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Richmond – Symposium on Film Marketing, Distribution & Finance – May 6 & 7 – Fee

Get answers!

·  What are the best ways to raise money for your film?

·  How can you cultivate an audience for your film before preproduction?

·  What are your options for distribution?

·  Can you… and should you “do it yourself?”

The Virginia Film Office, the VPA and sponsors listed below are bringing together leading film industry experts to help filmmakers like you discover the most effective ways to finance, distribute and market their films.


Where: WCVE Studios, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2017

How Much: Registration – $150*

($50 discount for Veterans or members of VPA, WIFV, TIVA, SAG-AFTRA)

*Includes lunch both days and a networking reception Saturday evening


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Speakers & Panelists:

Jon Reiss founded Hybrid Cinema in 2010 to help filmmakers, film companies navigate the ever-changing world of film distribution and marketing. Since then he has worked with hundreds of filmmakers and the IFP, the Sundance Institute, Screen Australia, Film Independent, Creative Scotland, IDA, Film Independent, Creative Visions and numerous others. He wrote Think Outside the Box Office and co-wrote Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul. Named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety, Jon has also directed music videos for Nine Inch Nails, The Black Crowes, Danzig and Slayer.

Kirk T. Schroder is a world-renowned and widely respected entertainment and arts law attorney. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for the field of entertainment law and is currently rated an “AV Preeminent” lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for lawyers.
Erik Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Premiere Digital Services and its independent distribution branch, Quiver. Prior to founding PDS & Quiver, Erik led the operations team that built out Apple’s iTunes Video Store, the world’s largest and most profitable online digital movie store. Quiver helps filmmakers distribute to worldwide audiences via video on demand retailers like iTunes, Google Play, and Netflix.
Bill Reeves is the founder of the WTA Group and has extensive experience in faith-based entertainment since 1988. He aided in distribution support for recording artists such as Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. At Big Idea Productions, Bill led retail product licensing and distribution for the successful VeggieTales® brand. As VP of Marketing for Propeller Consulting, he participated in the marketing launches of faith-based films such as FireproofCourageous and Soul Surfer. In 2009, Bill launched The WTA Group, where he has led the marketing campaigns for such films as 90 Minutes in HeavenThe Ultimate Life, and God’s Not Dead and his agency has steered the release of Heaven is for Real and War Room.


Possible Speakers (unconfirmed):

Orly Ravid, President, The Film Collaborative

Scott Glosserman, President, Gathr

Emily Best, President, Seed & Spark

Bob Elder, President, Collide Media Group

Ted Adams, Producer, “Tri”

Sara Elizabeth Timmins, Producer, “Coming Through the Rye”, “Wish You Well”

Jesse Vaughn, Producer/director, “The Last Punch”




Thanks the Sponsors & Producers of this event

• Schroder & Davis, LLC

• Belltower Pictures

• LifeJourney Films

• Quiver Digital


• Anne Chapman Casting