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Paul Bernon

Paul Bernon is a Co-Founder and Partner at Burn Later Productions, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations, with specific focus on development, packaging, finance, and the sales and marketing process.

His most recent films, LEMON and SMALL CRIMES, respectively, had their world premieres at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and 2017 South by Southwest Festivals. Both films are scheduled for a 2017 release; LEMON through Magnolia Pictures and SMALL CRIMES through Netflix.

Past films include THE INTERVENTION, which was released by Paramount Pictures in 2016, RESULTS starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders, which was released by Magnolia Pictures in the summer of 2015, ADULT BEGINNERS, starring Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, and Bobby Cannavale, which was released theatrically by Radius-The Weinstein Company and Universal, and DRINKING BUDDIES, which stars Olivia Wilde, Jake M. Johnson, and Anna Kendrick, was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures in August 2013. His documentary BEST KEPT SECRET, which deals with adults with autism aging out of the Newark school system, debuted on PBS in September of 2013, and won a George Foster Peabody Award in 2014.

Paul is a Managing Partner at Rubicon Real Estate, LLC, which owns and manages approximately 1.5 million square feet of investment property across the United States. He is a board member and co-founder and chair of the creative council at EMILY’s List, a political action committee that helps elect pro-choice Democratic women to office, and a board member of the Alliance for Business Leadership, a collection of activists in venture capital, real estate, and entrepreneurs focused on championing progressive causes in Massachusetts. Paul was formerly finance co-chair for the campaigns of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley, as well as Finance Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Paul graduated from Boston University with a degree in Film Studies, and earned a Master’s of Science in Real Estate from New York University. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Paul divides his time between the Los Angeles and Boston offices.

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Sam Slater

Sam Slater is a Co-Founder and Partner at Burn Later Productions, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations, with specific focus on development, packaging, finance, and the sales and marketing process.

His most recent films, LEMON and SMALL CRIMES, respectively, had their world premieres at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and 2017 South by Southwest Festivals. Both films are scheduled for a 2017 release; LEMON through Magnolia Pictures and SMALL CRIMES through Netflix.

Past films include THE INTERVENTION, which was released by Paramount Pictures in 2016, RESULTS starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders, which was released by Magnolia Pictures in the summer of 2015, ADULT BEGINNERS, starring Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, and Bobby Cannavale, which was released theatrically by Radius-The Weinstein Company and Universal, and DRINKING BUDDIES, which stars Olivia Wilde, Jake M. Johnson, and Anna Kendrick, was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures in August 2013.

Sam is Managing Partner of Tremont Asset Management LLC, which owns and manages over 3,000 Class A apartments, office properties, and agricultural properties throughout the United States and Canada. Sam is a Board Member and Development Chair at The Lenny Zakim Fund and serves as the Executive Director of The Slater Foundation.  In 2012, Sam was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Board of Directors of The Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state agency which funds cultural, arts, and interpretive science programs throughout the state. Sam previously served on the finance committees for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and as a Board Member for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston.

Sam graduated from George Washington University with a degree in History and earned his Master’s in Public Administration at Suffolk University. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Sam divides his time between the Los Angeles and Boston offices.


David Bernon

David Bernon is a Partner at Burn Later Productions. David is responsible for overseeing the Los Angeles office and all creative affairs for Burn Later.

His most recent film, LEMON premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and 2017 South by Southwest Festivals.  LEMON is scheduled to release in 2017 through Magnolia Pictures.

Past films include THE INTERVENTION, which was released by Paramount Pictures in 2016, RESULTS starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders, which was released by Magnolia Pictures in the summer of 2015, ADULT BEGINNERS, starring Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, and Bobby Cannavale, which was released theatrically by Radius-The Weinstein Company and Universal, and THE SMUT LOCKER, a short film which stars House of Cards’ Rachel Brosnahan and was winner of the Cine Gold Eagle Award.

Prior to joining Burn Later Productions, David worked in development at Overnight Productions and was part of the team that produced MACHETE, directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan and Danny Trejo. Also at Overnight, David worked on the Academy Award nominated, BLACK SWAN, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. David also spent time at New Line Cinema and Sony Pictures Classics.

In addition to producing, David is an actor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a member of Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Producers Guild of America, and is based out of the Los Angeles office.


Rowan Riley

Rowan Riley is Vice President, Development & Production at Burn Later Productions. Rowan focuses on identifying and developing projects, analyzing film-related investments, and working with writers and directors at all stages of production.

Her most recent film, LEMON premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and 2017 South by Southwest Festivals.  LEMON is scheduled to release in 2017 through Magnolia Pictures.  Prior to arriving at Burn Later, Rowan was at Anonymous Content where she served as producer on projects such as THE END OF THE TOUR and CHRISTINE.

In addition to producing, Rowan is a fellow of the Sundance Producing Lab and member of Cinefamily’s Advisory Board. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she concentrated on Creative Writing and Art History. She is based out of the Los Angeles office.


Casey Matsumoto

Casey Matsumoto is an Associate at Burn Later Productions, and is responsible for reading and evaluating screenplays for potential production value for the company. She is based out of the Boston office.


 

 

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