“The Breakdown” is a webinar series hosted by the Utah Film Commission to establish a gathering place for Utah film industry locals to connect and network, learn, and ask questions.


The Breakdown: The Role of a Creative Producer

The creative producer is an integral part to the success of any project in the independent film world. By overseeing the entire process from pre-production to post-production with a clear vision, the creative producer knows how to make things happen to bring ideas to life. Tune into a discussion about what it takes to be a creative producer and what you should be thinking about when producing your next project.

Webinar Panelists include:

  • Julie Auerbach – CCO, Writer & Executive Producer at Top Dead Center Films
  • Matt Miller – Owner & President at Vanishing Angle


Julie Auerbach - CCO, Writer & Executive Producer at Top Dead Center Films

Julie Auerbach is CCO, Writer and Executive Producer for Top Dead Center Films, the newly launched Film and TV company with an emphasis on Global content.

Julie has written and produced for Top Dead Center Films “Stay Out of The Attic” currently on Shudder (Winner Atlanta Horror Festival 2020) (Audience Choice HORRORFEST 2020) (South African Horrorfest 2020 official selection) (Finalist The Thing In The Basement Horror Fest 2020), “Babysitter Must Die” premiers 6.22.2021 (FRIGHTFEST UK 2020 Official Selection) (Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2020 Official Selection) and in 2021 “Cold Dead Hands” aka “Hunting Ava Bravo” starring Kate del Castillo, currently in post- production. Top Dead Center currently has a slate of 12 films and 6 limited series.

Auerbach is a Film and TV Writer and Producer who has lent her talents to some very successful programming including James Cameron’s “Dark Angel”, “24”, “Birds Of Prey”, and “Charmed.”

Auerbach, a Utah native, began her career modeling as a teenager in Paris, Milan, Tokyo and NYC and eventually landed in Los Angeles where she Co-Founded and played bass in an all-girl band, Wench.

From there Auerbach started ghost writing for some of Hollywood’s biggest writers as well as working on series. In 2003 Julie Co-Founded Go Go Luckey Entertainment with her husband, Gary Auerbach. They successfully created and produced many hit TV Series, Films, Digital Content and Live Events. Including the genre changing “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County”, “Paranormal State”, “Decoded” “The Occupants”, and “Fear: Buried Alive” among many others. In 2016 Auerbach was instrumental in successfully orchestrating the sale of Go Go Luckey Entertainment.

Gary and Julie Auerbach live in Utah and are thrilled to be working with the incredibly talented people here.

Auerbach is a member of the WGA.

Matt Miller – Owner & President at Vanishing Angle

Matt Miller is the owner of critically-acclaimed production company Vanishing Angle and is a Spirit Award nominated producer. Miller has produced all of Patrick Wang’s features including A BREAD FACTORY (Spirit Award nominee), GRIEF OF OTHERS (Cannes), and IN THE FAMILY (Spirit Award nominee). Other feature producing credits include Ubisoft’s WEREWOLVES WITHIN (Tribeca Film), Jim Cummings’ THE BETA TEST (Berlinale and Tribeca) and THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW and THUNDER ROAD (Grand Jury Award at SXSW), Mari Walker’s SEE YOU THEN (SXSW), Danny Madden’s BEAST BEAST (Sundance, SXSW), among numerous others. Miller is currently in post production on the baseball documentary IT AIN’T OVER and has several projects in pre production including CALIFORNIA KING filming in Utah this summer.