Your film is complete, you’ve had a great premier, and you’re in deep negotiations with a distributor, so what’s the problem? Perhaps it’s that you’ve stretched your budget as thin as possible to make it this far and now you’re learning that no deal will be complete without a long list of deliverables. These deliverables add a significant expense to a production’s budget, and those expenses are intensified if proper attention hasn’t been paid from the early stages. Deliverables Today will dissect a standard delivery sheet for an independent film to a distributor, looking at what items a distributor requires and why. We will examine some of the often-overlooked elements that filmmakers should be thinking about throughout production that will help down the line when a deal is in place.
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Senior Producer, Light Iron
A New Jersey native and graduate of NYU, Emily was drawn to Los Angeles to explore the vibrant world of both filmmaking and music. Her ability to connect with both creative and technical talent has led to a successful career in post production.
At Light Iron, Emily provides clients with solutions to simplify the post process and realize their creative vision. From constructing workflows using OUTPOST on-set data labs to overseeing the digital intermediate process and deliverables, she ensures best-in-class services for commercials (Skechers, Calvin Klein), music videos (“Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake), and major motion pictures (Ender’s Game, 42). Emily has found a particular niche in guiding indie filmmakers through all stages of post. Clients such as Short Term 12, Afternoon Delight, and C.O.G. have gone on to receive honors at the Sundance and SXSW film festivals.