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, producer, executive producer, associate producer, and co-producer

Recent journal entries

Since it’s Festivals month at ProductionNext, we thought we’d give a guide to our readers who are approaching completion of their first feature film on how best to use festivals in order to get the most out of them.  We’re not trying to replicate the 50 film festivals worth the entry fee...
It’s March, so the Oscars are old news, but if you’re a Savvy Filmmaker, you’ll be planning on how to build your audience for the future.  Nothing does that quite like saying that you’re an Academy Award nominated (or winning) filmmaker.  But how do you actually qualify for the best...
In general, there are only a couple of viable ways to start out your filmmaking career.  One is to join the studio system and hope you have what it takes to rise through the ranks.  The other is to build an audience, raise the money you need to make the films yourself, and do your damnedest to...