2013 DOC NYC in Focus: Doc-A-Thon Day 4 – Reach Your Audience

temp doc nyc coverDoc-A-Thon wraps up on DOC NYC‘s closing day, next Thursday, November 21. Catch these essential panels at the IFC Center to help you connect with your audiences:

Reach Your Audience Panel Descriptions:

Branded-Content1Meet the Distributors:

Theatrical release is the ultimate dream for many filmmakers. With fierce competition for theater screens, what’s needed to make a doc work theatrically? Distribution representatives including Benjamin Crossley-Marra (Zeitgeist), Dana O’Keefe (PDA), Arianna Bocco (Sundance Selects/IFC Films), and Matt Cowal (Magnolia Pictures) discuss lessons from recent releases. Moderated by Thom Powers.

cropseytv_500How to Maximize Digital Distribution:

Where does your film fit on digital platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, YouTube, SnagFilms, SundanceNOW and others? Specialists with experience in digital platforms including Debra Fisher (Cinedigm), Susanne Mei (SundanceNOW), Jeremy Boxer (Vimeo), and film producer Josh Zeman (CROPSEY) discuss this growing marketplace. Moderated by Thom Powers.

BrooklynCastle-580x300Leveraging Your Press:

How do you use press to your best advantage through the many stages of a film’s life: festivals, theatrical, TV and digital distribution? This case study of the film BROOKLYN CASTLE explores how to keep a film fresh in the press with filmmaker Katie Dellamaggiore, publicist Adam Segal, POV’s Director of Digital Initiatives Adnaan Wasey, and moderator Judith Helfand.

Powers-e1381372258631Making the Most of Festivals:

Festivals can be used to find distribution, get press, build grassroots support and make connections. How can you get the most out them? Panelists include Thom Powers (Toronto International Film Festival), Basil Tsiokos (DOC NYC), publicist Susan Norget, and others. Moderated by Thom Powers.

Why You Should Attend:
Your doc can have the most compelling subject and feature the best filmmaking possible, but if you can’t find a way to get it in front of viewers, your job’s not done. Take a crash course in traditional and digital distribution, and learn about the key roles publicity and festivals play in your doc’s life in today’s panels.

More Info:
To purchase tickets, follow the links from the panel pages by clicking on the individual titles above, or consider purchasing a DOC NYC Insider Pass, which grants access to all weekday films, panels, and events up through 5pm.

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