Rotterdam Lab

Valerie Steinberg

Valerie Steinberg Productions – USA


Valerie Steinberg Productions is a full-service narrative film and TV production company based in Los Angeles and New York and working globally. The company takes on projects with fierce visions and strong talent and leverages a global network of accomplished creatives to build films from idea to screen. Experience includes script development, casting, talent discovery/scouting, budgeting, physical production, post-production, acquisitions consultation, film festivals, industry networks, legal, grant writing, intellectual property, distribution, and private equity financing. Credits include Hair Wolf (Sundance winner), Blocks (Sundance), Fry Day (SXSW, Tribeca winner), Coffee Shop Names (Palm Springs, Aspen), and Karmalink (upcoming Cambodian “Buddhist sci-fi” feature). 

Valerie grew up in Los Angeles and studied philosophy and Chinese at Yale University. She has been selected for Venice Biennale College Cinema (2020), IFP Week (2020), Far East in Progress (2020), Film Independent Producing Lab (2019), Tribeca All Access (2019), and Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (2018). She has produced a dozen short films that have won awards at festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Melbourne, and Palm Springs. She is EP of the narrative feature Beast (dir. Riley Keough and Gina Gammell), and Consulting Producer of Ash Mayfair’s Vietnamese feature The Third Wife (TIFF winner). She is lead producer on Karmalink (dir. Jake Wachtel), a Cambodian sci-fi feature being sold by XYZ Films, and she is developing a slate of narrative features and television projects.

Current Projects 

In development
The Subletter by Caspar Newbolt (Narrative feature)
Aliens In Eritrea by Sephora Woldu (Narrative feature)
Maralot by Chase Olivarius-McAllister (Drama series)
Coffee Shop Names by Deepak Sethi (Comedy series)

In post-production
Karmalink by Jake Wachtel (Narrative feature)

Blocks by Bridget Moloney, 2020 (Short film)
Coffee Shop Names by Deepak Sethi, 2020 (Short film)
Freeze by Maya Albanese, 2020 (Short film)
Bug Bite by Emily Ann Hoffman, 2019 (Short film)
Metronome (In Time) by Scott Lochmus, 2019 (Short film)
The 8th Year Of The Emergency by Maureen Towey, 2019 (Short film)
Hair Wolf by Mariama Diallo, 2018 (Short film)
The Third Wife by Ash Mayfair, 2018 (Feature film)
Fry Day by Laura Moss, 2017 (Short film)
The Poet And The Professor by Ariel Kavoussi, 2017 (Short film)
Sketch  by Mariama Diallo, 2017 (Short film)
With Yuri  by Zoë Le Ber, 2017 (Short film)
Everybody Dies! by Nuotama Bodomo, 2016 (Short film)

Valerie Steinberg

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2021

The selection of the 74 producers for the 2021 Rotterdam Lab.