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Digital Production Buzz – October 5, 2017

There are many elements to successfully running a creative business – so tonight we chat with experts about producing, funding, management, and distribution.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Maxim Jago, Sarah Meister, Martin Simmons, David Ciccarelli, Greg Fornero, and James DeRuvo.

  • Tips to Pick a Project
  • Crowdfund Your Next Project
  • The Challenges in Running a One-Man Shop
  • Voices.com – The Story of a Start-up
  • Create DCPs for Theatrical Distribution
  • Our Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Tips to Pick a Project

Maxim Jago

Maxim Jago, Director, MaximJago.com

Maxim Jago joins us again tonight wearing his “Producer” hat to talk about the business of being a producer.

Crowdfund Your Next Project

Sarah Meister

Sarah Meister, Hardware, Design and Technology Outreach Manager, Indiegogo

Every project lives or dies on it’s funding. Crowdfunding is a new phenomenon but it can really work for you. Tonight we are joined by Sarah Meister, Hardware, Design and Technology Outreach Manager who walks us through the crowdfunding process.

The Challenges in Running a One-Man Shop

Martin Simmons

Martin Simmons, Owner, Apprise Video Productions & Photography

Martin Simmons is the owner of Apprise Video Productions. His one-person-shop offers an impressive selection of video services. Tonight we talk with him about running a company of one, the challenges of getting business and, more importantly, getting PAID for the business!

Voices.com – The Story of a Start-up

David Ciccarelli

David Ciccarelli, CEO and Founder, Voices.com

Voices.com is the world’s largest website devoted to connecting producers with voice actors. David Ciccarelli is the CEO and co-founder of Voices.com. Tonight, he describes how his business can help producers find the right voice for their project.

Create DCPs for Theatrical Distribution

Greg Fornero

Greg Fornero, Vice President of Distribution, Postworks New York

DCPs are essential to releasing any project theatrically. But, DCPs are unlike anything else in the film-making process. Tonight, Greg Fornero, Vice President of Distribution at Postworks Digital, explains what DCPs are, why they are needed for distribution and common mistakes producers make creating a DCP harder, and more expensive, than necessary.

Our Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer, DoddleNEWS

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer at DoddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.

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