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. Consulting with Gallico Media also means access to our expansive network of worldwide distributors, platforms, colleagues, producers/production companies, buyers, brands, investors, marketing and PR contacts.
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.
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. Let’s make a movie!
CEO, Producer, Distributor
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.
Producer, Consulting Partner
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.
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.
"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."