The Final Step OR How to Market and Distribute Your Film
90 Minute Running Time
7pm Tues March 4th
A conversation on how to navigate the festival and distribution world.
represents authors, actors, writers, directors, producers, production companies, studios and other entities in a wide variety of matters related to all facets in the development, production and distribution of motion pictures, television programs, new-media productions and other creative content.
Mr. Fleming has worked on and closed some of the past decade’s biggest deals, such as the sale of DreamWorks SKG to Paramount Pictures and the subsequent sale of the DreamWorks library to Dune/Soros. Mr. Fleming was named a 2013 “Up Next” Dealmaker by Variety, and in 2011 was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers of Southern California. He is a member of the syllabus committee of the USC Law School Entertainment Symposium and the USCLA Entertainment Symposium, and serves on the planning committee for the annual Bet Tzedek Justice Ball.
Partner, TalkingFlix Head of Content at Crossway Media Solutions. Veteran film studio executive and entertainment strategist Ellen Pittleman launched media consulting and production company Hybrid Entertainment in June 2008 after various roles in her 10+ years with Paramount Pictures. Hybrid clients have included the NZ Film Commission, Japanese Sega Corporation’s animation division Marza, Italian producer Rainbow’s Winx Club and worldwide distribution strategies for narrative feature releases of Flying Lessons, A Good Funeral and Sundance World Documentary Competition title An African Election. Hybrid continues to forge new distribution models for emerging production companies and producers.
As Paramount Pictures International Senior Vice President, International Co-Productions and Worldwide Acquisitions, Pittleman began the studio’s expansion in to international co-production of local language theatrical films. Working closely with Paramount’s local managing directors to identify and produce theatrical films that could access territorial subsidies and incentives while collaborating with major television broadcasters in each territory to create those films that would appeal to domestic audiences, these films recouped solely from their local distribution. International production of features she managed included countries as diverse as Brazil, China and Australia to western European territories like the UK, France and Germany.
Kino Lorber. Hertzberg has worked in film sales for the past five years, with distributors including Kino Lorber, IFC Films, Film Desk, Cinema Conservancy, and Factory 25. Prior to this, Hertzberg spent two years as the main Programmer for the Chicago International Film Festival.