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December 14, 2020 – December 16, 2020

Monday & Wednesday | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | 2 sessions

Instructor: Mia Bruno

Location: Online

Now What? Navigating the Waters of Distribution and Marketing

This class will go through the logistics of distribution and marketing, as they currently exist and how they are changing in this unconventional period of time. This course will address the descriptions and nuances of an often difficult and evolving system, identify the various distribution and marketing players and their roles, and identify new opportunities that are arising in the distribution space. The course will be both informational and interactive, and filmmakers will have the opportunity to address their own specific goals, and the ways they can maintain control and shape a distribution plan that will be most effective for their individual films.

Dates: December 14, 2020 & December 16, 2020 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Instructor: Mia Bruno

Mia Bruno combines an intricate knowledge of film distribution and sales with a skill for innovative and effective marketing strategies. Mia works with filmmakers and content-creators as a distribution strategist and grassroots marketer/impact producer, marrying a nuanced understanding of the marketplace with creative campaigns designed to connect with audiences meaningfully.  Some of her recent work include Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick’s ON THE RECORD, Shalini Kantayya’s CODED BIAS, James Cameron’s THE GAME CHANGERS, Netflix’s THE GREAT HACK, and the Sundance Creative Distribution Fellowship films, 306 HOLLYWOOD (2018) and ALWAYS IN SEASON (2019).  Mia has worked with film organizations Cinereach, IFP, and DOC NYC, and consults on content strategy for brands like AAA and Meow Wolf.

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Information on tuition assistance and scholarships is located HERE.


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