Workshop Seeks to Demystify the Film Distribution Process

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Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:51 -- Nick Dager

Goldcrest Post and CinePointe Advisors will unravel the process of preparing films for distribution in a special two-night workshop aimed at feature film and documentary producers and others responsible for budgeting and supervising films as they make their way through post-production. Sessions will offer insight into the legal, technical and physical aspects of film delivery, covering topics as wide-ranging as how to negotiate delivery terms to the intricacies of OTT delivery specs. Workshop leaders will include CinePointe Advisors business and financial affairs advisor Stacey Smith, Goldcrest Films head of production Gretchen McGowan and Goldcrest Post managing director Domenic Rom.

The sessions both evenings will take place between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

The October 22 sessions is called Delivery Overview and Legal/Document Delivery

What exactly does it mean to deliver a film? Delivery is the crucial, final step needed to ready a film for distribution and get paid. And yet it is often an afterthought in production budgets and workflows. Smith will review delivery terminology, break down an actual delivery schedule, explain how to negotiate the terms of delivery to distributors to save time and money, and provide guidance in avoiding common pitfalls in legal and document delivery.

The October 29 session is called Physical and Technical Delivery

The role of the producer is becoming increasingly complex due to the near constant introduction of new camera workflows and complex OTT delivery specs. The professionals from Goldcrest Post will draw back the curtain on the magic of sound and picture post-production. They will demystify the process through hands-on demonstrations and offer tips on how to deliver your project on time and on budget.

Tickets for the two-night event are $175. Seating is limited. Producers are strongly advised to attend both sessions, but a limited number of seats may be available each night for $99 each. New York Woman in Film & Television members will receive a 10 percent discount.

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