Paula Manzanedo Schmit

Senior Vice President, Film Finances, Inc.

Film Finances is the world leader in completion guarantees. Founded in 1950, Film Finances has given completion guarantees to all leading banks in the entertainment industry, major film studios, distributors and equity investors, helping movies and television content from all over the world effectively get to the screen.

Over the years, Paula has overseen production and postproduction on over 2,000 films and television programs, both in the US and internationally. Paula has extensive experience in production in Latin America, and has worked on films shooting in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Film Finances’ recent film projects include Gloria Bell, The Old Man and The Gun, Destroyer, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk, Dumplin’, Boy Erased and A Private War, to name a few. Recent television projects include Our Planet, Disenchantment, Narcos, Ultimate Beastmaster, Club de Cuervos, Marco Polo and Chef’s Table.

Paula was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a degree in Communication Science from the University of Buenos Aires. Paula has very close ties to her country’s film community and has produced the award-winning short films In the Clouds and Marcial’s Version, both shot in Buenos Aires. She is currently completing the upcoming documentaries The Feast (directed by Laura Gabbert) and Free Color (directed by Alberto Arvelo) as Executive Producer.