Friday, May 23, 2003

Mark Litwak to Lecture at University of HAWAII

May23, 2003

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Hollywood Finance and Distribution Market AT DOUBLETREE HOTEL, JULY 19–20

Want to know how industry insiders approach financing and distribution? Have you wanted to ask distributor and studio execs what your project’s chances are?
On July 19 – 20, the Hollywood Film Festival will provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to learn about finance and distribution opportunities from organizations such as Buena Vista Studios, Regent Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, iFilm, Paramount Classics, Miramax Films, Lions Gate Films Releasing, and Laemmle Theatres.

The two day event will cover such topics as international co-productions, subsidies, and production incentives; distribution channels; how soon is too soon to promote or market a film; and the future of film financing.
In addition, filmmakers will have the opportunity to discuss their projects with agents, studio execs and distributors in 30-minute roundtables. The full schedule of events and details can be found at:

Mark Litwak to Lecture at University OF HAWAII In JUNE
Mark Litwak will be teaching two of his most popular courses at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

"Self-defense for Writers & Filmmakers" will be held June 21. This seminar explains how writers and filmmakers can prevent problems from arising by properly securing underlying rights and by encouraging the other party to live up to agreements by adding performance milestones, default penalties and arbitration clauses. Participants will also learn what remedies are available to enforce their rights in the event of a dispute.
For more information and registration for this class, click here:

"Financing and Distributing Independent Features" will be held June 22. This seminar explores how independent films are financed and distributed. The seminar includes an extensive handout with a long-form distribution contract, checklists and other materials useful in preparing to raise cash and distribute your film.
For more information and registration for this class, click here: