Mentors - Distribution: Orly Ravid (Film Collaborative)
Sunday, March 13
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Meet with industry professionals who can give advice and answer questions about distribution, distribution options, and more for your films.
This Mentor Session requires advance online sign up and is available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Online sign ups will open in February.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Founder CoExec Dir(TFC) Attorney(MSK)
The Film Collaborative/Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Orly Ravid has a 15-year career in film including acquisitions, sales, film festival programming, theatrical and festival distribution, and business affairs. An entertainment attorney at Mitchell S...Show the rest
Orly Ravid has a 15-year career in film including acquisitions, sales, film festival programming, theatrical and festival distribution, and business affairs. An entertainment attorney at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp and the founder of non-profit The Film Collaborative (TFC), Orly advises filmmakers about film and television deals, licensing, splitting rights, and production and distribution overall. Orly advised and contributed to Sundance's Artist Services / Transparency Project and has spoken about distribution on panels and conferences at film schools and festivals including Sundance, UCLA, USC, IDFA, and Cannes. She has written numerous articles about distribution, some of which have debuted on Indiewire and Ted Hope’s blog "Hope For Film" before appearing on TFC’s website. Orly is committed to helping artistically and intellectually rigorous and important films reach their respective audiences via a financial model that is sustainable for filmmakers. Called a “big picture” thinker, Orly founded TFC in response to a dominant and overarching structure that favors middlemen, not filmmakers. She is passionate about protecting filmmakers’ rights and revenues as much as she is about good film. Orly also co-authored the distribution case study book series :Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul."
Previously Orly was a Programming Associate for documentaries at Sundance and a programming consultant at Palm Springs International and MEIFF. Other past affiliations include Senator Entertainment (VP Acquisitions and Distribution); Wolfe Releasing (Director: Acquisitions, Theatrical, Non-Theatrical/Festivals, Business Affairs and Digital Distribution); Ravid Film Consulting (Distribution and Marketing for filmmakers and distributors); Maxmedia (Development); and Outfest (Board of Directors and Associate Programmer). Orly was born in Israel, raised in Manhattan and now lives in Los Angeles.Hide the rest