Film Mentors: Producers/Production 2 - Adam Donaghey
Adam Donaghey, founder of micro-budget indie label Zero Trans Fat Prods., is an award-winning independent film producer. His work has been nominated for both the Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards, and has been showcased at fests including Sundance, SXSW, Sitges, LA Film Festival, AFI Fest and Thessaloniki, and via distributors including IFC Films, Cinetic Media and the Lifetime Movie Network. Adam is a Partner and Vice President of Aviation Cinemas, inc., the holding company operating the historic Texas Theatre, an art house and national landmark in Dallas, Texas. The Texas Theatre was financed by Howard Hughes in 1931 and received national acclaim after the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged shooter of President John F. Kennedy. Adam Co-Founded Aviation Cinemas Prods. which recently announced an option to develop the stage play “Danny Casolaro Died for You” into a feature film which will investigate the unsolved death of the titular writer mere weeks before he was to break a story uncovering high-level corruption within the Reagan/Bush Justice Dept. Adam is also Co-Founder of and programmer for the Oak Cliff Film Festival, which has been covered in various national publications including Texas Monthly and the New York Times. He regularly speaks and judges at universities, film festivals and industry related workshops, conferences and competitions; he is a freelance film columnist for D Magazine and producer of the Texas 24 Hour Film Races. Adam is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a B.A. in philosophy.