It’s been said we have great taste and that we’re good at recognising film ideas with commercial and critical potential.  It’s not easy to define what taste is, except to say that compelling and distinctive story-telling is key to everything we do.

With offices in Los Angeles and London, our global partners rely on us to curate a steady stream of films of enduring quality and through adapting to evolving business models, we stay focused on maximizing world-wide value through tailored co-production, sales and distribution to studios, digital platforms and independent distributors.

We live and breath film. Our whole team are film fans with an insatiable curiosity for unique story-telling. We celebrate and encourage the increasingly diverse nature of film from authored, intimate film-making to the commercial wide-release but always with a view to distinct voices and compelling subject.

The Cornerstone team has over 25 years of experience as buyers, sellers and producers.  We’re open and accessible, working closely with film-makers, producers, financiers and distributors across the life-cycle of each film to ensure that what we produce and sell is of the highest quality and has the best opportunity for success.  We love our work and are immensely proud of what we do!

Co-Presidents: Alison Thompson & Mark Gooder

Sales and Marketing

Carla Quarto di Palo Director, International Sales cq@cornerstonefilm.com

Carla started her career in Rome working on non-scripted entertainment for Wilder, Fox Channels and in production at Dugong Productions. Relocating to London she worked first at Hanway Films, later at Focus Features and Sunray Films handling titles such as Mike Leigh's MR. TURNER and Asif Kapadia's AMY.

David Charles Director, International Sales dc@cornerstonefilm.com

David started his career in Vancouver, Canada, working in production on documentaries and long-format television series. He joined Cornerstone in 2017 as Director, International Sales having previously spent 6 years in various roles at the British Film Institute.

Joanne Michael Director of Marketing jm@cornerstonefilm.com

Jo came to Cornerstone having spent five years at HanWay Films, where she managed the international launches and releases of award winning films including Todd Haynes’ CAROL and John Crowley’s BROOKLYN. Prior to HanWay she worked in production and has produced several award-winning short films.

Natalie Gregorian Sales Assistant & Assistant to Co-Presidents ng@cornerstonefilm.com

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