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Kelly Slattery

Director of Advancement

Kelly Slattery, a native Canadian and songwriter by trade, made an interesting progression from writing music for such companies as Lionsgate, CBS and Disney, to writing screenplays and producing films to some of the same studios before stepping into her true place of passion, philanthropy. She is passionate about Venice Arts' mission, and looks forward to significantly expanding support for its high-impact creative programs.

In the entertainment space, Kelly's first project was Down for Life, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Subsequent projects, such as House of the Rising Sun and Cougars Inc., were Lionsgate releases followed by Hijacked and Breaking Wind, released by Anchor Bay. Kelly was a founding partner of Therapy Content, the production company for Dave Grohl’s Sound City and Sonic Highways, where she developed and sold television projects, including selling her biographical TV comedy co-created with Lee Aronsohn (co-creator of Two and a Half Men) to ABC. She has also worked as a consultant in film and TV, developing, packaging and setting up projects at various studios.