Accelerating Your Digital Strategy: Finding A Digital Partner
Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Elizabeth Sheldon, COO of Bond, is moderating a panel on digital distribution. Come meet Jonathan Marlow from Fandor, Sebastian from MUBI, Jonathan Katz from Hulu and Jack Hanly from FilmBuff to learn about all of your options as a filmmaker. Topics include how films are evaluated, how to manage your digital strategy and integrate a digital window in an all-rights release, understanding exclusive vs. non-exclusive, working with an aggregator and the implications of pan global deals or proceeding with international partners territory by territory.
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As Senior Vice President of Kino Lorber, Elizabeth is responsible for acquisitions and business development at one of the leading US independent film distribution companies in North America. Elizab...Show the rest
As Senior Vice President of Kino Lorber, Elizabeth is responsible for acquisitions and business development at one of the leading US independent film distribution companies in North America. Elizabeth oversees film acquisitions across numerous labels, including Kino Lorber and Alive Mind Cinema and her acquisition strategy is based on a collaborative approach with filmmakers to develop and execute individually tailored all rights releases that incorporate festival, theatrical, on-demand community screenings, educational outreach, broadcast licenses followed by a digital and DVD release.
Upcoming releases include The Kidnapping of Michelle Houellebecq, Goodbye Gauley Mountain and Steak Revolution. Prior acquisitions include the Oscar nominated and Sundance winner 5 Broken Cameras, Armadillo and El Bulli.
Prior to Elizabeth’s tenure at Kino Lorber, she was Vice President at Lorber HT Digital where she launched the Alive Mind Cinema label. She is the recipient of numerous grants for film development and distribution from the Carnegie Corporation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is recognized as one of the '50 Most Powerful People' in the documentary world and is a frequent industry panelist and guest speaker at colleges and universities.
Elizabeth spends her spare time as a competitive master rower. She also serves as a board member for the Trace Foundation.Hide the rest
Jonathan Marlow is an incessant curator, composer, cinematographer and intermittent film producer and filmmaker with a handful of award-winning films to his credit. Prior to his role as founder and...Show the rest
Jonathan Marlow is an incessant curator, composer, cinematographer and intermittent film producer and filmmaker with a handful of award-winning films to his credit. Prior to his role as founder and Chief Content Officer of Fandor, Marlow was [or continues-to-be] affiliated with numerous film festivals (including Telluride, Seattle International, Crossroads and Camera Obscura), film institutions (Northwest Film Forum, San Francisco Cinematheque, the Flaherty Film Seminar et alia) and technology-centric film distribution companies (notably Amazon, VUDU and others). In addition to Marlow’s articles and interviews for Keyframe and other online and print publications, he is known to host occasional screenings throughout the world showcasing remarkable films that are generally unavailable elsewhere.Hide the rest