We’ve been there, you kill yourself to make your film: max out your credit cards, fund raise, grant write, and beg your friends and family to get that film made. Now what? The fantasy of getting the sweet distribution deal after your festival premiere feels more and more like, well… just a fantasy.
Conversation with Judd Taylor, Acquisitions Consultant for Prince Films and Glass House Distribution, on the opportunities available to independent filmmakers on the international marketplace. We’ll discuss what types of films are most likely to get the attention of international distributors and how to make the connections to be successful in this market.
Judd Taylor programs for the Chandler International Film Festival and sits on the Tribeca Film Festival Screening Committee where in 2019 he recommended Burning Cane, winner of 3 major awards. He recently joined the Slamdance Film Festival providing coverage and reading screenplays for their Screenplay Competition. Judd is also an Acquisitions Consultant for worldwide sales companies Prince Films and Glass House Distribution. He previously sat on the Screening Committee for Cleveland International Film Festival and was on the Board of Directors and Associate Director of Programming for the DTLA Film Festival where films he programmed and recommended won multiple awards. Previous to joining the festival world, Judd worked in acquisitions for Alchemy on auteur Gaspar Noé’s Love, sleeper hit MEET THE PATELS, WELCOME TO ME, and THE HUMBLING. Judd was also Head of Marketing at Cinema Management Group where he marketed Oscar nominated worldwide hit LOVING VINCENT.