I am a producer and consultant specializing in helping writers, filmmakers and studios transform their projects into critical and box office successes. An Arizona native, I was Head of Production for Miramax Films, where I gained a reputation for working with writers and directors to turn around struggling screenplays and film works-in-progress. My Left Foot, Cinema Paradiso, and Pelle the Conquerer all began with lukewarm audience response, but evolved under my supervision to garner multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations and wins. I was Miramax's on-set producer for several features, including the critically-acclaimed Into the West. In addition, I branched out to assist emerging and seasoned writers, directors and other studios. Family brought me back to Phoenix, where I worked on local political issues and the occasional film project (creative consultant for Miramax/ABC TV "A Wrinkle in Time" television movie) while raising my kids. I'm now looking forward to reconnecting with the film and creative communities.
Name: Susan Slonaker
Lives in: Phoenix, Arizona
Company: Sunnyslope Productions
Occupation: Producer and Script Consultant