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Independent Film Distribution Seminar Comes to Northwest

Northwest independent filmmakers to get the scoop on selling and marketing films to Hollywood (June 29, 2005)

The Oregon Film & Video Office ( is hosting a special seminar on independent film distribution and marketing on July 22, 2005, to be led by Hollywood veterans Kelly Neal and Lyla Foggia.

Neal is a producers rep and consultant (KNA Distribution) with over two decades of independent distribution experience, including as the head of Universal Classics and president of the North American theatrical division of Skouras Pictures. Foggia is a former Vice President of Publicity for TriStar Pictures, among other executive positions at Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox.

During the day-long event, Neal will provide insider insights and tips on the acquisition process, what distributors look for, and the pros and cons of self-distribution and how it works. Foggia, who also spent three years as a unit publicist working on such films as ?E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, ?WarGames, and ?Splash, will take attendees through the steps on how to find publicity angles when you dont have recognizable stars, as well as particulars on what goes into an effective media kit, press release, set photography, website and other marketing tools.

?We consider the growth of our indigenous industry to be a key component of Oregons success in the film industry. Were very pleased that Kelly and Lyla are willing to share their expertise to help our local filmmakers learn how to navigate the sales and marketing side of the business, said Veronica Rinard, Oregon Film and Video Office executive director.

Cost of the seminar is $20 per person. For a registration form and more details, please e-mail [email protected] or call (503) 229-5832.

A limited number of complimentary one-on-one consultations are also available that afternoon with either Neal and Foggia to discuss finished feature projects. For availability, please contact Kelly Neal directly at (503) 622-1817 or (661) 259-6671.

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