Film Distribution and Movie Marketing Seminar NYC

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Film Distribution and Movie Marketing Seminar NYC

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Film Distribution and Movie Marketing Seminar NYC

Film Distribution and Movie Marketing Seminar NYC

Special FilmProposals Discount Code: Use MT429 for $5 off $45 admission. Thursday, April 29, 2010, 5:25 PM - 8:30 PM, NYC. I have been to their seminars before and highly recommend them! If you are in NYC, please do not miss this amazing educational and networking opportunity!

Learn about film distribution & movie marketing strategies for your film in this unique seminar with NEW information lead by film distribution executive Allen Chou. After the presentation, there's a BONUS panel discussion with industry experts ready to answer your questions. Join us as we discuss current strategies on topics such as:

- How to find the best distributors for your film

- What film & TV markets you should attend immediately

- How to find & select a “legitimate” producer’s rep or sales agent

- How to use film festivals as a launch pad for releasing your film

- How to properly use Twitter, FaceBook, & YouTube for film promotion

- How to use Social Media Marketing to engage with your audience & build a fan base

- How can you give away your film for FREE & still make money?

- The value of your film in foreign markets. Will it sell?

- Crowd sourcing & fund raising for your film

- The Pro's & Con's of DIY distribution

- Digital delivery with Netflix, Itunes, Hulu, & VOD

- Why everything we know about distribution has changed


Andrew Mer
VP, Content Partnerships for SnagFilms. Andrew Mer has been instrumental in building the SnagFilms library of over 1100 documentary films. SnagFilms library consists of single titles from individual filmmakers and producers to multiple titles from many of the most widely known and respected distributors, aggregators, and broadcasters including, Virgil Films & Entertainment, E1, Alive Mind, Cactus Three, ITVS, Sundance Channel, FilmBuff and IndiePix.

Andrew Mer has been an independent consultant to the film industry in development and acquisitions. His most recent client was AOL where he served as Chief Acquisitions Consultant for AOL True Stories, an all-documentary broadband platform. Andrew helped build and develop AOL True Stories' slate of documentary films beginning with its launch slate.

Previously, Elixir Films engaged Andrew to head its creative development efforts. At Elixir, he was responsible for developing all film and TV projects as well as scouting for new creative talent and project opportunities. Elixir Films' credits include the international non-fiction television series Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor. Before entering the film world, Mr. Mer worked in the art world as a fine arts insurace broker and consultant. Andrew Mer is an attorney who lives and works in NYC.

Mark Lipsky
Mark Lipsky heads Insight Cinema, a digital media and marketing consultantancy. Lipsky launched his career with positions at two of the most celebrated independent distributors; Don Rugoff’s Cinema 5 and Dan Talbot’s New Yorker Films. After a brief side trip to the majors with Paramount Pictures, Lipsky accepted a position at a quirky and anonymous company called Miramax Films. It was here where Lipsky cemented his reputation as a passionate and innovative marketer and where his efforts were acknowledged as the primary catalyst that transformed the company from industry oddity to industry leader. Uniquely qualified to address today’s increasingly chaotic independent film landscape, Mark Lipsky’s career has spanned across the intoxicating 80s to the go-go 90s through the calamitous ‘oughts’ straight to 2010. Bio continued here.

Twitter: @MarkLipsky
Company: Insight Cinema
Blog: Light a Fire!

Slava Rubin
Slava Rubin is a co-founder of IndieGo-Go - a funding platform for ideas, which empowers anyone with an idea (creative, cause of entrepreneurial) with the tools and process to raise money, develop a campaign, and offer perks. Thousands of projects in over 110 countries are benefiting from the service now. IndieGogo recently acquired Distribber, a digital distribution service providing access to iTunes, Amazon and Netflix while taking no rights or revenue share. Slava speaks regularly about the disruptive technologies impacting project execution, from funding to distribution. Recent engagements include Skoll World Forum, Sundance and Berlin Film Fests, SXSW, & Internet Week NY, while press includes BBC, AP, Reuters, and CNNMoney.

Twitter: @GoGoSlava
Company: IndieGoGo
Blog: IndieGoGo’s DIWO Download

Catherine Branscome
Founder, Branscome International, a NYC-based sales agency and producers rep firm specializing in animation. The company licenses media rights worldwide, including television, home video, mobile and film rights, and is in its tenth year of business. Branscome International works primarily with animation producers, of all sizes and styles, randing from Academy-Award nominated animator Bill Plympton to multi-national clients such as Jetix Europe (now Disney XD Europe). Internationally, Catherine is best known for her role in the successful pre-sales financing of the animated feature film version of the classic branded property- "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie". For the past 12 years, Catherine served as a member of the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA East Coast).

Ian Stimler
Founder, KimStim, a "niche" enterprising DVD company based in Brooklyn, specialized in releasing overlooked, under appreciated master works of world cinema to home video and theaters. Since its inception, KimStim has compiled a diverse and critically lauded series of works by such world famous directors as Francois Ozon, Alain Resnais, Laurent Cantet, as well as world famous animators such as Jan Svankmajer, Michel Ocelot and Tezuka Osamu. Ian also founded esteemed home media labels for Zeitgeist Films and Adam Yauch's Oscilloscope Laboratories. He lives in Brooklyn.

Bring business cards and lots of questions for this special event. Limited seating. Event will sell out. Early registration recommended.
For more information, please call 732-321-0711.

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