Mentors - Publicity and Marketing: Morgan Ressa (Brigade Marketing)
Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Publicity, and marketing can make or break a film. Come get some hands on information about the modern role of PR, and how marketing impacts filmmakers and their films today.
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.
Morgan Ressa is Senior Director of Publicity at Brigade Marketing where she heads the firm’s Los Angeles team. Specializing in publicity strategy and campaign management for film, Morgan works dire...Show the rest
Morgan Ressa is Senior Director of Publicity at Brigade Marketing where she heads the firm’s Los Angeles team. Specializing in publicity strategy and campaign management for film, Morgan works directly with filmmakers and producers to debut their films on the festival circuit and leads national publicity campaigns for theatrical releases. More recent projects include Sean Baker’s Independent Spirit Award winning “Tangerine” (Magnolia), the 2015 Sundance Audience Award Winner “James White” (The Film Arcade), Patrick Brice’s sex comedy “The Overnight” (The Orchard), Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's 2014 Cannes breakout, “The Tribe” (Drafthouse Films), and Ana Lily Amirpour's Gotham Award winning vampire slasher “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (Vice Films). Among other projects, Morgan is currently working on the release of the Independent Spirit Award winner, “Krisha” which had its debut at SXSW '15 winning the Grand Jury Award and Audience Award (A24) and Andrew Neel’s acclaimed Sundance debut, “Goat” (MTV). Morgan works often with filmmakers and auteurs such as Mark & Jay Duplass, Ira Sachs, Rose McGowan and Slash. Prior to joining Brigade, Morgan was at PMK*BNC in both their NY and LA publicity offices, at Lionsgate as part of the team that developed the television network Epix, and at MTV as part of the Live Events Department ushering in such events as the 2003 VMAs. Morgan received her B.A. in English Literature from James Madison University.Hide the rest