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Sundance: Distrib Doctors are in Session

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 21, 2010 at 6:31AM

At this year's Sundance, as changes in the distribution marketplace continue to dog indie filmmakers, two back-to-back panels aim to help filmmakers figure out how to make the best of their crazy-quilt options. Already, three Sundance selections will debut on YouTube before they screen at the festival.
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At this year's Sundance, as changes in the distribution marketplace continue to dog indie filmmakers, two back-to-back panels aim to help filmmakers figure out how to make the best of their crazy-quilt options. Already, three Sundance selections will debut on YouTube before they screen at the festival.

On Monday at Prospector Square at 2:30 pm, The Doctors are in the House! panel offers rotating groups of filmmakers and strategists to explore case studies and help attendees to apply them to their own projects.

Then at Shadow Ridge at 5:30 pm, hybrid distribution guru Peter Broderick mounts an intensive nut-and-bolts Distribution Clinic to help filmmakers create customized distribution strategies. At the workshop, Broderick will outline the latest distrib models, along with producers Cora Olson and Jennifer Dubin of Present Pictures (Good Dick) and producer Mark Stolaroff, founder of No Budget Film School. They will team up with other filmmakers and experts to improvise solutions for filmmakers in the audience. (Sign up here.)

Broderick promises to show filmmakers how to:

* Harness social media
* Reach core audiences directly
* Maximize revenue from multiple distribution avenues
* Build a fan base to support current and future work


This article is related to: Festivals, Sundance


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.