Distribution U. looks like a wonderful event for independent filmmakers who are trying to figure out the best way to take advantage of the changing distribution landscape. This will be a one-day crash course on the New Rules of Crowd Funding, Audience Building & Distribution and is being held Saturday, November 13th in New York at NYU and the following Saturday, November 20th in Los Angeles, where it is co-sponsored by UCLA’s School of Film, Theater, and Television. Scott Kirsner and Peter Broderick are collaborating on this event (talk about a good imprimatur) and they have assembled an impressive roster people, for example, Richard Abramowitz (who organized the successful theatrical rollout of “Anvil: the Story of Anvil”) and Marc Schiller (the digital marketing expert who heads Electric Artists) will present a case study revealing how they guided the release and marketing of “Exit through the Gift Shop” so effectively, without a director to promote it. In addition, Joel Heller (“Winnebago Man”), Caitlin Boyle (Film Sprout), Ira Deutchman (producer and Emerging Pictures CEO), and many more luminaries will be there, check it out!
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