with her producing partner Jean-François Cavelier. Countess Films is set to focus primarily on feature films projects that shall allow for women’s voices to be heard while opening-up opportunities to tell more inclusive stories. Shortly thereafter, Countess Films entered into a producing agreement with production and distribution company Pollack Films. Under that agreement, Morlot is attached to direct her debut feature-length film “Meet Me in The Kitchen at Midnight”, a dramedy about yet another woman on the edge; followed by the heart-warming holiday feature “The Angel of Harlem” with principal photography scheduled for 2023.

HENRY WALKER

Development Manager

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Henry Walker is an actor, photographer, and development manager. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in drama, during which time he worked on different sets such as Orange is the New Black and Billions.

 

Henry, now bicoastal, currently lives in Los Angeles where he recently worked as an Assistant Photo Editor for Industry Art Works. Henry is very excited to work as Development Manager for Gallico Media Consulting and Gallico Productions.

JOHN WHITE

Design/Creative Specialist

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John Adams White is a pre-pro., production, & design/marketing specialist. Absorbing the –

Uncanny styles of the comic book and graphic novels at an early age he left the page –

Seeking out the screen. Movies, television, commercials, and music videos –

Teleported him to the places that everyone longed to go. Real world experience and –

Classroom training brought him into his early 20s eager to take the –

Risks of the ever evolving film industry as he would rise through the ranks of production –

Eventually joining elite professionals on major Chicago shows –

As well as internationally recognized feature films. Learning from the best and –

Training on his own, John Adam White has become a warrior of strategy, AND –

Execution; honing edge of the knife techniques, industry secure knowledge, and mastering this craft.

Don't wait to be great. Just Create.

In the battlefield of the creator's age, he's a filmmaking and storytelling ninja. In the crowded sea of development, he's here to land your project on the shores of the next level with any investor, distributor, or studio.

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CHLOÉ CAVELIER

Business Coordinator

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Chloé "Coco Leigh" Cavelier (she/her/hers) is a creative based in Los Angeles. With extensive experience in brand development and strategy, visual storytelling, marketing, and innovative management across several sectors, Cavelier serves the Gallico Media team part-time with business development support, design and web maintenance, and occasional marketing consulting support.

Chloé's background also includes impact-driven program management in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, with an emphasis in community-driven change. Her community-focused approach, her strength in visioning, and her diverse professional experiences, all amplified by her academic background in psychology and communications, make her a powerful force for change and impact in the film industry.

(As the daughter of Gallico Media CEO Jean-François, she is thrilled to support the family business with her creative talents!)

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A POLLACK FILMS COMPANY

Gallico Media and Consulting is thrilled to be a part of the Pollack Films family. As a dynamic extension of Pollack Films' esteemed network, we synergize our strengths and expertise to deliver highest quality service to our clients. With Pollack Films and the leadership and experience of Pollack Films CEO Michael Pollack, we embark together on a journey of excellence in filmmaking and supporting the next generation of filmmakers.

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"I highly recommend working with Jean-Francois and his team. His advice in the beginning stages of the development of my script for a feature film helped me quickly overcome some roadblocks. His relationship capital within the industry has been of great benefit to me as well. JF helped get me to the right people to help me with creating an eye-catching and professional pitch deck for investment pitching which has allowed my project to standout well above the rest."

Melissa M.

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