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Dear Filmmakers & Collaborators:

Below we announce our very first workshop!

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Whether you are a filmmaker in script stage or in post production, this half day workshop will guide you in the steps you should be taking now in the lead up to your film premiere and negotiating for distribution. Topics covered will include:
  • identifying the niche audience for your film
  • researching and using online tools and grassroots marketing to reach them
  • researching and applying to the best festivals for your filmmaking goals
  • distribution fundamentals in today's market by splitting rights and accessing digital outlets
WHERE: Kleverdog Creative, 418 Bamboo Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PT)

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up today! (members: $20, non-members: $50)

Brought to you by The Film Collaborative, a non profit organization dedicated to providing a full range of affordable distribution, educational and marketing advice and advocacy to independent filmmakers. We have worked with projects from micro budget to mid range budget independent films, both narrative and documentary, Oscar recognized to niche audiences films.

The paperback edition of our book of independent film case studies, co-authored with Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler, Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul, will also be available for purchase for $10.

News you may have missed…

Last time, we looked at how to use Pinterest to market your film. Randy Finch, instructor at University of Central Florida Film School, is looking at how to use this red hot social media site as part of your film

An explanation by Filmmaker Magazine on how the JOBS Act will affect film financing

MovieScope Magazine looks at how European films are finding an audience while skipping the cinema screen