Film Distribution Panel In Park City, UT Offers Insights From Industry Experts On January 24, 2012 Helping bring to light the best practices in the ever changing market of the film distribution, film industry experts take part in an insightful Film Distribution Panel happening in Park City, UT on January 24, 2012. Park City, Utah (I- Newswire) January 23, 2012 - Coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, a dozen film industry experts offer their insights in a three part panel discussion addressing the challenges faced with Film Distribution. Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the three panels will address many of the burning questions filmmakers and anyone involved in media may have, when it comes to marketing and distributing a film. The Film Distribution Panel will be in the Silver King Hotel located at 1485 Empire Avenue, Park City, UT and will start at 10:00am through 5:30pm (MT) "It's a great opportunity for anyone that's in Park City for Sundance or Slamdance to be able to learn about Film Distribution from industry experts and understand what are the options they can take to successfully secure distribution", explains Allen Chou, President of Passion River Films. Hosted by Passion River Films, each panel discussion aims to provide attendees with critical advice on how to effectively secure distribution for a film despite the obstacles confronted in today's market. Panelists include experts ranging from film distribution strategists to leading experts in film acquisitions. Many independent filmmakers face a common challenge of marketing and distributing their film to a hungry audience. As a result, thousands of titles each year from all around the world end up being tucked away without having gain enough traction with its viewers. "We are excited to be able to put together this panel of experts to benefit the film community attending the festivals. In fact, over fourteen Academy Award nominations and wins are among of the Film Distribution expert panelists." continued Chou. Panel One titled, "Documentary Distribution: What Are the Best Opportunities Available for Your Film?" details the best options to implement in today's fast paced market. Attendees can find answers to questions such as, the pros and cons of new digital outlets as well as how niche films can find profitable audiences. Panelists include Peter Broderick, a leading distribution strategist; Christina Rogers, Head of Sales and Market Development for the National Film Board of Canada; Mat Levy, Manager of Sales and Acquisitions at Passion River Films; Andrew Mer, Vice President of Content Partnerships for SnagFilms and Anna Darrah, Director of Acquisitions for the Spiritual Cinema Circle. Panel Two titled, "Using Social Media to Supercharge Your Film's Distribution Plan", offers an interactive panel workshop to showcase how social media can improve a film's existing marketing campaign. It aims to explain Revenue Opportunities for a film as well as how filmmakers can develop their new influential and authoritative status in the social media sphere. Panelists include industry experts Allen Chou, President of Passion River Films and Diana Iles Parker, Documentary Film Producer, Publicist and. Panel Three titled, "Didn't Get Into Sundance? Learn How to Go Beyond Big Name Festivals to Secure Distribution", aims to educate attendees on how they can implement a "Plan B" and still have a BIG hit despite not being accepted into Sundance. Topics include answers to why films can still be highly successful without any major festival exposure, Building a fan base with every festival appearance and how can a publicist or social media campaign help. Panelists include Brian Newman, Mat Levy, Manager of Sales and Acquisitions at Passion River Films; Josh Levin, President and CEO of Gallant Films, LLC, Mike Grice, an acquisitions expert and Michael Tuckman of mTuckman media. Seats are limited for this exclusive one- day event. Those interested in tickets to attend any one or all three panel discussions can visit http:// filmdistributionpanel.eventbrite.com/ for more details or call (732) 321-0711. Tickets are $20 and All Day Pass is available for $50.
Additional Resources About Passion River Films: Since 1998, Passion River Films has been dedicated to discovering, acquiring, and distributing exciting independent films. With a diverse catalog of over 300+ films, many titles were broadcast on channels such as: HBO, Showtime, Discovery, MTV, Logo, PBS, Sundance, and The Documentary Channel. Their catalog includes filmmakers and movies that have been in every major film festival in the world, along with receiving numerous awards or nominations including: Emmy, Indie Spirit, and even Academy Award wins! Passion River has placed films into notable retailers such as: Netflix, Blockbuster, Hastings, Borders Books, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Whole Foods, Walmart, and many more. Company Contact Information: Passion River Films Allen Chou 416 Main St., 2nd Floor, Metuchen, NJ 08840 Phone: 732-321-0711 Published in: Art & Entertainment Tags: utah slamdance sundance Park City independent films film distribution panel Published on: January 23, 2012 Original Source: Film Distribution Panel In Park City, UT Offers Insights From Industry Experts On January 24, 2012