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Beau Blanchard

California Film Institute | Mill Valley Film Festival | DocLands
Corporate Development Manager
Professional Duties: Beau started at the nonprofit California Film Institute in 2009 as the Development Coordinator for the 32nd Mill Valley Film Festival and has since risen to his current position of Corporate Development Manager, now responsible for over $4M annually in cash and trade sponsorships. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Beau studied Journalism and Cinema which led to a Producer position with Sony Pictures Entertainment & Columbia Pictures. After decade on the studio-side of the Hollywood film industry, Beau returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008 to rediscover his 'cinephile roots' through independent film production and foreign and documentary film exposition & distribution. 

Personal Information: Beau enjoys playing golf, attending Warriors & Oakland A’s games, and spending time with his family. Beau and his wife Lauren Crandell currently have one son, Camden Scott, and two dogs, Penny Lane and Maximus.