Decoding the World of Film and Television Markets

So, you’ve got a great idea for a film, television series or documentary. You’ve written or shot a pilot. You’ve got a great web-based series that you’ve been producing in your basement. You’re wondering how the changing marketplace is going to affect your long running business. You’ve just, finally, after several years, finished a project. WHAT DO YOU DO NOW? How do you get people to produce it, distribute it, buy it – or just see it? There are many markets out there MIPTV, MIPCOM, Hot Docs TDF, BANFF, LA TV FEST, Reel Screen, Natpe, Sunny Side of the Doc, History Makers: International Summit of History and Current Affairs to name a few. How do you decode the acronyms and make sense of where you best fit and where it makes the most sense to spend your limited budget to get your film, project or idea seen or heard? DOC BC is presenting the panel of experts to help guide you through the market maze. Discussions will include: What markets are good for what type of programs; how to apply for funds from programs like BC Film’s “Passport to Markets”; or NSI’s (National Screen Institute) marketing program; what other support is available to help you take your project as far as it can go. Audience participation, questions and discussions are encouraged.

PANELISTS LYNN BOOTH Executive Producer / President, MAKE BELIEVE MEDIA Inc.
Lynn Booth has been making documentaries and television programming since 1994. She has attended MIPTV, MIPCOM, Hot Docs TDF, BANFF, LA TV FEST, Reel Screen, Natpe and market events specializing in the Arts (London) and History (Rome) programming. Aside from many producing credits, she co-directed C.D. HOY: PORTRAITS FROM THE FRONTIER, directed BUMP AND GRIND (2004) and PARIS STORIES: THE WRITING OF MAVIS GALLANT (2006:Bravo). She is the creator and executive producer of the series VERY BAD MEN (2007); TRUE PULP MURDER (2008) ; and MAKE OR BREAK TV (2008). Currently she is in production on a new true crime series, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, and is producing her first natural history documentary, WHEN GIANTS WEEP for the CBC and DRG (UK), and Executive Producing several other projects. She is pleased to be launching two indie feature documentaries, THIS WRESTLING LIFE (director Stephen Gillis) and NO FUN CITY (filmmakers Melissa James and Kate Kroll) which is premiering at DOXA on May 10, 2010.

GABRIELA SCHONBACH Vice President and Executive Producer at Omni Film Productions.
As one of four managing partners, Gabriela is involved in all aspects of drama and factual development, production and distribution at Omni. She has attended MIPTV, MIPCOM, BANFF, Reel Screen and many other markets.

CHRISTINE LARSEN Business Analyst at British Columbia Film.
Christine Larsen processes and coordinates applications to British Columbia Film’s direct funding programs and to the Tax Credit Program. Christine has worked in the film industry since 1999 in a variety of positions including accounting, production coordinating and locations. In 2006, Christine worked at the Greater Victoria Film Commission and was responsible for marketing, development and adminstration. Prior to working in film, Christine managed a branch office of a US investment firm. She studied at UVIC from 1990-1994 and completed a certificate in Entertainment Administration at UBC in 2007

AYNSLEY VOGEL Head of Creative – Factual, Paperny Films
Aynsley Vogel is the Head of Creative Development for all unscripted projects for Paperny Films. In her decade with the company she has attended (and continues to attend) many markets including Hot Docs, MIP, Banff, RealScreen as well as History and Science Congresses.

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