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Nadia Bronson and Associates (NB&A) is a leading global entertainment consultancy. Founded by Nadia Bronson in May 2001, the company is a primary resource for producers, studios, sales agents, distributors and festivals seeking to maximize the success of their product in the worldwide marketplace. NB&A services cover a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry, with special emphasis on movie marketing, publicity, distribution and sales. Among the services which NB&A provides clients are the following:

  • Representing distributors and studios on their film award campaigns including the Golden Globes, BAFTA and Academy Awards.
  • Representing producers and sales agents on the domestic and international marketing and distribution of their films
  • Assisting producers in film sales, including acquisition screenings, selecting sales agents, etc.
  • Assisting producers in financing and packaging film projects

As well, the company handles various projects outside of these areas which require the experience and relationships which NB&A provides.

NB&A is supported by a large database and research department including box office performance and competitive release schedules which can provide information on past, present and future releases -- information which is vital in predicting future success, analyzing current results, and setting optimum release strategies.

NB&A’s current roster of clients includes Miramax Films, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Intermedia Film, Scott Rudin Productions, Shangri-la Entertainment, De Laurentiis Films and The Bangkok Film Festival among others. Some of the films they are currently working on or have worked on over the past year include The Stepford Wives, The Polar Express, Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2, Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Last Samurai, Cold Mountain, Mystic River, City of God, Terminator 3,Thirteen, School of Rock, Barbarian Invasions, Bad Santa, In America, Bend it Like Beckham, Shall We Dance, The Brothers Grimm, Unfinished Life, The Big Bounce, Proof and Unchain My Heart.

Before establishing NB&A, Nadia Bronson served as president of international theatrical marketing and distribution at Universal during her twenty-five year tenure with the company. During that time, Bronson oversaw the international campaigns of hundreds of films with combined international box office surpassing four billion dollars, including many of the industry’s top grossing films of all-time. As founder of NB&A, Bronson has brought that same success to our current clients. Over the past two years, NB&A oversaw the Golden Globe campaigns for films receiving an astounding 93 nominations, as well as 21 wins including four best film awards (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Chicago, The Hours). In May 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival, Bronson was awarded France’s highest cultural honor, inducted as an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters for “contributions that have illuminated culture in France and around the world”.

Aside from founder Bronson, NB&A has a team of associates including Thomas Castañeda, Steven O’Dell, Tanya Alves and Andrew Thomas. Thomas Castañeda came to NB&A from his position as Vice President of International Publicity at Universal. Over his 15 years at the studio, he worked on the international publicity and Golden Globe campaigns for Universal’s biggest successes, including among others Shakespeare in Love, Gladiator, The Mummy Returns and Billy Elliot. Aside from his work with NB&A, Castaneda has represented Focus Features for their Golden Globe campaigns for the past three years on such films as Lost in Translation, 21 Grams, The Pianist, Gosford Park and Far From Heaven.

Steven O’Dell joined NB&A from United International Pictures, where he served as Managing Director for United International Pictures (UIP) in various countries in Europe, South America and North America. Over that time, he oversaw the theatrical releases of over 150 films for Universal, Paramount, MGM and DreamWorks SKG. Prior to joining UIP, he was director of marketing for the specialized Asian distribution company Rim Films in Los Angeles. Since joining NB&A, O’Dell has worked on such films as Terminator 3, The Italian Job, Tomb Raider 1&2, School of Rock and Changing Lanes.

Tanya Alves is a founding associate and currently serves as CFO. Before starting NB&A, she held the position as Vice President and General Manager of metro Studios for four years. Prior to this she was employed at Universal for six years and served as Participation Accountant for Motion Pictures.

Andrew Thomas is Director of Publicity. He has worked on various NB&A Golden Globe campaigns over the past three years including Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Chicago, The Hours, Barbarian Invasions, In America and City of God among others.

Simon O’Leary joined NB&A in 2001 after spending three years working in international film production in Mexico as a production and development consultant. He is responsible for new project development.

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