THE DISTRIBUTION CLINIC AT SUNDANCE
The New World of Distribution is coming to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Distribution strategist Peter Broderick, producers Cora Olson and Jennifer Dubin of Present Pictures (GOOD DICK, Sundance ’08) and producer Mark Stolaroff (head of No Budget Film School) are organizing the first ever, intensive Distribution Clinic at Sundance. We're teaming up with other pioneering filmmakers and distribution experts to improvise strategies for your projects.
This nuts-and-bolts workshop will enable you to design customized distribution strategies to:
• Harness social media to launch your projects
• Reach core audiences directly
• Maximize revenue from multiple distribution avenues
• Build a fan base to support current and future projects
Come prepared to pitch your project, describe your core audiences, and leave conventional wisdom at the door!
Following the Clinic, join participants for drinks and networking nearby.
The Distribution Clinic will be held Monday, January 25th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Shadow Ridge Resort Hotel (50 Shadow Ridge Road, near the Park City Mountain Resort, 435-649-4300).
Sign up now to guarantee a seat. Space is limited.
A leading distribution strategist, Peter Broderick consults with filmmakers and media companies to develop strategies to maximize distribution, audiences, and revenues. He was previously President of Next Wave Films, which helped launch the careers of Christopher Nolan and other exceptionally talented filmmakers. Peter also established Next Wave Films’ Agenda 2000, the world’s first entity devoted to financing digital features. A key player in the growth of the ultra-low budget feature movement, Broderick became one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking. Now focused on the revolution in film distribution, Broderick has given keynotes and presentations in Cannes, Berlin, London, Sydney, and Tel Aviv. With cutting-edge journalist Scott Kirsner, Peter designed and presented Distribution U., a one-day crash course on the new rules of marketing and distribution in Los Angeles. Check out his seminal reports, “Welcome to the New World of Distribution” and “Declaration of Independence” and sign up for his distribution bulletins at peterbroderick.com. Broderick was recently featured in a New York Times article.
Mark Stolaroff is an LA-based independent producer and the founder of No Budget Film School, a unique series of classes specifically designed for the no-budget filmmaker. Stolaroff began his filmmaking career working at Roger Corman's Concorde/New Horizons, rising up the production ranks on several low-budget features and eventually production managing the Academy-winning short film, "My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples in New York." Stolaroff next became a principal at Broderick's Next Wave Films, where he oversaw the post-production of each of Next Wave's finishing funds' selections, and the production and post of each of the films it produced under its Agenda 2000 banner. Since Next Wave, Stolaroff has produced two no-budget features with award-winning writer/director Henry Barrial ("Some Body," Sundance 2001): the festival hit "True Love" and "Pig," which is currently in post production. A passionate supporter of micro-budget filmmaking, Stolaroff has been invited to speak on the subject across the country and around the world, and has written or co-written articles for Filmmaker, Film Arts Magazine, and Scientific American. Stolaroff was formerly a financial analyst in investment banking with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and graduated from the University of Texas' prestigious Business Honors Program.
Jennifer Dubin Cora Olson
Present Pictures is a Los Angeles-based production & distribution company formed by Jennifer Dubin and Cora Olson in 2006. Dubin and Olson’s first feature film, THE BABYSITTERS, was written and directed by David Ross, stars John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon and Katherine Waterston and premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival where it sold to Peace Arch Entertainment. The film was released theatrically in May 2008 and is now available on DVD, and currently running on Showtime Networks. Their most recent film, GOOD DICK, was written and directed by Marianna Palka and stars an eclectic, up-and-coming cast that includes Palka, Jason Ritter, Mark Webber, Martin Starr, Eric Edelstein and Tom Arnold. The film premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Skillset New Director Award at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Together with the filmmakers, Olson and Dubin distributed GOOD DICK in the US, releasing the movie in seven cities theatrically and across all other platforms including VOD, DVD, Digital (iTunes, Amazon) and College Campus Screenings. Their work on this project has become a model for other indie filmmakers looking to do self-releases, and has been written about in Variety. Olson & Dubin have been panelists at the 2008 IFP Filmmaker Conference, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 LA Film Festival, and spoke at the invitation-only 2009 Sundance Creative Producing Summit last summer. In addition to packaging several feature film and new media projects, Present Pictures is currently planning a May 2010 release of writer/director Jac Schaeffer’s sci-fi romantic comedy TiMER, which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Olson and Dubin are also the founding partners of Festival Indies, a cooperative that books quality independent films on the College Circuit.