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march, 2021

202111mar11:00 am12:00 pmPANEL: MEET THE DISTRIBUTORSVirtual

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So you’ve made a film, what’s next? This is your chance to ask independent film distributors all your burning questions about theatrical distribution and navigating the virtual space.
Panelists include:

Danielle McCarthy-Bole – Magnolia Pictures
Danielle McCarthy-Boles is the VP of Publicity at Magnolia Pictures. She has overseen publicity and promotion for independent film hits including Man On Wire (winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary), Melancholia, Shoplifters, The Square, and the Oscar-nominated documentaries I Am Not Your Negro and RBG among many others. McCarthy-Boles produced the critically acclaimed documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me which was released theatrically nationwide and on-demand by Magnolia Pictures in 2013. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me was also released internationally by Universal Music Group in 2014. McCarthy-Boles holds a BFA in Cinema Studies from New York University and an MA in Media Studies from The New School.

Jeffrey Winter – The Film Collaborative
Jeffrey is drawn to The Film Collaborative and the act of championing independent film because of his love for the process by which good movies can effect positive change in our world today.
Jeffrey’s areas of specialty include niche distribution, niche marketing, and festival/non-theatrical/special events distribution. Representative recent films include Kirby Dick’s 2013 Oscar Nominated documentary THE INVISIBLE WAR, 2013 Sundance Award-winner A RIVER CHANGES COURSE, 2012 Sundance Award-winner VALLEY OF SAINTS, and 2011 Sundance Award-winner UNDERTOW (CONTRACORRIENTE).
Other career highlights include five years managing strategic investments and U.S. sales/acquisitions for the largest media conglomerate in Spain (under the banners Maxmedia, Sogepaq, Sogetel, and Sogecine); several years handling grassroots marketing for L.A.’s two largest film festivals (the Los Angeles Film Festival and AFI FEST); a long tenure handling non-theatrical/festival/educational screenings for Wolfe Releasing (the world’s largest catalogue of LGBT films); and 11 years as a panel programmer/programming consultant for the Sundance Film Festival’s Digital Center (now called New Frontier on Main).
Jeffrey is also the former principal of the San Francisco-based film/video production company Please Louise Productions, where he directed and produced commercial video for numerous companies including Microsoft, Lucas Films, and the California Bar Association; and created/produced the 38-part documentary series FLIQ VIDEO, in association with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and The United Way.
If “the medium is the message,” Jeffrey’s goal is to make sure the message gets hear

Tony Piantedosi – Gravitas Ventures
Tony Piantedosi joined Gravitas Ventures in 2018, following development and acquisitions roles at Premiere Entertainment Group and Televix Entertainment. A lifelong cinephile, he strives to bring independent films to the largest possible audience, with past successes including Scenic RouteMatchLittle Accidents, and Sundance Best Director winners Afternoon Delight and Middle of Nowhere. Originally from Boston, he graduated cum laude from Northeastern University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies and Communications.

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