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Panelists Announced for 4/29 Film Distribution & Marketing Seminar with Expert Panel Discussion in NYC

On April 29, 2010, President of Passion River Films, Allen Chou, will be hosting a film distribution & marketing seminar followed by a panel discussion featuring industry experts.

Metuchen, NJ, April 27, 2010 --( All filmmakers are welcome to join Allen Chou at Jimmy’s No. 43 in NYC for a new informative seminar and panel discussion that will cover a range of topics including how to find the right distributor for your film and how to use social media to market your film.

The panel discussion will include industry experts Andrew Mer (VP, Content Partnerships for Snag Films), Mark Lip sky (Consultant, Insight Cinema), Slava Rubin (Co-Founder, IndieGo-Go), Catherine Branscome (Founder, Branscome International) and Ian Stimler (Founder, KimStim). Their full bios are available at

This seminar will cover topics including how to find and select a “legitimate” producer’s rep or sales agent, how to use film festivals as a launch pad for releasing your film, how to properly use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for film promotion, how to use Social Media Marketing to engage with your audience and build a fan base, crowd sourcing and fund-raising for your film, the pros and cons of DIY distribution, and how distribution has changed in the last few years.

Allen Chou is President of Passion River Films, a NJ based company that distributes documentaries, art house films, and special interest titles to theaters, VOD, home video, libraries & colleges. With a diverse catalog of films that have been official selections in major film festivals, along with producers and directors that have been nominated or won Academy Awards, Allen has placed titles into retail stores such as Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, Borders, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart. In 2005, Allen established a distribution partnership with Netflix, resulting in over 200 titles released on their site. Allen also manages the Internet Marketing & Digital Delivery Division, overseeing search engine strategies, social media marketing, and streaming video. Allen Chou received his BA from the University of Maryland and also attended New York University.

Shahira Motani
Passion River Films

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