Home | Ben Yennie

Ben Yennie

About Ben:

I'm the VP of Biz Dev for ProductionNext.   I also rep Films through Guerrilla Rep Media, and I'm the Executive Director of Film Insight.   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.  

Company:
ProductionNext
Location:
San Francisco, California

Recent journal posts

by Ben Yennie: August 17, 2017, 2:59 pm | State of the Film Industry Report
  We all know relationships matter in film.  However, few think of romantic relationships when we consider the trope.  Even fewer ask whether or not getting married increases your chances of success in the film industry.  The question may seem counter intuitive, and honestly, it’s not something we thought we’d be asking until we started diving into the data.  We invite you to do the same now.   State of the Film Industry Part 5 - Relationships and Filmmaking from Ben Yennie   We all know relationships matter in film.  However, few think of romantic relationships when we...
by Ben Yennie: August 10, 2017, 1:57 pm
*/ The topic of diversity in the film industry (or lack thereof) has gotten a lot of press lately.  There’s ample reason for it, as there have been many studies pertaining to Hollywood’s diversity problem.  While we can’t address any of the racial issues in the film industry since we didn’t ask about race on our survey, we can add a lot of data to the issue of the Gender pay gap in independent film.   Let’s take a look at the data.   State of the Film Industry Part 4 - The Not so Changing Face of Gender from Ben Yennie   As you can see from slide 2, our study was...
*/   We’ve all wondered whether or not film school is worth the money.  Whether the impetus for the question be Quentin Tarantino starting his career after a two-day film making workshop, or just not wanting to pay the sometimes outlandish tuition.  Despite the continual questioning, few studies have been done as to whether or not film school actually helps your career in a significant way.  That is, until now.  Let’s look at the data.   Does Film School Matter? - State of the Film Industry Report Part 3/7 from Ben Yennie As you can see on slide 3, film school graduates are...