Adam Leipzig, who has been involved as a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 25 films, including March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society and Titus, will lead a full-day workshop for filmmakers in Carmel, California, on February 16. His new book, Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers: Get Your Movie Made, Get Your Movie Seen and Turn the Tables on Hollywood, which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, will be the basis for the session’s content.
Inside Track has been praised as a “must-read” by over 20 industry professionals. It offers a no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point read that provides a clear blueprint for indie filmmaking success, developed through Leipzig’s 25 years of real-world experience – and the same approach can be expected by attendees of the workshop.
“There are precise best practices that most indie filmmakers either don’t follow or simply are not aware of,” says Leipzig. “I’m here to share insider information, to help indie filmmakers achieve their dreams and get their movies in front of audiences. There’s an amazing number of aspiring and working filmmakers in the Monterey Peninsula area, and I look forward to helping them create a clearer path to getting their projects off the ground and in front of audiences.”
How do you secure financing and distribution for your film? How do you get your film into the best festivals and what do you do once you’re there? How can you get an A-list star interested in your project? Why do scripts matter and how can you make them more sellable? Why do indie films matter? These are just a few of the many questions that Leipzig will answer throughout the day.
The workshop is priced at $139 ($159 at the door if space is available), and includes a copy of Leipzig’s book, as well as morning snacks and refreshments throughout the day. In addition, a cocktail hour will take place immediately following, for those wishing to continue the conversation in a more casual setting. You can register for the workshop here.