Promoting Your Indie Film or Documentary
Monday, March 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Promoting Your Indie Film or Doc Class
You have a great idea, you do the research, you get people to work for peanuts, and tap every line of money that you can think of in order to make your film or documentary. Now what? How do you get your film or doc seen? Not just by family and friends, but by large audiences and deal makers?
This class is designed as a step-by-step guide to promoting indie films and documentaries and includes:
- Understanding Film & Doc Genres and Industry Expectations
- What Does Length Have To Do With It?
- Shorts & Television
- Feature Length Indie Films
- Setting Goals
- Understanding Film Festivals
- Selecting the Best Festivals for Promoting Your Film & Building Your Reputation
- Shorts, Trailers, and Reels - How To Get the Right Kind of Attention
- Understanding Distribution
- Using the Internet to Promote Your Work
- Building a Fan Base
- Alternative Markets
- Monetize Your Film or Doc
- Reviews & How To Get Them
- Courting the Media
- Film Maker & Brand Management
- Using Your Indie or Doc To Court Television & Film Companies
- Using Your Indie or Doc to Generate Money for Your next Project
Classes are small and include one-on-one time to discuss your work.
The Promoting Your Indie Film or Documentary is a single session three hour class.
If you have questions about any of our classes or want to pay be credit card over the phone as opposed to through eventbrite and paypal, please call: 1-212-203-0363
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Hi, My name is Alexandrea Merrell and I am the founder of Orndee Omnimedia. Orndee Omnimedia is a public relations and brand management firm here in NYC, specializing in “unique” personalities, particularly in entertainment, politics, in the arts, and authors and small publishing houses.
We decided to launch Success School, of which this class is a part, simply because so many people who wanted to be published authors or who were already self publishing, or who wanted to break into entertainment or politics, contacted us about helping to launch their career. Many of these people however didn’t have the financial resources to hire a full service firm and were frankly not far enough along for a public relations firm to be a really effective expenditure, even if they did have the financial means to do so.
Over and over, what we found was that people had great concepts, great stories, great points of view, great voices, or great presence, but they didn’t understand the industry and so they were getting frustrated and either quitting or were falling victim to scams OR were using their limited budgets in all the wrong ways and not getting a good return on their investment, not getting themselves, or their art or books out to the public in an effective way and simply not getting the publicity that they expected.
Now you might wonder why a PR firm is telling you how to get your foot in the door and handle your own branding and publicity. If you understand how the industry works, you can make more effective choices. And when you make those effective choices and become financially successful, you can hire a firm like Orndee Omnimedia to expand your brand through television appearances, speaking events, radio, print media, openings, film and television adaptations, product launches, etc and that is my motivation.
We are passionate about unique, provocative people; I am excited about changes in technology that allow more and more people to share their information, their vision, their talents, and their imagination. I know that by sharing this information with you, you can start building success. And when you do that, when you reach the level where you need help in promotion on a national and international level, I believe that you will come back to Orndee.