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A boutique service offering top class, premium advice, workshops and resources for the business of film - bringing you access to information about the film industry you can’t find anywhere else.
We peel back the layers on the mechanisms of the business behind the film business and deliver it in a way that's friendly and approachable, and not intimidating, because we believe good business can be both lucrative and kind.
At Hot Sauce, there's no boardroom politics, no cliques, no BS. Just straight up business talk for those looking to advance their career in film.
Don't take it from me, word on the street says that sauce is hot!
FIVE STARS FOR HOT SAUCE
As a freelance content producer and director keeping up with industry trends and fads is difficult when you are grinding everyday on your own. Researching clients, sales, shooting, editing, writing etc etc. Finding HOT SAUCE and Tania Sarra has been one of the best discoveries since the DV camera. Her knowledge of the industry and how to present and write concept projects has been priceless. Her flexibility to my shooting and editing schedule was extremely accommodating given that I am always in different time zones. My first project using HOT SAUCE was immediately noticed by three different studio production heads and is now in development. Thank you HOT SAUCE!
MATT EVERS, PRODUCER, ICE AND SLICE PRODUCTIONS
ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS
I’ve known Tania in all her various roles in this industry and had the pleasure of working with her and the teams she’s led in the past. I can honestly say I don’t know many people with the combined knowledge of this business coupled with an unrivalled network of contacts and the ability to communicate her ideas and share her knowledge in a way many people aren’t able to. She's not only one of the best in the biz, but she's also an incredible person who anyone would be lucky enough to work with.
LAURA WILSON, HEAD OF ACQUISITIONS, ALTITUDE PICTURES
HIRING TANIA WAS THE BEST DECISION EVER
As a first-time filmmaker, I've found Tania's work on our short film project to be absolutely invaluable. She injected momentum, strategy and creative clarity from day one, with excellent notes on script development and a truly collaborative style of working. Tania has distilled relevant industry information from her wealth of knowledge and experience, focused our fundraising efforts, steered the creation of our pitch deck and created a tailor-made festival and distribution strategy to fit our film and its creative vision. We wouldn't be getting our film off the ground without her.
JANE MORIARTY, DIRECTOR
ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I HAVE MADE IN MY FILMMAKER LIFE
Imagine being in a masterclass, but it's one on one! Hiring Tania was one of the best decisions I have made in my filmmaker life. After our first meeting, the value I received exceeded the price I paid. THEN, there were two more meetings of just gravy! The information, the knowledge and the expertise has opened a door I was looking for, for many many years! I now have a clear path to success, as oppose to just creating films and hoping for the best. I was super impressed and I highly recommend this one on one experience.
JR POLI, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
Hey, I'm Tania. Last name Sarra. I've survived 12 years as an executive in the film industry. It's nice to meet you.
I have so much passion for content, for film and TV, for the work I've done and the work I continue to do, but there came a day when I realized that none of it was making any real difference in the world. A desire grew to take all the experience and knowledge I was privileged enough to accumulate and use it to make more of a positive impact.
I had two awards under my belt, had nailed my dream job as a studio executive, was a staple on the festival and market circuit, got to work with big commercial films and witness prestige indie fare, and along the way I noticed a gap in our industry. A bubble of executive knowledge that was nearly impossible to tap in to unless you knew the right people. A bubble of knowledge I had access to.
And that was it. I knew there was a way I could have a positive impact.
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