"You Finally Finished Your Film. Now What?" by Elliott Kanbar; This New Book is the Comprehensive Guide for Filmmakers Who Prefer to Self-Distribute Their Films

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With the massive onslaught of digital filmmakers, there is an exponential growth of feature films seeking distribution in national and international markets. Council Oak Books is pleased to announce the publication of the updated edition of "You Finally Finished Your Film. Now What?" by Elliott Kanbar, which is a comprehensive guide for filmmakers who prefer to self-distribute their films.

Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your fees and budget. - James Cameron

With the massive onslaught of digital filmmakers, there is an exponential growth of feature films seeking distribution in national and international markets. Council Oak Books is pleased to announce the publication of the updated edition of "You Finally Finished Your Film. Now What?" by Elliott Kanbar, which is a comprehensive guide for filmmakers who prefer to self-distribute their films.

Here are some of the highlights of the book:

—    The Ten Vital Rules of Film Distribution.
—    Major Mistakes Filmmakers Often Make.
—    Getting a Distributor - The Pluses and the Minuses.
—    Marketing Through Amazon, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
—    Qualifying For An Oscar.
— Making a Trailer - The Dos and Don'ts.
—    Free Financing.
—    Digital Platforms and Cable VOD.
—    Foreign Sales.
—    Film Festivals.
—    National Distribution.
—    Important Terms and Definitions.
—    E-­‐Blasting Press Releases.
—    Sample Distribution Agreements.

As President of the QUAD CINEMA in New York, Elliott Kanbar has been advising and mentoring filmmakers for over 40 years. He has been a panelist at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Long Island Film Festival, the International Documentary Association and the Big Apple Film Festival. He has been a guest lecturer on Cinema Economics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and a participant in Columbia University's Center for Career Education.

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