Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions: Deborah McIntosh (WME Entertainment)
Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Learn about the nuts and bolts of the all-important packaging, marketing and selling of your film. Who you are selling to? How do you land that buyer? Who picks up the tab? Find out here.
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.
WME Global agent Deborah McIntosh has helped structure the financing and arrange North American distribution for some of the most successful independent films of the past year. As part of her work ...Show the rest
WME Global agent Deborah McIntosh has helped structure the financing and arrange North American distribution for some of the most successful independent films of the past year. As part of her work in WME, she develops financing packages for production companies and secures theatrical distribution to international and domestic markets.
McIntosh recently closed financing for Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” the feature adaptation of his Sundance-winning short. Jason Reitman (“Up In The Air”), Jason Blum (“The Purge”) and Bold Films are all on board to produce. McIntosh also assisted with the financing of Nic Refn's’ “Drive” , Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton's upcoming film "Life Itself", and Jeff Baena's directorial debut "Life After Beth" starring Dane Dehaan, Aubrey Plaza, and John C Reilly.
McIntosh was part of the team that sold “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which went on to earn four Academy Award nominations. McIntosh was also involved in the sale of “The Way, Way Back” from Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, one of the biggest sales in Sundance history. At the Toronto Film Festival this year, she was part of the team that sold Denis Villaneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal's independent feature "Enemy" to A24. She continues to represent and work closely with Alamo Drafthouse to develop their Drafthouse Films distribution arm.