Mentors - Distribution: Stephen Stanley (Ketchup Ent)
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.
Head of Acquisitions & Distribution
Stephen Stanley is an award-winning producer, filmmaker, and executive who’s been working in the upper echelons of the film industry for nearly a decade. Currently he is Head of Acquisitions and Di...Show the rest
Stephen Stanley is an award-winning producer, filmmaker, and executive who’s been working in the upper echelons of the film industry for nearly a decade. Currently he is Head of Acquisitions and Distribution for Ketchup Entertainment. At Ketchup, Stephen spearheaded the launch of the investment fund's distribution division and has overseen the acquisition and release of Ketchup’s initial slate of over twenty-five films, including the Paul Walker Action thriller Vehicle 19, the Pierce Brosnan/Emma Thompson starrer The Love Punch, the Ketchup-backstopped Toronto hit Big Game (starring Samuel L. Jackson), and the critically acclaimed Royal Night Out (starring Bel Powley and Rupert Everett). Prior to joining Ketchup, Stephen was a key member of Gersh's Finance and Distribution division, where he worked closely with top writers, directors, producers and actors to help structure financial deals on independent films, package projects, navigate the festival circuit, and sell films for distribution.
In addition to his work on the finance and distribution side of the business, Stephen is an award winning filmmaker and producer in his own right. His films have played in over two dozen festivals across North America, including the 2015 documentary This Is Not A Club and the just completed horror/thriller BeDeviled.Hide the rest