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An Introduction to Film Distribution and Film Marketing

An insight into the business of connecting film releases with their audiences

Date: 24 March 2015, 10:00 - , 15:30

The Film Distributors' Association presents a one day seminar on potential career opportunities in Film Distribution in the UK.

Schools, career advisors, etc are invited to reserve places at this seminar taking place on Tuesday 24th March at the Cineworld Cinema, Haymarket in London's West End

To reserve places for students and course leaders please email:

Seminar Schedule:
10.00am - Registration

10.15am - Introduction by Mark Batey, CEO of Film Distributors’ Association 

10.20am - Introduction to the idea of the “film business” by Charles Grant, Film Commentator. What Does Success Look Like?

10.30am - International Sales and Acquisitions – an overview of how independent distributors acquire the films they release

10.45am - An Overview of Film Distribution – presented by the Chief Executive of a leading UK independent distributor

11.15am - Series of case studies looking at particular releases over the last 18 months or so 

12.15pm - An Overview of a film marketing campaign – presented by the Marketing Director from a leading international studio

12.45pm - Break

13.30pm - An overview of a film publicity campaign –presented by the Publicity Director of a leading UK distributor

13.50pm - Other elements of the marketing campaign:Promotions, Screenings, Digital Strategies

14.20pm - Case studies looking at recent releases

15.00pm - Discussion of the kinds of roles available

15.20pm - Questions and wrap-up

15.30pm - Finish


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Film Distributors' Association : Cineworld Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL

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