The rapidly shifting landscape for theatrical distribution takes center stage in this month’s International Documentary Association’s Doc U, the first in a two-part series on “Distributing Your Doc.” The panel will cover a wide range of theatrical distributors, from the new players in the field to the more traditional companies, who continue to make their presence felt. This “deep dive” into theatrical distribution will explore in depth which theatrical models are being used, what kinds of documentaries distributors are looking for, how are deals being structured, and the ways distributors and filmmakers are working together with exhibitors to draw in audiences. With the recent explosion of different viewing platforms, Doc U turns its attention to the fundamental question: “What is the place of theatrical exhibition in a documentary’s overall distribution plan?”
Join IDA for a behind-the-scenes primer on theatrical distribution. Confirmed panelists include: Peter Goldwyn, Senior Vice President, Samuel Goldwyn Films; James Shapiro, Chief Operating Officer, Drafthouse Films; Michael Kananack, Head of International Acquisitions, Gathr Films.
Doc U is the International Documentary Association's series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital information and insight on various topics relevant to the world of documentary filmmaking.