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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Nick Camacho on Building a Distribution Brand

"It's all about the connection with our audience"

Nick Camacho, Director of marketing at Oscilloscope Laboratories
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Roxanne Avent Taylor on Building Audiences from the Ground Up

"Studios work form the top down whereas we build audiences from the bottom up"

Roxanne Avent Taylor, Co-founder of Hidden Empire Film Group
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Niels Alberg: bringing audience insight into movie development

The industry has been trying to force data into creativity, but we need to turn that around ... and force creativity into data

Niels Alberg, CEO and co-founder of PUBLIKUM.io
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Tyler DiNapoli on the Marketing Funnel for Independent Film

'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'

Tyler DiNapoli, President of Marketing for Bleecker Street

Bill Guentzler on Acquiring Films for Global Audiences

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

Bill Guentzler, Senior Director of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures

David Kapur on How to Grow GenZ Audiences for Film

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

David Kapur, Founder/Director elevenfiftyfive

Sanne Junker Pedersen: Bringing Filmmakers Closer to the Audience

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

Sanne Junker Pedersen - Head of Closer to the Audience at Danish FIlm Institute

Women Innovators in Film

✷ Live from Cannes 2022

 

Featuring

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)

Mark-Hirzberger-Taylor on Bringing Classic Films Back to Cinemas

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

Mark-Hirzberger-Taylor - CEO Park Circus Group

The Changing Face of U.S Distribution with James Shapiro

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

James Shapiro - Executive Vice President, US Distribution at XYZ Films

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’

Alex Hamilton, Studio Canal UK CEO

Innovating Distribution in West Africa with Moses Babatope

‘'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.'’

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

Avtar Panesar on launching Bollywood titles to a global market

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

Avtar Panesar, Vice President - Special Projects at YRF-Yash Raj Films

Nick Savva on how to successfully launch content on VOD

"‘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’"

Nick Savva, General Manager for Giant Pictures

Lia Devlin examines audience behaviour with Alex Stolz

"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!’’

Lia Devlin, Managing Director of Altitude Film Distribution

Kevin Goetz discusses how films are influenced by audiences and more

"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’’

Kevin Goetz, CEO at Screen Engine/ASI

The importance of building an audience base with Karol Martesko-Fenster

"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’’

Karol Martesko-Fenster, Chief Operating Officer at ABRAMORAMA

Indie films & the ‘traditional model’ ? with Delphine Lievens

"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’’’

Delphine Lievens, Head of Distribution at Bohemia Media

Discussing movie distribution with Jakob Abrahamsson

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

Jakob Abrahamsson, Co owner and CEO of NonStop Entertainment and Bio & Bistro Capitol

‘The huge threat to online film marketing ’ a conversation with Jake Garriock

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

Jake Garriock, Head of Distribution Strategy & Group Publicity at Curzon

Getting that ‘cultural hype’, a conversation with Eve Gabereau

"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?"

Eve Gabereau, Chief Executive Officer at Modern Films