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Film Distribution Series Part 4: Self Distribution - Exploring Alternate Distribution

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401


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With Akua Boyenne, Esq.

Only a small percentage of independent films obtain U.S. theatrical distribution.  However, with today’s technology, self-distribution is more accessible than ever to filmmakers.  Various tools are available to promote and sell your film directly to audiences.  Self-distribution channels include: platform theatrical releases, DVD distribution, VOD distribution, and television licensing deals. In this introductory workshop, we will examine the various methods and platforms of self-distribution and how to leverage these deals to increase revenues.  We will also look at how to negotiate a DVD distribution agreement.

This workshop is Part 4 of a four-part series on film distribution. Registration for all four workshops is encouraged but not required.

Akua Boyenne, Esq. is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Tufts University and extensive programs at UCLA Entertainment Law Studies. She is admitted to practice in California, New York and New Jersey, is a member of the American Bar Association (Entertainment Law Section), the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Entertainment and Intellectual Property Section), Film Independent, Inc. and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.

This workshop was made possible, in part, by support provided by the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the California Community Foundation.



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