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INSTRUCTOR:

Sal Scamardo is vice president of distribution and marketing at FilmRise, an industry-leading film and television distribution company and streaming network. FilmRise content can be found in theaters, FilmRise proprietary channels and on many popular streaming platforms including Amazon, Netflix, The Roku Channel, HBO, Pluto, Apple and more. 

FilmRise has raised $112 million in capital to fund its aggressive acquisition strategy and has acquired over 20,000 titles in a wide range of genres — and the company is constantly adding to its extensive roster of releases.

Its diverse collection of movies includes Oscar® nominee MEMENTO, directed by Christopher Nolan; MONSTER, which won a Best Actress Academy Award® for Charlize Theron; the Oscar®-nominated THE ILLUSIONIST, starring Edward Norton; Best Picture Academy Award® winner SPOTLIGHT; and HBO’s Emmy Award®-winning GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this virtual seminar, Sal will consult and advise filmmakers on the following topics:

  • Determine which distributors are the best fit for your project

  • How to work with your distributor on preparing for your film's release

  • PR, marketing, promotion, audience and community building

  • Determining the right distribution model for your film (transactional VOD, ad supported VOD, theatrical, TV and cable)

 

Each participant will be assigned a dedicated time slot to discuss and receive feedback on their individual project. LIMITED TO 7 PARTICIPANTS. 

 

(Filmmakers are encouraged to provide film synopsis and/or trailers of their projects at least 2 hours prior to the conference. Content can be e-mailed to info@bigapplefilmfestival.com)

FILM DISTRIBUTION and SCREENWRITING SEMI

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