Audience Building & Dealmaking for Independent Films-A half day workshop
Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Whether you are a filmmaker in script stage or in post production, this half day workshop will guide you in the steps you should be taking now in the lead up to your film premiere and negotiating for distribution. Topics covered will include:
- identifying the niche audience for your film
- researching and using online tools and grassroots marketing to reach them
- researching and applying to the best festivals for your filmmaking goals
- distribution fundamentals in today's market by splitting rights and accessing digital outlets
Brought to you by The Film Collaborative, a non profit organization dedicated to providing a full range of affordable distribution, educational and marketing advice and advocacy to independent filmmakers. We have worked with projects from micro budget to mid range budget independent films, both narrative and documentary, Oscar recognized to niche audiences films.
Our book of independent film case studies, co authored with Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler, Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul, will also be available for purchase. $10 each.
When & Where
The Film Collaborative http://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/
The Film Collaborative offers a full range of affordable distribution, educational and marketing advice and advocacy to independent filmmakers looking to reach out to traditionally underserved audiences.
No Rights Taken
We achieve these goals without ever needing to own or exploit a filmmaker’s intellectual property rights, opening up a new landscape of distribution opportunities free of extraneous middlemen and unfair contract terms, and drawing heavily upon the promise of new media/digital distribution and the power of viral and social networking.
In today’s marketplace, the traditional avenues of distribution for independent and art house distribution have dramatically contracted, leaving thousands of filmmakers without a way to bring their films to market.
As a result, there is a dire need for a service-oriented agency to step in to educate and empower filmmakers to reach out to audiences directly, to network with each other and trade vital experiences and marketing assets, and to master the tools of emerging DIY and new media opportunities.
For All Filmmakers
By providing advising and advocacy, non-theatrical distribution, DIY theatricals, grassroots/community outreach, low-cost publicity and graphic design, and aggregation and marketing for digital platforms, THE FILM COLLABORATIVE re-establishes a crumbling link between independent filmmakers and audiences.
TFC's Orly Ravid on the need for transparency in the film industry.
TFC's Jeffrey Winter discusses successful crowdfunding and online marketing techniques from Ai Weiwei Never Sorry
TFC's Sheri Candler on developing the digital mindset needed by today's creatives.