Festivals, Markets, and Acquisitions - Oh My!

Andrew Borden
International Sales & Acquisitions Manager

When you’ve spent so many months and years working away at your scripts, it’s easy to forget that there’s a massive ecosystem of people and companies involved in bringing a story to your local theater. We’re talking production companies, financiers, sales agents, and distributors all coming together a few times a year to acquire new material. We’re talking markets and festivals.

But what are the differences between markets and festivals? What do we mean when we say “acquisitions”? And should a writer even bother to learn this ecosystem if they don’t have a ready-for-theaters film to take to market?

The answers to all this and more in Andrew Borden’s upcoming webinar!

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Markets vs. Film Festivals
  • What to expect from each market/festival
  • Acquisitions
  • How to navigate the ecosystem
About Your Host

Born in Colorado, a graduate from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Film & Digital Media and now living in Los Angeles, Andrew Borden has worked various stints in the entertainment industry, including marketing, publicity, international sales, distribution and acquisitions. Most recently, he worked as a Manager in Acquisitions at 1091 Media (fka The Orchard), where he evaluated film projects at all stages of development. Apart from his full-time positions, he has also dedicated his time to working with Outfest’s Screenwriting Lab Committee, Roadmap Writers and the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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