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Page Ostrow at Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF)
Ostrow and Company was founded by veteran entertainment industry executive Page B. Ostrow. Page has arranged financing and or negotiated distribution for over 150 feature films and numerous documentaries working on behalf of international distributors. In 2000, Page was inspired by a vision to protect the interests of independent filmmakers, and shifted the company focus to representing films and projects on behalf of filmmakers and producers requiring distribution and financing. Ostrow's background includes working under contract for Initial Entertainments Graham King distributor/producer of Oscar winning films such as 'The Departed', 'The Aviator' and 'Blood Diamond'. These days, in order to find, negotiate, track and collect on deals for independent filmmakers and producers, Ostrow relies on her extensive relationships and previous distribution expertise developed during the 10 years she's spent providing distributors with global sales support, licensing and pre-sales for their film projects and libraries to international buyers at all the film markets. As a result, Page Ostrow maintains her contacts with key executives who have a shared vision toward launching quality independent films into the marketplace.
Page is going to take a first look at all long-form documentaries and features of UMFF for representation in securing a United States and/or International distribution deal! Visit http://www.ostrowandcompany.com.
Register Today for UMFF 2008 Workshops and Panels...
"For Producers: Film and Television Financing and Distribution" panel moderated by Sylvia Jackson, Producer/Director, Film Captive Productions. What are the new funding strategies, technology platforms, and distribution channels for independent filmmakers? Panelists include Miguel Gaetan, Music Composer/Scorer, Gabriel Hart, Producer, Director, Editor, John Meindl, Consultant, Sports Branded Media, Marvin Arrington, Entertainment Attorney, Arrington Law Firm, Page Ostrow, Producer's Representative, Ostrow and Company. 3:30-5:00 p.m. -
Documentaries: The Movement in Progress through Independent Filmmaking" panel with guest scholars, activists, and filmmakers including Suzan Satterfield and Allen S. Facemire, Producers, Picture Window Productions, SaltRun Productions, Inc., Page Ostrow, Producer's Representative, Ostrow and Company, Franklin J. Anderson, African American Studies Professor, University of Houston, Texas, Camille Brown, awarding winning Filmmaker, and Yemi Toure, Producer, Black Man Film Festival. Moderated by Michele Kirnon, Grassroot Educational Consultant. 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Select - Peachtree Corners, 6050 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross, Georgia. Visit www.umff.com for festival details and registration.