AFTRS Distribution, Exhibition and Sales Intensive Workshop


Distribution, Exhibition and Sales Intensive Workshop

Wednesday 22 August + Thursday 23 August 

9.00am – 5.00pm

Screen Queensland Boardroom

Suite 1, 30 Florence Street, Teneriffe

$53.85 per person (rate subsidised by SQ)

This course is supported by sqhub with limited places available, by application only.

Registrations close 5.30pm (AEST) Thursday 16 August 2018

Apply for the workshop here

In this intensive you will have the opportunity to hear from Tait Brady of Label Distribution, an industry insider who will demystify the business side of the film industry and provide keen insights into cinema exhibition, international sales and Australian distribution including new online distribution platforms.

This course will dissect the workings of distribution, with specific reference to theatrical release, the mysteries of the P&A budget and the DVD business. It will lift the lid on the closed world of the cinema exhibition business which determines how, when and where films reach the public.

You will examine contractual and professional relationships that filmmakers face and expand the filmmakers’ understanding of what happens to their film once it is thrust into this world.

By the end of the course you will have gained an understanding of:

> Producer/distributor and producer/sales agent relationships

> Distribution contracts, commissions and what they really mean

> How to deliver and support your film and what materials are required

> The cinema release platform and why it is still so important

> The relationship between the distributor and the exhibitor

> How to interpret the Australian weekly box office chart and a P&A budget

> The requirements of a sales agent and how to choose the best for your project

Tait Brady of Label Distribution

About Tait Brady

Tait has worked in a range of roles within the Australian film industry for more than 30 years and brings his collected expertise in creative development, marketing, distribution, producing, exhibition, curation and the international marketplace.

Tait is the principal of The Acme Film Company, a Melbourne-based production and consultancy company which he originally founded in 1988 as a distribution company. Tait is a consultant to independent producers, distributors and film agencies on matters ranging from creative assessment and script development to marketing, publicity and festival strategies.  He has been a juror at film festivals and awards ranging from Namur in Belgium to St. Kilda, MIFF and Griffith University; and also regularly lectures on industry matters at AFTRS, VCA, Open Channel and elsewhere.

Tait is also the founder and Managing Director of the boutique distribution company, Label, based in Melbourne. Label’s releases include the feature doc James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D, The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology by Sophie Fiennes, Rosie Jones’ explosive feature documentary The Family and Ben Young’s award winning debut feature Hounds of Love.