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Established filmmakers will often tell you that writing, directing and producing a film is merely ten percent of the equation. The remaining 90% of a filmmakers effort is finding their independent film distribution.

This two-day masterclass is lead by writer/director Simon Hunter and distributor and marketing expert Jonathan Sadler. Together they form an invincible team with over fifty films produced and distributed between them. They worked together on Simon’s award-winning film Edie starring Sheila Hancock.

The weekend is an overview of film distribution. It’s a class that takes you from movie idea through to distribution. You will be presented with an easy-to-understand step-by-step strategic process that will allow you to maximise the distribution and revenue from your independent film.

Day one: Designing your film for the market
1. Roadmap – Designing a film for cinema distribution in the modern world
2. Genres to avoid and topics to go for
3. The importance of talent
4. Reverse budgeting – budgets designed to make a return
5. Edie case study – case study of a UK Drama that opened at over 100 screens –
6. Sales agents
7. finding a distributor

Day 2 – Distributing films in the UK in the 21st century
1. Overview film Distribution in the UK
2. What we look for? What distractors want
3. Marketing
4. Picking cinemas
5. Theatrical distribution plans
6. Marketing budgets and publicity
7. DVD? Digital downloads, Terrestrial TV sales
8. Netflix and packaged sales
9. Profits and loss – what you might expect to earn or not….

Networking lunch from 1 – 2pm both days.

Who should attend:
This information packed masterclass is designed for filmmakers, screenwriters and directors who have completed or are about to embark on a feature film project. It is also a useful course for anyone considering an investment in a film.

If you are wondering how to get your project distributed and seen, and if you wish to get your hard work monetised, then this class is a must.

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What you need

Equipment: A note book to write on and snacks!

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Did you know?

In the Stephen King novella for The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman's Red is described as a white Irishman. The script sees Red sarcastically quip, "Maybe its cause I'm Irish" as a nod to the change.

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10a Craven Street, Londra, Regno Unito

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