Manuela Mandler is a graduate in Scienze della Comunicazione from Trieste University. She lived in Brasil, where she worked at Gullane production company. In the first years, as a Communication and Marketing Director, she was responsible for the release of Brazilian films such as Carandiru, by Hector Babenco and The Year my Parents Went on Vacation, by Cao Hamburger. Since 2007 she has been responsible for the international department at Gullane, coordinating international projects in coproduction such as La terrra degli uomini rossi, by Marco Bechis, an Italy-Brazil coproduction; Tabu, by Miguel Gomes, coproduction between Portugal, France, Germany and Brazil; Amazonia 3D by Thierry Ragobert, a France-Brazil coproduction. Manuela returned to Trieste in 2015 and continues to coordinate the international department at Gullane from Italy.