Ben Yennie

San Francisco, California
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I'm the CMO of ProductionNext.   I also rep Films through Guerrilla Rep Media, where I've secured distribution for about 12 films in the past 4 years.   I'm the author of the first book on film markets, The Guerrilla Rep: American Film Market Success on No Budget.  That book is used as a text in ten film schools, and is available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and more than one hundred independent bookstores.  

Producer, executive producer, associate producer, and co-producer
Producer's rep

Recent journal entries

In something of a follow-up to last week’s blog, I’m going to go into exactly why filmmakers need to understand business if they are to have a successful career as a filmmaker.   It’s more than business not being the enemy of art, it’s that business is necessary to enable art happening...
February 19, 2019 | Business, Marketing, Filmmaking
If you spend time at filmmaking events, art schools, or on facebook groups, you’ll quickly find that there are A LOT of filmmakers that are very anti-business.  The fact of the matter is that if you’re to be successful in film, you need to know more than a little bit about business as...
Crowdfunding is an incredibly important tool in the tool belt of any filmmaker.  It’s one of the most versatile and democratic funding sources available, and it does far more than simply raise funds (For details, check out this blog on TheGuerrillaRep.com.) One of the most important decisions...