Treat Your Film as A Business
Festival Lounge • Saturday Oct. 6 • 12pm
Registration is Required (20 guests max.)
You can succeed in Hollywood without an agent, manager, or fancy friends. The secret? Treating yourself and your filmmaking as a start-up business. It’s not enough to write a great script or make a great movie. You need to tell the industry who you are and what you’re about with consistent branding, marketing, content creation and conversation. And you need to create and audience for your work. By applying start-up business principles to your filmmaking career, you can forge a path where you have agency, autonomy, eyeballs, and are creating work that you’re passionate about without waiting for gatekeepers to “pick you.” This panel will teach you to define WHO YOU ARE AS A FILMMAKER, what you offer that no one else does, strategic NETWORKING, how to PITCH people you meet in a way that makes them want to see you again, how to build a consistent SOCIAL PRESENCE with continual CONTENT CREATION (release 1000 small things before you launch your big thing) MAPPING your 10 YR VISION and committing to ACTION STEPS that are going to get you there.