Meeting with Diana Karklin from Rise and Shine

Join us in the next hangout with Diana Karklin from Rise and Shine Sales and get her insight and direct tips about how to work with a sales agent for documentary films and current trends in documentary business.



Through an online space where EWA members from all around can connect and know each other, we organise once a month a meeting where an expert introduces a topic followed by Q&A and members can interact. Each meeting will last 75 minutes aprox and it's open to 20-25 EWA members, who can introduce themselves and participate in the following Q&A.

An invitation to join the talk will be sent to EWA members (first come, first served basis).

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Diana Karklin studied in Germany and Spain graduating from Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) in economics. Focusing on film business early on, she gained first experience in film production working for some renowned production companies like Morena Films (Madrid) and Zentropa Entertainments Berlin before taking over the Head of Sales position at Boomtown Media International. Since 2010, Diana has been in charge of sales and acquisitions for RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES, one of the leading international sales agents for documentary films. Diana lectures regularly on documentary distribution and has been invited on countless occasions as a jury member, tutor and international expert by festivals and national funding bodies.

Rise and Shine World Sales, founded in 2008, is today one of the world's leading international boutique size sales agents. Rise and Shine markets and sells outstanding documentaries to broadcasters and distributors around the world. With an average of 15 new films per year the exquisite catalogue of award-winning films includes Raving Iran, Gayby Baby, Genesis 2.0, Silvana, Hi, A.I., Courage, Girl Gang, Nelly & Nadine, Iron Butterflies and many others.