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Sunday, October 21 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
What You Need To Know About Film Distribution in 2019 | Panel

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Distribution is one of the most mysterious topics for independent filmmakers. Come hear from some experts about how to go about finding a good distribution partner and what you need to do during pre-production and post production to make sure that your film is ready for distribution. We'll discuss deliverables, global opportunities, how to make sure that you partner with the best distributor or sales agent for your film and what to expect in 2019 from the ever-changing distribution landscape. From theatrical to foreign sales, to global VOD, find out how you can connect to the broadest possible audience for your film.”

Panelists:

Linda Nelson— Linda Nelson began her career as an international investment banker, IT executive an entertainment real estate developer. After meeting Michael Madison, she pivoted into the movie business finally realizing her artistic potential. As an Executive Producer on NSYNC, she quickly realized that she was interested in being more "hands on" and was the DP for her next film, SHIFTED. As a Producer on DELIVERED she was finally able to gain experience in all aspects of the financing, development, production and distribution phases of moviemaking.

Christian Meoli,CEO of Arena Cinelounge — Arena Cinelounge is a 4+ year-old art-house cinema exhibits 2-5 new films every week in the heart of Hollywood. Witha dedicated team of indie-film enthusiasts, we work with established distributors such as IFC, EOne, Magnet, Indie Rights, Level 33, Breaking Glass, XLRator Media, Devolver, Corinth, FilmCollaborative, Film Movement, Tribeca Film, Varience, Zeitgeist, Submarine Deluxe, First RunFeatures and independent filmmakers.

Glen Reynolds— Glen grew up in London and then Austin, TX. He studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC before receiving an English Degree from NYU and a Law Degree from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin. With 21 years in the indie film biz, he has produced 20 films and sold over 500 films. He founded Circus Road in 2006 and Media Circus in 2016. He is the father of Charlotte and Zoe.

Geoff Ryan — Geoff Ryan is a critical acclaimed and award-winning film director. His feature film FRAY released theatrically to rave reviews with the LA Times saying, "Superior... packs a punch" and has been ranked as one of the top 15 films on Amazon's "War & Military" movies and #2 under “Indie Arthouse” in the UK. His music videos and television commercials have aired on broadcast both nationally and across the globe for clients such as Macy's and Lord & Taylor.
Recently, Ryan has been worked in the emerging medium of social live videos as creative director on projects for numerous Netflix shows, PopSugar, and many more. He is also currently in post-production on his next feature film, Blood From Stone.


Sunday October 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hotel Figueroa Tangier