DFM 2013: Introducing a master class with Jon Reiss.

Durban FilmMart 2013 is pleased to announce that Jon Reis will present during the 2013 Durban FilmMart master class programme!

Jon Reiss is a media strategist who assists filmmakers and companies to navigate the new distribution and marketing landscape. Reiss will present a transmedia master class drawing from his critically acclaimed book Think Outside the Box Office -The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution in the Digital Era.

Reiss has worked with and consulted for Paramount Pictures, the Sundance Institute, Screen Australia, Film Independent, Creative Scotland, the South Australian Film Corporation and numerous film schools and festivals to devise ways to educate and help independent filmmakers in the new economic landscape. He has conducted his Master Classes over four continents, and is the year-round distribution and marketing lab leader at the IFP Filmmaker Labs.

Named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety, Jon Reiss is also a critically acclaimed filmmaker whose experience releasing his feature Bomb It, with a hybrid strategy, was the inspiration for writing Think Outside the Box Office, the first step-by-step guide for filmmakers to distribute and market their films. He also co-wrote Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul.

Reiss is currently producing The Cure, a feature documentary and global transmedia project about breast cancer as well as releasing Bomb It 2 this coming June. His upcoming books concern new models of artistic entrepreneurship and the Producer of Marketing and Distribution.

With just a few weeks to Africa’s premier film industry event, the Durban FilmMart offers a full programme of master classes, panel discussions, workshops and networking events.

If you have not registered yet, go online to and follow the simple instructions.

4th Durban FilmMart at the 34th Durban International Film Festival, 19 - 22 July 2013, Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa

For more information on DFM 2013 contact: Mona Pilane – DFM Project Manager.

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