Talent Guide

Scott Macaulay

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2008, Grants and Awards 1998


Scott Macaulay is a New York-based producer and the Editor-in-Chief of Filmmaker magazine, the leading American magazine devoted to independent film. As a producer, along with his partner Robin O’Hara and his production company Forensic Films, Macaulay has produced or executive-produced many award-winning features. They include Peter Sollett’s Raising Victor Vargas, Harmony Korine’s Gummo and julien donkey-boy, Alice Wu’s Saving Face, Tom Noonan’s What Happened Was and The Wife, Jesse Peretz’s The Chateau, Bryan Barber’s Idlewild, John Leguizamo’s Undefeated, and James Ponsoldt’s Off the Black. As a company, Forensic Films has been involved as a co-producer in several European productions, including Olivier Assayas’s Demonlover and Clean. In 1998 Macaulay and O’Hara were the recipients of an Independent Spirit Award for their producing work in independent film.

As the founding editor of Filmmaker magazine, Macaulay directs the editorial content of each issue as well special issues and sections such as the annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. He is also currently co-editor of FilmInFocus, Focus Feature’s site for movie lovers, and sits on several industry boards, including the Toronto Film Festival’s Industry Center and the Rotterdam Film Festival’s CineMart. Prior to his work in film, Macaulay was Programming Director of The Kitchen Center for video, music, dance, performance, film and literature.
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Current Project

Dynasty (Narrative Feature)


A middle-aged couple decides to get out of their credit card debt by killing a black bear and selling its gallbladder on the black market.