The team sits down with David Goldblum & Julie Parker Benello, Producers of “Sell/Buy/Date”.
Sell/Buy/Date is a heartfelt, witty doc/narrative hybrid following Tony-winning performer/comedian Sarah Jones and her multicultural characters on a journey exploring her personal relationship to the sex industry through a social justice lens.
David Goldblum is a writer/producer at the intersection of social justice and entertainment. Next up he’s writing/producing an adaptation of the #1 New York Times best-selling book which sold 12 million copies worldwide, A Child Called It. David has extensive experience in film and TV development, having worked for Paula Wagner, Participant Media, AMC TV, and Stone Village Productions. He was a graduate of the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Program, the recipient of the UCLA/Participant Media Fellowship, a Telluride Film Festival Film Lab Fellow, a recipient of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Fellowship, and was nominated for the Humanitas Drama Award.
Julie Parker Benello is the Founder of Secret Sauce Media, her latest venture to produce and invest in surprising and timeless film projects. Julie co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures, in 2005 with a shared belief that diverse women nonfiction storytellers have the power to catalyze change at home and around the globe. She produced Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s Academy Award®, Emmy, Gotham, and Independent Spirit-winning feature documentary American Factory, streaming on Netflix in partnership with Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. Most recently she produced Sarah Jones’s directorial debut Sell/Buy/Date premiering at SXSW 2022 and Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk’s Netflix Originals documentary – Athlete A. Julie lives in San Francisco and serves on the Board of SFFILM and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Documentary Branch.