Doc Edge Clinic #6: Delivery, Distribution and Exhibition

28 Sep 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm

University of Auckland, Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand Map

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Doc Clinic #6: Delivery, Distribution and Exhibition


Join us for Doc Clinic #6 on Saturday 28 September.

Doc Clinics are a great way to get more guidance, insight and knowledge through in-depth panel discussions with experienced film professionals. Doc Clinics are supported by the NZ Film Commission.

You've finished your shoot and you're just about to finish post-production, but finishing the film is only the first step in the process. A good producer knows that a good film is nothing without an audience. Doc Clinic #6 will show you how to find the right audience at the right time.

Topics for discussion will include:

-What are deliverables and what should you know in advance?

-How do you find a distributor, or do you self-distribute?

-Do you appoint a sales agent, and what's the difference between a sales agent and a distributor?

-What does a typical distribution agreement look like, and what are some key things to look out for
when negotiating a deal?

-Which territories will best be suited to your film and which festivals should you focus on and why?

-How is the world of Netflix and VOD changing distribution and would it be better for you to release online or theatrical?

-How does distribution strategy differ for documentary from fiction/drama?


Rouzie Hassanova, Development Executive, New Zealand Film Commission
Rouzie’s film industry experience includes roles in post-production, international film finance and distribution, production and drama development. In London she worked as Sales Manager for HanWay Films and as Vice President, International Licensing and Distribution for Mister Smith Entertainment. Most recently she has been a Drama Development producer for Great Southern TV. She has written and directed a number of award-winning shorts and her debut feature film Radiogram has screened at over fifteen international film festivals and won three awards. Rouzie's current role at the NZFC supports the development and production of long-form screen stories through providing script and project assessment and advising filmmakers on the best pathways for the successful development of their projects.

Phil Bremner, Owner & Managing Director, Vendetta Films
Phil is the owner and managing director of Vendetta Films and GDE distribution companies, Vendetta Productions and Academy Cinemas Auckland. As a veteran of the film and gaming industries in New Zealand, he has overseen hundreds of film releases, acquired multiple high-profile award-winning films, and executive produced local films including Born To Dance, The Butterfly Tree and Pecking Order.

Saturday, 28 September 2019 | 10.00am to 1.00pm
The University of Auckland, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road
Case Room 2, (260-057)

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