Understanding the Current Marketplace - Raindance LA Course


Understanding the Current Marketplace – Raindance LA


Availability: Live Online, Video-on-demand
Duration: Single Wednesday
Dates: tbc 
Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM with up to 30 min Q+A  PST
Course Fee: $55.00

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At a glance

We are in an ever-changing world of distribution, especially with the addition of streaming services. How can you best navigate the current marketplace and find a place for your film?


This class is part of the Film Sales and Distribution LA class.



  • What are buyers / distributors are looking for?
  • Genres in demand
  • Latest developments
  • Changing landscape with digital distributors disrupting the market
  • Release strategies and windows
    • Theatrical
    • Blue-Ray/DVD
    • VOD
    • SVOD (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.)
  • Monetizing your film
  • Pitching to distributors and sales agents



Jason Piette is a producer and film financier with over 50 movies and TV series to his name, including the $25M The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head In The Clouds ($20M) starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz, (both for Sony Pictures Classics); the $33M Napoleon TV series for A & E in the United States; Perfect Creatures ($11M) for Twentieth Century Fox; independent American features such as Mark Pellington’s I Melt With You for Magnolia Pictures and cult classic, part crowdfunded Iron Sky for Entertainment One. Before co-founding Disrupting Influence Jason also worked on the $300 million Movision Film Fund. Jason is a graduate of Cambridge University. Jason is currently working on several TV series with Netflix.



LIVE ONLINE: Every attendee gets an email invitation for the online classroom 30 minutes before class start times. All you need to do is to click the link provided in that email and watch the class on your computer’s web browser without needing to download any special software. If you are attending on your smart phone or tablet, please download the ClickMeeting app.

VOD: Video on Demand is a great option if you want to repeat what you learned in the class or you didn’t have time to attend the class in person or online. Each attendee gets a Vimeo link 24-48 hours after each week’s class.