FILM DISTRIBUTION WORKSHOP - Berkeley, CA
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! May 5th & 6th, 2018
YOU'VE GOT A FILM, but WILL ANYONE SEE IT, let alone PAY FOR IT?
HOW DO YOU REACH YOUR AUDIENCE? HOW DO YOU CREATE THE MOST POSSIBLE REVENUE?
You might think with all of the new digital platforms out there now, it’s easier to get your project distributed.
Actually, it’s just gotten more complicated. The good news is, there is a lot of opportunity to reach your audience and to keep more revenue.
But you have to understand the new system and make the right choices for you and your project.
This content-packed workshop will give you not only a comprehensive overview of all of those choices, but will also give you concrete steps to paving a path of success.
No matter what length, genre or stage of production, implementing the content of this workshop will be a game-changer for you.
And we've now added an optional DAY TWO where you can get individualized attention in formulating your exact distribution strategy and step-by-step implementation plan!
HOW TO SELL YOUR FILM 101 (Day 1)
MAY 5th (9 to 5 at UC Berkeley's J-School)
(only 10 seats available)
Learn where distribution stands today for every genre and budget of film, how to find your audience and maximize your sales. DAY 1 lays the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding of film distribution, empowering you to seek out deals from an educated and confident place, helping you to decide when to go DIY, and when to create a Hybrid Distribution Plan. You’ll understand who the players in the industry are, how to negotiate deal points, how to access your paying audience, and what steps you can take to sell your film today.
HOW TO SELL YOUR FILM 102 (Day 2)
MAY 6th (9 to 5 at UC Berkeley's J-School)
(limited to 8 projects)
Day 2 focuses deeply on YOUR project’s path. Anna will work with you to forge a CUSTOMIZED STRATEGY that will monetize your project from now until many years into the future. No matter where you are in the distribution process, we'll help you plan to make the best of your opportunities (even with an OLD film!). You’ll be formulating a long-term strategy for your film’s release that will leave you with peace of mind and a precise plan to follow.
This workshop is an important investment in the success of your project, no matter if you're in development, production, or distribution.
SPACE IS LIMITED. Reserve your place now! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
DAY 1 = $325
DAY 2 = $395
DAY 1&2 PACKAGE = $575 (You save $125)
"I found both days useful with heaps of information. I feel much more confident about getting my work out to distribution. On Day 2, I found the other presentations and the varied experiences of the participants really interesting. You covered the range from me (just starting out in terms of distribution) to those who had been out, with varied results. Lessons to be learned from each one. Keep doing it! - Ord Morgan
"The workshop met my expectations big time. I have been extremely lonely in this project, and to have a peer group where I didn’t have to explain background and just get to the point, was EXTREMELY enlivening and beneficial. And to be in a room with other low budget documentary lovers/makers - priceless. Because, come on… large budget documentarians have their staffs and structures that we don’t have. I just cherished every moment and loved hearing about other people’s processes."
- Ellen Snortland, "Beauty Bites Beast"
Please Note: This workshop will be taught by Anna Darrah alone. Jilann Spitzmiller isn't able to teach this time, but we'll be back together for the next one! (We'll let you know when, possibly next fall.)
film distribution strategy.
Days 1 & 2