Distrify, VODO, IndieGoGo confirmed for alternative distribution workshop

Posted: 3rd September 2012

Northern Film & Media has lined-up speakers from Distrify, VODO and IndieGoGo for a new alternative distribution workshop on Wednesday 26 September at The Toffee Factory, Newcastle.

Chaired by The Guardian blogger and Arts & Business’ digital campaigns manager Patrick Hussey, Alternative Funding and Distribution Models for Film will provide business critical advice on tackling alternative funding and distribution models. Key topics will include maximising the crowd funding opportunity, monetising online distribution, ‘free culture’, creative commons, innovative marketing techniques and the future of film distribution and consumption.

The panel features Distrify co-founder Peter Gerard, Jem Noble from Vodo, and digital entrepreneur Pip Piper, who will be representing IndieGoGo.

“From choosing your business model to raising finance and marketing your movie online, this workshop is all about getting the most out of the growing alternative distribution opportunity. The panel features agenda-setting speakers and attendees will gain industry insights from the forefront of alternative distribution,” said Roxy Bramley, Northern Film & Media’s creative industries manager.

The workshop is part of The Digital Bridge – the Northern Film & Media cross-media development programme funded through Creative England’s Film Networks Fund and the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-13. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region.

Earlybird tickets are available at just £10 until 12 September – click here for more information and to reserve your place. A late rate of £15 applies from 13 September.

Digital Bridge is sponsored by the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England 

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