Director of International Engagement and Outreach, Wanda Studios Qingdao
Sarah Platt has over a decade of experience as a filmmaker. Her motion picture credits include Warren Beatty’s latest film Rules Don’t Apply, Source Code, Untraceable, Blood & Chocolate and Norman.
As a development and production executive at The Koch Company, Platt learned the ropes around a film set from her mentor, Hawk Koch, former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The two now work closely together, both in developing projects and in implementing production plans on set.
In the course of her work, Platt has been fortunate enough to work with a multitude of directors including Warren Beatty, Billy Ray, Phil Alden Robinson, Duncan Jones and Gregory Hoblit.
However, her true passion as a filmmaker is in working with up-and-coming talent to develop their voices for the screen and their story and characters for the page. Platt’s short, The Gunfighter, made with Eric Kissack, went viral when it was launched online and became eligible for an Oscar nomination.
Apart from motion pictures, Platt produced a four-hour experimental film that plays behind Parsifal, which opened at The Metropolitan Opera in 2013 and she was a producer on Funny In Love, a web series supported by FreeMantle.
Currently, she is working on a transmedia project with documentary/VR filmmakers Jongsma + O’Neill. Currently, Platt leads the International Engagement, Outreach and Business Development in Los Angeles for Wanda Studios Qingdao.
Platt is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America and sits on the board of The Morningstar Commission.