VIRTUAL INDUSTRY NETWORKING
November 14-18, 2022
BAFF provides filmmakers, producers, showrunners and screenwriters with mentorship and direct access to agents, managers, producers, directors, professional screenwriters, distributors, streaming networks, casting directors, sales agents, and more!
AGENTS AND MANAGERS
Networking Labs and Conferences
Filmmakers and screenwriters currently seeking representation will have the opportunity to share information on their projects, as well as receive advice, strategies and feedback on how to acquire an agent or manager, pitching your project, writing effective query letters, and targeting the right agent or manager for your film or screenplay. Participating agents and managers have included reps from: William Morris Endeavor, The Gersh Agency, A3 Artists Agency, Anonymous Content and many more...
Professional Mentorship and Networking
Learn, interact and share information on your project with experienced screenwriters, who have written for film, streaming series and TV. Participants will received valuable feedback, career advice, and strategies for advancing their script to the next stage. Participants will also hear how these writers started their careers, how they acquired their first agent or manager, and ultimately how they sold or optioned their first screenplay. Participating writers have included Academy Award nominees, Emmy and WGA nominees, as well as writers who have developed projects for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal, Dreamworks, CBS, ABC, 20th Century Fox and many more...
PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
(FEATURE FILMS AND CREATING A SERIES)
Producers, Directors, Development Executives
Share information on your project, and interact with experienced producers on the process of creating, developing and producing a successful film or series. Learn the role of the producers and showrunners, from the development stage through casting, financing, production, post production, marketing, film festivals and distribution. Participants have developed projects for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal, Dreamworks, CBS, ABC, 20th Century Fox and many more...
DISTRIBUTION (FILMS AND EPISODIC)
Distribution Summit (Streaming, TV, Theatrical)
You have completed your feature, short or streaming series, but not sure the best way to get it out to the world? These networking conferences and labs will provide insight from established distributors on what specifically a distributor can do for your film or series, how to identify the right distribution model for your project, which distributors would be the best fit for you, how various distribution models and distribution companies differ from one another and how to market and pitch your project to distributors using outlets such as film festivals, film markets, sales agents, and social media. Participants have included distribution executives from Netflix, Amazon Studios, HBO, Magnolia Pictures, Sony Pictures/Affirm Films, Codeblack Films, FilmRise and many more...