The Media Scoop

A documentarian's fate for distribution may lie in the hands of a few critics. Most documentaries do not have the luxury of large print and advertising budgets. Thus. film writers and critics are often their only means of informing the public. Filmmakers will learn how to best utilize the press and find out what the challenges of getting press coverage are and how to promote their films. The panel will include journalists from national consumer and arts publications as well as top publicists in the documentary field and established documentary filmmakers.

Moderator – TBA
Randy Barbato, Filmmaker
Jeff Hill, Publicist, Falco
D.A. Pennebaker, Filmmaker
Sarah Petit, Newsweek
Lisa Schwarzbaum, critic, Entertainment Weekly
Nancy Willen, Independent Publicist


Randy Barbato
Jeff Hill
D.A. Pennebaker
Sarah Petit
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Nancy Willen
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