Business of Film: Int'l Distribution & Sales
You have just wrapped your small budget film, and you are ready to show it to the world but where do you start? What exactly do you need to know about the international film industry to distribute and make deals for your film? With laws and regulations changing by country, how will you know what is acceptable for your film in another country? And how do you go about making deals for international distribution?
Prior to founding Visit Films, Ryan spent a number of years in International Distribution at Focus Features. With Visit Films, he has been responsible for the worldwide sales and development of a number of important American independent and international films that have premiered in festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto from filmmakers as diverse as Harmonie Korine, Werner Herzog, the Duplass Brothers, Valérie Donzelli, Joe Swanberg and David Robert Mitchell.
Ryan speaks on numerous panels each year and has served on a number of film festival juries while logging over 200,000 air miles flown annually. He is as an avid soccer enthusiast and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
Film Acquisition and Worldwide Sales are my key areas: 14 years experience initiating, negotiating, and closing deals on hundreds of Feature films and Documentaries both on acquisitions and sales/licensing.