Our special guest is leading distribution strategist Peter Broderick (wrote "Film" chapter for Be The Media). Peter consults with filmmakers and media companies to develop strategies to maximize distribution, audiences, and revenues. He was previously President of Next Wave Films, which helped launch the careers of many filmmakers. Peter also established Next Wave Films' Agenda 2000, the world's first initiative devoted to financing digital features. Even the NY Times wrote an article about Peter.
Make sure you read Peter's manifesto, The Ten Principles of Hybrid Distribution.Guests include Joel Bakan, author and associate producer of "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power," and Kat Dodds, who was director of communications and producer of the film's web project. This film is currently the highest grossing documentary in Canada’s history.
We'll be joined by NY Times columnist Scott James, aka author Kemble Scott, whose novel SoMa (2007) was the first book launched using videos on YouTube. His second novel The Sower (2009) was the first ebook novel sold by social publishing giant Scribd.com.
We'll also be joined by Donald Goldmacher, producer of the film "Heist: The Looting of the American Dream."
Today's show is perfect for filmmakers, authors, musicians, and anyone trying to get their message out using non-traditional means!
• In the Old World of distribution, filmmakers would give up the rights to their work in North America for 25 years
• In this brave New World of hybrid distribution, Peter Broderick explains how filmmakers can hold onto their rights and split them up among various partners. Everyone wins!
• We will learn how NY Times columnist Scott James (aka author Kemble Scott) galvanized grassroots publicity by being the first author to use YouTube to spread the word about his novel.
• We will learn how Joel Bakan and Kat Dodds used grassroots publicity to promote their film “The Corporation,” the highest grossing documentary in Canada’s history.
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Here's a clip from The Corporation.
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