Thursday: Business of Video Production Conference at DV Expo
Join us at DV Expo on Thursday for a free block of events centered around the Business of Video Production.
With an independent movie market saturated with competition, producing a movie and finding a traditional distribution deal is increasingly challenging. Filmmaker Jason Brubaker figured out how to successfully market and sell his movies online, and in his easy-to-follow, step-by-step presentation, Brubaker will show independent filmmakers how to maximize movie profits without the middle man.
Kate Sullivan, Poptent's marketing director, shares tips for success from the most successful creative commercial videographers in their 50,000 member community, including:
• Getting the clients you want, from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies
• Differentiating yourself from your competition
• Showcasing your work
• DIY tools for promoting your video business
Plenty of seminars teach the “tools” of video and how to use them—from the DSLR to the RED and everything in between. However, what seems to be lacking in many workshops is teaching the fundamentals of sound business practices of video production. Gail Mooney will provide tips to keep you from making business mistakes that could put you out of business before you even get started. Topics covered include video production and your role in the process, copyright registration of the “collaborative” project, licensing your work, and estimating a project and managing it.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles celebrates emerging talent in the film community, featuring local and international content. Monthly events offer an eclectic lineup of films, across a variety of genres and subject matters, and include filmmaker Q&As after each program. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles executive director Larry Laboe will lead a discussion on the importance of community and conversation in independent filmmaking: how to find "your people," work with the filmmaking community and get your projects out to audiences.
Register now for DV Expo to get access to these events and much more!