• Podcast - 2021

    The Movie Marketing & Distribution Podcast

    Welcome to our podcast series! Join our Head of Film - Alex Stolz - as he interviews industry experts in all areas of the film industry, and discusses the trends, tools and strategies that are shaping the entertainment ecosystem.

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    Tyler DiNapoli

    Tyler DiNapoli on the Marketing Funnel for Independent Film

    President of Marketing for Bleecker Street

    'TikTok is very much a top of funnel platform for us. As much as it has a social quality to it, it is also an entertainment destination in itself'

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    Bill Guentzler

    Bill Guentzler on Acquiring Films for Global Audiences

    Senior Director of Acquisitions, Gravitas Ventures

    ‘The industry is ever changing and you have to be open to those changes to continue to thrive’

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    David Kapur

    David Kapur on How to Grow GenZ Audiences for Film

    Founder/Director elevenfiftyfive

    ‘If you increase the awareness early enough in the life cycle then there is a youth audience for a breadth of film content’

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    Sanne Junker Pedersen

    Sanne Junker Pedersen:Bringing Filmmakers Closer to the Audience

    Head of Closer to the Audience at Danish Film Institute

    ‘The potential here is not just assuming that there is an audience, but actually knowing ... and also to be smart about how to connect with them’

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    Women Innovators in film

    WOMEN INNOVATORS IN FILM ✷ Live from Cannes 2022


    Kjersti Mo,

    Director of the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI)

    Teresa McGrane,

    Deputy Chief Executive at Screen Ireland

    Francesca Accinelli,

    VP Promotion, Communications & International Relations at Telefilm Canada.

    Annette Novak,

    CEO at Swedish Film Institute (SFI)

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    Mark Hirzberger-Taylor

    Mark Hirzberger-Taylor on Bringing Classic Films back to Cinemas

    CEO Park Circus Group

    ‘It's amazing and inspiring how, in spite of all the challenges, our industry continues to reinvent itself’

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    James Shapiro

    The Changing Face of US Distribution with James Emanuel Shapiro

    Executive Vice President, US Distribution at XYZ Films

    ‘Especially in the independent space, the most successful distributors are the ones that have a data-driven approach’

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    Alex Hamilton

    Studio Canal UK CEO Alex Hamilton on Evolving Release Patterns

    ‘We are becoming more platform agnostic ... but if a film is successful theatrically, it is likely to be successful throughout its subsequent life’

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    Moses Babatope

    Innovating Distribution in West Africa

    with Moses Babatope

    Co-founder/Deputy Managing Director, Filmhouse Group | Managing Director, FilmOne Entertainment

    'You'll never have a perfect product, but if you have a product with the key elements your audience responds to, then you need to aggressively pursue that.'

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    Avtar Panesar

    Avtar Panesar on launching Bollywood titles in a global market

    Vice President - Special Projects at YRF-Yash Raj Films

    ‘No company can claim to have a monopoly on their audience.’

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    Nick Savva

    Nick Savva on how to successfully launch content on VOD

    General Manager for Giant Pictures

    ‘What you're seeing is a lot more consumers adopting a lot more streaming platforms - and these are continuing to launch at a dizzying pace’

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    Lia Devlin

    Lia Devlin examines audience behaviour with Alex Stolz

    Managing Director of Altitude Film Distribution

    ‘I suspect on the day Squid Games drops on Netflix, it will really put a dent in cinema going on that day... So that's what we're up against, really all forms of entertainment including gaming!’

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    Kevin Goetz

    Kevin Goetz discusses how films are influenced by audiences and more

    CEO at Screen Engine/ASI

    ‘Do research early, do it at the capability stage, in order to understand what you have and how much you should spend - it gives you an early marketing roadmap’

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    Karol Martesko-Fenster

    The importance of building an audience base

    with Karol Martesko-Fenster

    Chief Operating Officer at ABRAMORAMA

    ‘I always tell filmmakers to create a website, talk about your film, have response forms where people can sign up for more information. You have to build the audience before, during and after making your film’

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    Delphine Lievens

    Indie films & the ‘traditional model’ ?

    with Delphine Lievens

    Head of Distribution at Bohemia Media

    ‘Pre-pandemic indie films were moving away from the traditional model but the pandemic has accelerated it so studios are using different streams as well’

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    Jakob Abrahamsson

    Discussing movie distribution

    with Jakob Abrahamsson

    Co owner and CEO of NonStop Entertainment and Bio & Bistro Capitol

    'There are few times in the history of the moving image when there has been more demand, more opportunity'

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    Jake Garriock

    ‘The huge threat to online film marketing ’

    a conversation with Jake Garriock

    Head of Distribution Strategy & Group Publicity at Curzon

    ‘Most people can’t measure a film’s success culturally’

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    Eve Gabereau

    For Getting that ‘cultural hype’

    a conversation with Eve Gabereau

    Chief Executive Officer at Modern Films

    ‘People still want to go to the cinema, but they don’t have the sense of urgency with films like they did with BOND - so how do you get that cultural hype?’

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