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Fan-Made Film Distribution Disruption

You've completed a film. You've taken it to festivals, earned acclaim and piqued fan interest, but received no distribution deal. Now what? Fear not, filmmaker! The convergence of a new digital dawn of funding, promotion & publicity, and film distribution is empowering filmmakers--in true indie spirit--to go it alone and equipping fans with the tools to curate cinematic screenings in spite of nil nods from studios.

Dir. Matthew Lillard's & Whitewater Films' "Fat Kid Rules The World" (premiered at SXSW 2012 and won the "Narrative Spotlight Audience Award") is exemplary of this emerging era, raising $158,000 for distribution efforts via Kickstarter and pioneering fan-fueled self-distribution on its way to 1000+ fan requests at theaters across the nation via

The new renaissance man in the world of indie film distribution may be the Fat Kid. We want to share lessons learned and tools available to support other filmmakers make their big silver screen dreams a reality.

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Nathan Levinson, COO, Adler Integrated

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