Motion Picture Distribution Assistant

Motion Picture Distribution Assistant

Seeking a smart, ambitious, energetic self-starter that would like to learn about independent film distribution. In the mid 1980’s a stalwart group of film-makers produced a Martial Arts/Western here in Colorado. The film was released theatrically in 1985 titled Manchurian Avenger. Subsequently, I licensed the film in 20+ foreign territories and sold video tape distribution rights to Thorne/EMI/HBO home video. Those licenses have since expired and we recently digitized the picture in High Def for digital re-distribution in domestic and foreign territories. The Martial Arts/Western genre doesn’t date. I am seeking someone to do the following:

  1. Read existing contracts to assure their fulfillment is complete and intact. You will learn the terms and particulars of motion picture licensing agreements.
  2. Create a web marketing presence for the title to include: Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. Incorporate existing production stills, talent backgrounders, past press releases and a trailer of the picture. etc.
  3. Work to create and distribute new press releases regarding the re-release of the picture.
  4. Analyze an existing list of companies that currently represent this genre in domestic and foreign markets and cull this list for the best prospects to approach with a representation proposal. I expect to have representation in-place prior to the American Film Market which runs November 6-13 of this year in Santa Monica, CA.
  5. Catalog and assemble the deliverables required to fulfill said contracts. We have the digitized picture, trailer, one-sheet, productions stills, press books, etc.
  6. We also own literary and theatrical rights to an historical fiction book and will be seeking production and distribution alliances for a 12 part series suitable for: PBS, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon etc. based on the book.

I will be available to advise and assist in all aspects of this job. If/when you complete this 30-90 day paid internship successfully you will have gained insight and knowledge regarding many aspects of independent motion picture distribution. Remuneration will be predicated upon the intern’s abilities, desire, talents, enthusiasm and success.

Tim Stephenson



Event Expiration Date: 2019-08-30

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