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Adjunct Instructor

Sofia Sondervan

Sofia Sondervan is a NY based Award winning film producer. She is currently in pre- production on King Richard written and to be directed by Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records) based on the book The Life and Times of Little Richard and The Art of Longevity to be directed by Ian Barnes (Oscar nom for Wish 142). She most recently produced The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, London Town starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone and Daniel Huttlestone, featuring music by The Clash and the film Urge starring Pierce Brosnan. Her company Dutch Tilt Film develops and produces film and television. She is currently casting Walking on Thorns by Hayley Easton Street (Ex Machina, Star Wars) and to be directed by Matthew Brown (The Man Who Knew Infinity). She is also developing the bestseller Girl In The Dark by Marion Pauw into a limited series.

Other productions include Bringing Up Bobby directed by Famke Janssen (X-Men) and starring Milla Jovovich. Previously she headed up Sony Music Film, a division of Sony Music, which she founded in 2005. While at Sony Music, she produced Cadillac Records, released by Sony Pictures and starring Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright and Beyonce Knowles which was nominated for a Golden Globe, eight NAACP Image Awards, and won Best Picture at the Black Reel Awards. She won the Black Reel Award for the film. Sofia also produced TriStar’s Feel The Noise with Jennifer Lopez and the award-winning Ghosts of Cite Soleil executive produced by Wyclef Jean and winner of the DGA Award for Best Director. She acquired the critically acclaimed “The Future is Unwritten” about Joe Strummer and The Clash and “East of Havana” produced by Charlize Theron.

Sofia’s industry experience also includes Head of East Coast Production for ContentFilm where she produced The King, which starred Gael Garcia Bernal and William Hurt and premiered in the official selection (Un Certain Regard) of the Cannes Film Festival. She also produced Party Monster starring Macaulay Culkin, Rick starring Bill Pullman and Hebrew Hammer starring Adam Goldberg, and worked on such films as The Cooler and Thank You for Smoking.

Earlier in her career, Sofia served as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Productions for POP.com, a joint venture between Dreamworks SKG and Imagine Entertainment, and Head of Acquisitions for Cary Woods’ Independent Pictures, a subsidiary of New Line, as well as Director of Business Affairs for Miramax Films.

A native of The Netherlands, Sofia graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Television. She is a member of the Producers Guild Of America. She teaches several Producing classes in the Undergraduate and Graduate Departments of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and at The School of Visual Arts.