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The World is Watching: An Int'l Sales Workshop

#sxsw #Worldwatch

Films are finding success abroad today - how do you make your film viable abroad, find the right distributor and capitalize on other markets? With the varied distribution and sales landscapes today, where should you start when looking for information on the international market?What are the tricks that can help your film stand out? What should your online strategy be?

Join Andy Whittaker from Dogwoof, leading UK film distributor for social issue films and documentaries, Annie Roney from worldwide distributor RoCo Films and Nick Batzias from Madman, Australia's leading theatrical distribution company as they discuss the ins and outs of the international film market, and share real-world experiences.


MODERATOR Andy Whittaker CEO dogwoof

Founder of Dogwoof, the leading Film Distributor for Documentary films in Europe.
Films include Restrepo, Food inc, Gasland, Age of Stupid, Dreams of a Life and Girl Model.
I'm Number 86 in The Guardian's Top 100 People in Film list, just behind Roger Ebert.

@Dogwoof is looking for great Documentary films for acquisition.

Also looking for Technology partners to build out our Film + Interactive capability.

Nick Batzias Licensing & Business Affairs Madman Entertainment

Annie Roney Founder & Managing Dir Ro*Co Films International LLC

Annie Roney is the founder of ro*co films international with 20 years of experience in the international distribution of feature documentaries. In addition to international distribution, ro*co opened a North American educational distribution division in 2009 - ro*co films educational, and has partnered with OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network to create a Documentary Film Club under the banner of ro*co productions. Recently, ro*co productions partnered with 1492 Pictures to develop documentaries into feature films, this first of which will be Crime After Crime.

Since founding ro*co films in 2000, ro*co has represented an award-winning collection of docs including ten Oscar-nominated feature documentaries. Some titles include Born Into Brothels, Jesus Camp, The English Surgeon, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Gunner Palace, The Weather Underground, Promises, Street Fight, No End in Sight, The Devil Came on Horseback and Hell & Back Again.

ro*co’s credo of service and accountability to filmmakers has helped establish ro*co films, and its collection of films, as one of the most highly respected companies among buyers, commissioning editors and producers worldwide.

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