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“PROFITABLE DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS”


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With an independent movie market saturated with competition, producing a movie and finding a traditional distribution deal is increasingly challenging.


After failing to garner a traditional distribution deal for his first feature, Jason Brubaker figured out how to market and sell his movie online. Five years later he’s still cashing checks!  Brubaker demonstrates how to maximize movie profits without the middle-man! 

“WITH DVD and BLU-RAY SEEING RED, IS THE FUTURE NOW ULTRAVIOLET?”


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Annual DVD sales totaled 18 billion dollars just six years ago.  That number is now less than half.  Studios are seeking ways to jumpstart download-to-own to replace silver disks, but consumers are demanding content "anytime, anywhere on any device." Ultraviolet technology may be the answer that enables purchased movies and TV programing stored on the “cloud” with seamless availability to the owner's devices.  Will this be the answer?  


Chris Carey will laser focus on the technological, contractual and commercial issues impacting the future of cloud-based ownership of Hollywood product.

“HOW CAN SOFT MONEY “PRODUCTION INCENTIVES” BE USED TO HELP FINANCE YOUR BLOCKBUSTER?”


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Why are states from Alabama to Wyoming such successful movie-making destinations? The answer is: millions of dollars from state tax incentives!  But..how do you get your hands on that money?  How do you make these programs work for your film, television or commercial budget?


Shawn Gillespie from Entertainment Partners uncovers the key dom
estic and international hotspots that offer big money incentives and ways producers leverage them.  Don’t miss "tips for the unwary"...10 things you need to know when utilizing production incentives!