Randy and Ben talk with Marsha Levine, owner of A-List Entertainment, a LA-based product placement agency. Definitely helpful to know how product placement (and clearance for brands) happens, even for indie films!
Randy and Ben have a jam-packed discussion with Marc Smolowitz, award winning Bay Area producer/director. He rouses us with inspirational messages to young producers! He wows us with his tech background and the inevitable return to his passion! Don’t miss even the tiniest bit of it!
Randy goes solo to the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival to find out more about the documentarian lifestyle and some of the interesting community of folks who make the festival happen!
Randy speaks with Doug Pray, director of the film “Levitated Mass”, as well as Erica Ginsberg, executive director of Docs In Progress about improving your pitch, and finally Papagena Robbins from Concordia University about the role of experimental and archival documentary films in our society!
Ben and Randy talk briefly on the wildly popular first Producer Foundry meetup in San Francisco before turning to talk to Pras Chaudhuri, digital marketing and monetization strategist for Reliance Entertainment, as your hosts seek to discover how current or emerging filmmakers can identify and target their audience, even before they have a film!
Also, look for special film festival coverage coming soon from both the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival from last month, and the imminent Sonoma International Film Festival! Randy is going to be talking with anyone he can stick a mic in their face!
Randy and Ben introduce Film Insight, and then have a conversation with Daniel Riviera, an “entertainment transactional attorney” based in San Francisco, about the gotchas that indie producers run into when seeking distribution for their film.