Pilar Benito joined MORENA FILMS, Spanish film production company, in 2002 as Financial Director being promoted in 2003 to General Manager of the Company. Currently, she is in charge of the management and the strategy of the Company and works directly with MORENA’s Producers during the financing stage of the productions.
In the last three years, Pilar has participated actively in the financing and structuring of the following productions:
ELEFANTE BLANCO, by Pablo Trapero 7 DAYS IN LA HAVANA, by Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noe, Elia Suleiman, JC Tabio and Julio Medem TAMBIEN LA LLUVIA, by Iciar Bollain BON APPETIT, by David Pinillos ROOM IN ROME, by Julio Medem CELDA 211, by Daniel Monzón CHE, by Steven Soderbergh
The company is in postproduction of INVADER directed by Daniel Calparsoro starring Alberto Amman, shooting SCORPION IN LOVE directed by Santiago Zannou and starring MA Silvestre, Carlos Bardem and Javier Bardem, and THE LAST DAYS directed by Alex and David Pastor starring Jose Coronado and Quim Gutierrez.
Pilar studied Business Administration at the Complutense University in Madrid. She worked during 3 years in ARTHUR ANDERSEN in the MEDIA unit, developing consulting projects and audit in the most important players in the Media Spanish business. After Arthur Andersen, she participated in the start up of CANAL COSMOPOLITAN, a joint venture between Hearst Group and Multipark and worked with them till 2002 as Financial Director of the Company.
Pilar has also participated in the MEGA Business School in previous promotions.