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Doc U: Distributing Your Doc, Part 1 Theatrical Distributors & The Big Picture
Posted: 18 April 2014 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Monday, April 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm Discussion & Audience Q&A
Reception to Follow

611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The rapidly shifting landscape for theatrical distribution takes center stage in this month’s International Documentary Association’s Doc U, the first in a two-part series on “Distributing Your Doc.” The panel will cover a wide range of theatrical distributors, from the new players in the field to the more traditional companies, who continue to make their presence felt. This “deep dive” into theatrical distribution will explore in depth which theatrical models are being used, what kinds of documentaries distributors are looking for, how are deals being structured, and the ways distributors and filmmakers are working together with exhibitors to draw in audiences.

With the recent explosion of different viewing platforms, Doc U turns its attention to the fundamental question: “What is the place of theatrical exhibition in a documentary’s overall distribution plan?”

Join us for a curtain-raising primer on theatrical distribution. Confirmed panelists include: Moderator Alexandra Johnes (Producer, The Square, Mea Maxima Culpa, The House I Live In), Peter Goldwyn, Senior Vice President, Samuel Goldwyn Films; James Shapiro, Chief Operating Officer, Drafthouse Films; Michael Kananack, Head of International Acquisitions, Gathr Films, and filmmaker Brenna Sanchez, director/producer (with Tom Putnam) of Burn.

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