Heidi Fleisher is a freelance American consultant and producer who has just returned to Los Angeles after having spent 20 years in France. After holding various roles in the production and distribution of documentary films, she began acting as a consultant for French producers in 2005, helping them navigate the international market and take advantage of her network of broadcasters, funding bodies and producers. The formats and subject matters differ, but her work essentially gravitates around creative documentaries with an independent editorial approach that have a social and/or political impact. Also interested in hybrid films and shorts.
She recently spent a year as Head of International Sales and Acquisitions for ARTE SALES, the award-winning distribution arm of the European broadcaster ARTE. Heidi has also worked with Sunny Side of the Doc to develop and implement foreign producer training programs, and participates as a project tutor and panelist for markets such as the Cannes Doc Corner, Rio Content Market, Sunny Side of the Doc and the Beijing Asian Side Training.