Luckily for indie filmmakers, we’re in the middle of a paradigm shift in the way films are distributed and there are literally hundreds of ways for you to get your film out there. What are they? How are different distribution deals structured? Discover the ins and outs with this panel.
Spencer joined The Sanctuary Group in 1999 and was appointed Head of Audiovisual business in November 2003. He joined Liberation Entertainment as Managing Director of the newly formed UK and International office in April 2006, before launching Kaleidoscope in November 2008. Career successes include the launch on DVD of the Dino DeLaurentiis catalogue in the UK, encompassing such films as Dune, Blue Velvet, Halloween 2 & 3, The Bounty, Conan The Destroyer and Firestarter. Other DVD successes include Rush In Rio, The Who – The Kids Are Alright, Iron Maiden – Rock In Rio, T.Rex/Marc Bolan – Born To Boogie, Rush R30, Ian Wright – It Shouldn’t Happen To A Footballer and Ricky Hatton- A Life Story along with financing and worldwide sales and distribution of the animated series, Wolverine & The X-Men and the multi territory acquisition of the Classic Animated Marvel catalogue. At Kaleidoscope titles such as Michael Flatley Returns As Lord Of The Dance, One Life, A Lonely Place To Die, Winter In Wartime, One Night In Turin, From The Ashes, Apocalypse – The Second World War, Tracker and Colin (the 45 Zombie Movie) have firmly established them as a leading independent all rights’ distributor and this year’s theatrical releases of Khumba 3D (Liam Neeson, Catherine Tate, Richard E Grant) and Motorbiking documentary “Road” have established them as the fastest growing distributor in the UK at this time.
Business Affairs Manager, BSkyB
In her role at Sky, Helen is part of a team responsible for handling business affairs surrounding Sky’s investment in original British content across Sky channels this includes helping bringing to air Sky Atlantic celebrated strand of documentary films including new films by award-winning filmmakers Nick Broomfield, Errol Morris and Joshua Oppenheimer. A trained lawyer, previously Helen was at the BBC and EMI.
Martin Myers is the fourth Generation of his family to enter movie business, coming from a cinema family, film is in his blood. Like his late father before him, his handshake is his bond. Great Grandfather and Grandfather owned cinemas across London. Martin followed his father into distribution at an early age, working in his Fathers office in Wardour Street during school holidays.
Throughout his career, Martin has worked all over the world with companies including 20th Century, Paramount Universal, MGM, UIP (United International Pictures). An accomplished professional with broad experience of the film and video business in both corporate and independent sectors. Martin has substantial experience of taking a product from concept/script to completion with sales and marketing expertise.
In 1999, following the acquisition of First Independent films by HTV (in turn by United News and Media) Martin set up Miracle Communications focusing on the distribution and sales of films. His work involves consultancy for a number of major production and distribution companies. Work as distributor includes: Dirty Dancing, Misery, City Slickers, Dumb and Dumber, Buster, Young Guns,
Anna is CEO and co-founder of Dogwoof. Anna has steered the company to become a global leading brand in the feature-length theatrical documentary arena, both as UK distributor and international sales agent. Anna is from Barcelona.
Simon’s experience in independent film distribution comes primarily from his time at distributors and production companies such as Peccadillo Pictures and Troma Entertainment. He has also dabbled in curating and writing for the likes of London Short Film Festival and Playgirl, Attitude and Disorder magazines. He has recently made short films, music videos and a feature film, which he produced and sold to multiple territories.