Antonio Saura

GENERAL MANAGER, LATIDO FILMS. Presidente ZAMPA AUDIOVISUAL

Born in a family of filmmakers. He is BA in Modern History specialized in the Conquest of America, and MFA in film from Columbia University NY. After working at an early age as a journalist for newspapers and magazines such as El Pais, Diario 16, Diez Minutos, La Luna de Madrid etc, he soon focused his interest in film, both as a writer “La Llave Oculta” dir Rafael Alcazar RTVE, “Lisa” dir jan Kermeleuken , or adviser in films such as “Rowing with the wind” by Gonzalo Suarez or “Eldorado” by Carlos Saura.

In the early 90 ́s he became Executive Director and Head of Development in Lola Films, by then Spanish biggest production outfit where he developed films by Alex de la Iglesia, Carlos Saura, Vicente Aranda, Jaime Chávarri, Bigas Luna among others.

Once finished this period of his life, he decided to produce his own movies with his different film companies, LFC, ZEBRA, and most recently ZAMPA AUDIOVISUAL, in the last 15 years he has produced or coproduced more than 25 feature films and documentaries with directors like Carlos Saura, Antonio Hernández, José Luis Cuerda, Gerardo Herrero or José Luis López Linares among others,, as well as more than 500 hours of television drama and programs. Currently he is in production of Pablo Solarz ́s second film “The last suit” with Miguel Angel Solá and Angela Molina, and the documentary “ A Month in el Real” by José Luis López Linares.

Without interrupting his job as producer, since 2015 he directs the international sales agency Latido Films. In the last years Latido has handled films like “Rara” by Pepa San Martin, winner Generation k Plus Berlin FF and Horizontes Latinos San Sebastian FF 2016, “the Constitution” by Rajko Grlic, winner Best Film Montreal FF 2016, “Playground” by Barosz Kowalsky, Winner Special Jury Award Warsaw FF 2016, “The Illustrious Citizen” Winner Best actor Venice FF 2016 or “May God forgive us” Winner Best screenplay San Sebastian FF 2016.

He is Deputy Chairman of the European Film Academy. In the past he developed an outstanding work in audiovisual training, funding and directing the Media Business School. Since 4 years he has been a guest teacher at the Spanish School in Middlebury College Vermont. He is the author of several studies about the film industry.