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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.  

San Francisco, California

Recent journal posts

by Ben Yennie: September 7, 2017, 9:13 am | State of the Film Industry Report
Part 7 of this report is perhaps both the most interesting and the shortest.  It takes the biggest factors for success we’ve examined in the previous 6 parts and puts them head to head to see what makes the biggest difference in the life of the average filmmakers. Throughout analysis of our survey, we found that the 4 biggest contributing factors to finding success in the film industry were as follows. Being Male Identifying as a Producer Graduating from film school Investing more than 25,000 USD in equipment. All of our findings are corollary more than causal, and some of them ended...
by Ben Yennie: August 24, 2017, 4:12 pm
Film has always relied on Technology, and it will continue to do so.  It will also continue to require skilled craftspeople doing jobs that require highly specialized equipment.  While the barrier to entry for that equipment has been greatly lowered, getting all the equipment you need is still an expensive endeavor.  So does investing in equipment and technology increase your chances for success?  Let's take a look at the data. Is Equipment a Good Investment For filmmakers? from Ben Yennie On slide 2, we see that nearly 70% of Filmmakers use screenwriting software personally, however...
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 consider the...