Laura Ivey

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USA
Sales Agent & President
The Exchange

Laura Ivey is a solution driven producer of film and television with over 16 years of experience in the production, finance, operations and sales sectors of the entertainment
industry.

Ivey is currently in post-production on Meg Ryan’s directorial debut ITHACA, starring Hamish Linklater, Sam Sheperd, Jack Quaid and Tom Hanks.

Among the films Laura has shepherded over the years are the musical adaptation of Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS, directed by Richard Lagravenese and starring Anna Kendrick, and the Sundance breakout hit THE SPECTACULAR NOW starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.

Vinca-&-Laura-IveyHaving founded two foreign sales companies, The Exchange and Odd Lot International (most recently merged with Sierra Pictures to form Sierra-Affinity), Laura has actively structured transactions totaling an estimated $350,000,000 in financing for hundreds of independent films worldwide.

Her previous tenures include stints as President of the rapidly growing sales company, The Exchange; COO at domestic theatrical distributor, After Dark Films; financing producer Odd Lot Entertainment; Infinity Media, (producer of the Academy Award winning CAPOTE); foreign sales indie First Look Media and Lynda Obst Productions.

Ivey is a member of the Board of Directors of Outfest, the leading organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, having served two terms as Co-President of the Board. Laura received her Juris Doctor from Fordham University Law School and is a member of the State Bar of California.

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