New Media Film Festival creates an exclusive Distribution Experience with Sydney Levine and Peter Belsito for description creators

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Los Angeles, CA (October 25, 2018) –. Announcing the Distribution Experience for description creators to meet distributors, learn from experts and engage with colleagues.

When - Sunday December 9th 2019 5-8 PM
Where – White Horse Tavern in the Great Room 41 S De Lacey Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
How to register:

Details –
Learn from Sydney Levine & Peter Belsito, as they share wisdom on strategy, monetization, the International Film Circuit, your career & distribution.

Meet & Engage with Distributors & Independent Sales Reps.

• Iced Tea, Water & Nosh provided. Optional $1 cocktail w/ sponsor app
• Receive a U.S. Film Distributors A-Z Report ($59 value)
• All distributors attending will receive registration info with your project info
• Anyone with a project from pitch phase to finished is welcome.

About -
Sydney Levine has been in the international film business since 1975. In 1977, 20th Century Fox International hired her as the first woman in international distribution. She has also worked in shorts acquisitions and international distribution from 1978 to 1980, before moving to international feature film acquisitions for U.S. distribution until 1988. From 1988 to 2008 her own company, Film Finders, tracked rights for film buyers of all indie feature films worldwide. In 2008 she sold her company and database to IMDb, an Amazon company.

She continues working with the Cannes Film Festival's Industry Workshop and the Short Corner, often giving the opening presentation, with the Kisakes Short Film Festival in Istanbul and other film markets and festivals around the world, presenting workshops and presentations about the international film circuit and emerging filmmakers’ career strategies. In January she will chair The Women’s Film Conference at the Dhaka Film Festival in Bangladesh.

Peter Belsito was a founding member of Newsreel, a radical anti-war student filmmaking collective. He was a founding member of the Independent Feature Project (IFP) in New York City in 1981 and opened the IFP office in Los Angeles (now Film Independent). He was a founding member of the Chicano Cinema Coalition.

He worked in publishing for ten years for Charles T. Munger, Vice Chairman of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway, and assisted Sydney Levine in founding Film Finders in 1988 as a blue chip film acquisitions tracking and consulting firm. He came on board full time in 1995 as a Film Finders partner, Executive VP. Fourteen years after Ms. Levine's successful launch of Film Finders, He has a profound sense of seeking just compensation for filmmakers and their works.

New Media Film Festival, since the festivals 2009 inception, Honoring Stories worth Telling has been New Media Film Festivals mandate. As the 1st Major Festival celebrating innovation, story, mediums & platforms, New Media Film Festival has led the way in the pursuit of stories worth telling, the exploration of new media technologies, boundary pushing resulting in new distribution models and creating and establishing new methodologies in the global monetization of description. The New Media Film Festival embodies the transformative power of the cinematic arts and it reaches across cultural bridges to wed story and technology for everyone. In 2018 the festival had 110 New Media Films & Content from 40 countries. 36 world – 7 US – 26 Los Angeles Premieres.

For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
New Media Film Festival
2355 Westwood Blvd. #381
Los Angeles CA 90064
Contact - Press Maven, Crystal
About author: Sumanta Dutta

New Media Film Festival creates an exclusive Distribution Experience with Sydney Levine and Peter Belsito for description creators. Registration for this event with a limited number of tickets is now open.



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