A highly experienced consultant for television and films, June Shelley
recently served as Head of Sales & Marketing for RKO Pictures.
She has negotiated worldwide sales of completed films and television
projects from the RKO library. Shelley, who debuted as a child actress,
has had a lengthy and colorful background across the entire scope
of the entertainment industry.
Ms. Shelley rejoined RKO in 1995 after a stint at Moviecorp Holdings
as Vice President, Sales & Marketing where she was responsible
for all domestic and international sales and marketing as well as
a production executive on several independent film produced by the
During her previous stay at RKO Pictures, Shelley supervised the international
sales and marketing efforts for current RKO development projects and
represented the company at AFM, Cannes, Mifed and the Shanghai Film
Festival. Prior to RKO, Shelley worked variously as Director of Advertising/Promotion,
Director Theatrical Sales, Advertising/Promotion for ABC Distribution
over a period of more than a decade. She also represented ABC at Theatrical,
Video and TV markets worldwide, traveling more than 100,000 miles
Before joining ABC Distribution, Shelley lived in France, where she
worked as Head of Protocal for MIP-TV, Midem and Vidcom and ran her
own consulting firm specializing in music and film clients. She served
as personal assistant to the Rolling Stones during their two year
tax-exile She has written a book about her experiences with the Rolling
Stones and her colorful life, "Even When it was Bad...It was
Good". She was a consulting producer and appears in the 2000
Sundance prize winning documentary "The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack".
Before moving to France Shelley lived in Japan for several years,
where she dubbed Japanese films into English, acted in Japanese films
and wrote a column for an English language Japanese newspaper. She
was also Shirley MacLaine's stand-in on the film "My Geisha"
shot in Tokyo and Kyoto.
June Shelley served on the AFMA Board for six years and is currently
a member of several committees. She is one of the chairs of The International
Committee of Women in Film.