Beau Blanchard

Beau Blanchard

Professional Duties: Beau started at the 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 $3M annually in cash and trade sponsorships. Beau first entered the film festival world in 2008 with the San Francisco Film Society in Development for the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, and has worked in a variety of roles of film festival production including marketing, membership, and event production.  

Education and Professional Experience: A graduate of the University of Southern California, Beau studied Journalism and Cinema which led to a USC Entertainment Industry Internship and an Assistant Producer position with Sony Pictures Entertainment & Columbia Pictures. After decade on the studio-side of the Hollywood film industry at Sony Pictures Entertainment & Columbia Pictures - and subsequently with film & television producer Leonard Goldbergís Mandy Films - 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.

Personal Information: Beau and his wife Lauren Crandell currently have one son, Camden Scott. Beau enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, attending Oakland A's & Warriors games, and running with his two dogs, Penny Lane and Maximus Decimus Meridius Blanchard (Penny-Max for short).