I’ve got two upcoming speaking engagements to promote. If you live in/near Boston, I recommend stopping by the Filmmakers Collaborative “Making Media Now” conference, where I’ll be speaking. There’s a lot of great speakers and panels, check here for the schedule. Here’s the description of my panel:
Panel: “Reframing Distribution: Times are a Changin’”
Back in the day (like four years ago) the film distribution model was easy to understand: find a distributor, and sell cable and foreign rights. Now we live in a Balkanized world with many more options, and risks. There are many alluring new ways of finding an audience, and the filmmaker has more control than ever, if only the clutter doesn’t get in the way. In this panel we will explore where we are headed, and how we can best take advantage of the new opportunities that are definitely out there.
Moderator: Garen Daly
Panelists: Anthony Kaufman, Brian Newman, Paola Freccero
Go to Speaker Bios
The next day, I’m back in NYC for the Vimeo Festival and Awards. There are a lot of great sessions, but I’m really looking forward to mine: “The Art of Getting Paid:”
“Yes, you create because you love doing it, but imagine loving doing it while being compensated appropriately—or even handsomely. Learn where the money is and how to get to it in this insightful look at the financial side of filmmaking through the eyes of fundraising expert and all-round maverick Brian Newman.”
They called me a maverick, I think I just speak my mind. I’ll be joined by a special guest TBA, and you can get a clue as to what I’ll be speaking about in my recent post about disruption.
I highly recommend checking out the schedules of both conferences as linked above, because the other panels and talks are what I’m looking forward to (oh, and the Vimeo Awards really, really, rock).