The Distribution Experience
THE DISTRIBUTION EXPERIENCE
Meet - Learn - Engage
Sunday December 9th 2019 5-8 PM
Learn from Sydney Levine & Peter Belsito, as they share wisdom on strategy, monetization, the International Film Circuit, your career & distribution.
Meet & Engage with Distributors & Independent Sales Reps.
- Iced Tea, Water & Nosh provided. Optional $1 cocktail w/ Hooch.co app
- Receive a U.S. Film Distributors A-Z Report ($59 value)
- All distributors attending will receive registration info with your project info
- Anyone with a project from pitch phase to finished is welcome.
SPACE IS LIMITED - ONLY 75 TICKETS AVAILABLE
Your receipt will have a form link to fill in your project details.
A private event at The White Horse Lounge - Pasadena CA
"New Media Film Festival Makes the cutting edge accessible"-Huffington Post
2018- TMT Media Award for Excellence in Visual Storytelling Events
Sydney Levine - has been in the international film business since 1975. In 1977, 20th Century Fox International hired her as the first woman in international distribution. She has also worked in shorts acquisitions and international distribution from 1978 to 1980, before moving to international feature film acquisitions for U.S. distribution until 1988. From 1988 to 2008 her own company, FilmFinders, tracked rights for film buyers of all indie feature films worldwide. In 2008 she sold her company and database to IMDb, an Amazon company.
She continues working with the Cannes Film Festival's Industry Workshop and the Short Corner, often giving the opening presentation, with the Kisakes Short Film Festival in Istanbul and other film markets and festivals around the world, presenting workshops and presentations about the international film circuit and emerging filmmakers’ career strategies. In January she will chair The Women’s Film Conference at the Dhaka Film Festival In Bangladesh.
Peter Belsito - was a founding member of Newsreel, a radical anti war student filmmaking collective. He was a founding member of the Independent Feature Project (IFP) in New York City in 1981 and opened the IFP office in Los Angeles (now FIlmIndependent). He was a founding member of the Chicano Cinema Coalition.
He worked in publishing for ten years for Charles T. Munger, Vice Chairman of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway, and assisted Sydney Levine in founding FilmFinders in 1988 as a blue chip film acquisitions tracking and consulting firm. He came on board full time in 1995 as a FilmFinders partner, Executive VP. Fourteen years after Ms. Levine's successful launch of FilmFinders, He has a profound sense of seeking just compensation for filmmakers and their works.