DOC BC and our partners are proud to bring you Think Outside the Box Office: The 2-Day Workshop for Filmmakers, taught by critically acclaimed filmmaker and author Jon Reiss. The weekend-long workshop introduces participants into the new world of hybrid distribution and marketing.
This event is presented in partnership with:
Join us in the National Film Board Screening Room for two full days of inspiring and empowering discussion.
|Please note, the start time has been changed to 10am on both days.|
I wrote Think Outside the Box Office (TOTBO) to be the step-by-step guide for filmmakers to distribute and market their films that I wished I had when I released my film BOMB IT. In writing the book, I drew not only on my experiences, but I interviewed countless other filmmakers, distributors, publicists, web programmers, festival programmers and marketing experts.
I have now started a series of TOTBO Workshops to bring these tools directly to filmmakers around the world. Like the book, these workshops are focused on nuts and bolts tools and strategies that you can apply directly to your films. – Jon Reiss
JUST ANNOUNCED: Ticketholders can submit their own project to be workshopped by Jon Reiss live at the event. Submissions must include a logline, a short synopsis and a link to a trailer and/or website if available. NOTE: Selected projects will receive ‘homework’ on the Saturday night. Submit your project to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Price of admission includes lunch.||Early Bird Price||Later registrants|
|DOC BC members||$99|
|DOC BC student members||$79|
TO REGISTER: Online registration is almost complete! If you have any questions about your eligibility for discounted rates, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
COMING FROM FAR AWAY? Book your accommodations at the Vancouver heritage landmark The Sylvia Hotel, one of our official sponsors. Take advantage of great off-season rates!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TOTBO:
“The workshop surpassed my expectations so much good info and I can’t wait to dive into the book! Jon clearly knows his stuff inside and out. I was blown away by the possibilities for creative transmedia for engaging with the core audience.” Stephen Aument, Filmmaker
“The workshop was full of useful information that every filmmaker should know and was presented in such a way that was both practical yet, inspirational. Through social media and other marketing tactics that Jon explained my film can have the presence I imagined for it!” Dena Ashbaugh, Filmmaker
“The workshop will give me tangible memory and supplementary info when going through the book, Think Outside the Box Office, during my upcoming distribution and marketing process. The information Jon provided frees me up to think more creatively about how to market and distribute it. So much great information- it was spilling out of my ears!” Adria Budd Johnson, Writer/Producer
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX OFFICE IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM OUR PRODUCTION SPONSORS:
1) Member discounts apply to paid 2011 DOC BC members, and to registered representatives of paid 2011 DOC BC sponsors. If you aren’t sure if you qualify, feel free to check with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Current students of major post-secondary institutions are eligible for the student rates; these include SFU, UBC, VFS, Langara, Capilano, Emily Carr, BCIT and the Art Institute. If you attend a different school, please email us at email@example.com to verify your student status. Students MUST produce valid student ID at the door or you will be charged the remainder of the non-student fee. Photocopies, Upasses, and expired student cards can not be accepted as proof of student status.