Sell Your Movie Before It’s Made
Anybody can make a movie, but can you sell your movie? This is a rare opportunity to meet a person who can help you sell your movie. In this class, you’ll learn how the movie selling process works. You’ll understand how all of the different roles fit together like distributors, sales agents, producer’s reps, acquisitions, aggregators, film festivals, and film markets like AFM.
This workshop will cover general strategies for marketing and selling your film such as prioritizing release windows (domestic, foreign, DVD, VOD, etc.), self-distribution, hiring sales agents, festival premieres, four-walling, foreign pre-sales and more. By understanding how the process works, you will understand how various strategies affect your future income streams. Don’t make a movie until you know how to sell it when you’re done.
Get all of your questions answered! A large portion of the class will be dedicated to answering questions from the audience.
Who should attend: Producers and anyone who wants to make and sell a movie.
Requirements: Something to take notes
By the end of this Workshop, you will know:
- How movies are valued and sold.
- How to put together a realistic strategy to sell your movie for the highest price possible.
- How to utilize foreign pre-sales to help put your budget together.
About the Instructor: Pejman Partiyeli, founder and President of +Entertainment, handles the day-to-day operations as well as overseeing all aspects of development, marketing and distribution. Pejman has also been an instructor at the Los Angeles Film School where he initiated the course Motion Picture Marketing and Distribution. Pejman actively participates in industry panels and seminars and has been the featured speaker of “Recent Trends in Motion Picture Marketing & Distribution” presented by Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP’s Entertainment and Media Practices.