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Media Champions with Ben Yennie from Mutiny Pictures

BluHorn Radio

On “Media Champions,” our host speaks with experts within the media community. This week Susan St.Denis speaks with Ben Yennie from Mutiny Pictures.To learn more check out www.mutinypictures.com.

13mins

18 Mar 2021

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IFH 449: How to Making Money Distributing Your Indie Film with Ben Yennie

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Our guest today is no stranger to the show. Ben Yennie was my very first guest on the podcast and he returned this week to discuss the current state affairs of film distribution and his newest venture, Mutiny Pictures which is a full-service film distribution firm.Ben Yennie is an author, film distributor, and producer rep with a high offer rate on films he’s represented at the American Film Market. After forging a successful career as a producer rep for some of Hollywood big talent names in the biz, he opted to go the distribution route. He is also the author of The Guerrilla Rep: American Film Market Distribution Success on No Budget, The First ever book on Film Markets and used as a text at about 10 film schools.Mutiny Pictures was launched in June 2020 to build transparent, modern development, sales, and distribution relationships with big pay-TV providers, and physical media retailers - prioritizing diverse filmmakers and stories to help move the industry into the world post-COVID-19. There are rapid changes affecting film distribution via theaters for independent filmmakers amidst COVID. Adjustment to new distribution models is a top issue these days.We discussed the proliferation of virtual cinemas (PVOD) and building infrastructures towards that focus because theaters can not survive these COVID times and they may not meet head-to-head with VODs post-covid. So how can independent filmmakers adopt and better position themselves to the evolution of film distribution?Enjoy my conversation with Ben Yennie.

1hr 17mins

16 Mar 2021

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Mutiny Pictures: A New Kid on the Block with Colleen Butler & Ben Yennie

The Ministry of Motion Pictures Podcast

We have an exciting episode today, and one that may be marking a very interesting development in the film industry. Would you ever consider a faith filmmaker a voice of diversity? Well, it is, at least for a new independent film company called Mutiny Pictures. Mutiny is a new effort founded by Colleen Butler and Producer Ben Yennie, who was my guest on this podcast back in April.Ben has been focused on helping independent filmmakers navigate the shark infested waters of Hollywood, and now he is taking the next step by forming a company that will develop, market and distribute their own projects. Colleen was part of the marketing effort of The Passion of the Christ. She's spent many years working in marketing and development, and now she's Head of Development at Mutiny.In this episode we'll spend some time getting to know Colleen, talking with her about the marketing campaign for Passion, and then Ben joins us to talk about Mutiny Pictures.

40mins

13 Jul 2020

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FT 051: Confessions of a Producers Rep with Ben Yennie

Filmtrepreneur™ - The Entrepreneurial Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Today on the show we have producer's rep Ben Yennie. Ben has the honor of being the very first guest I ever recorded for the IFH Podcast. He is a wealth of information so get ready to take some notes. As Founder and CEO of Guerrilla Rep Media, where I've gotten distribution deals for more than 8 films, that will soon be appearing on Starz and other major outlets across the globe.Ben is also the Founder and Executive Director of Producer Foundry, as well as Producer of more than 50 events on film finance and distribution.  He's worked with people like Lew Horowitz, the inventor of Indiefilm Gap Financing, Jeff Dowd, Executive Producer of Blood Simple, Fern Gully, and inspiration for “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski. Ben co-founded Global Film Ventures, screened business plans, and advised the Film Angels and is the former chapter leader for the San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver Chapters of the Institute for International Film Financing.  And screened business plans for the Film Angels.Ben has also worked in the tech industry. Co-Founder of ProductionNext, a new set of next-generation tools designed specifically for the Movie industry.  Previously, he's been VP of Sales for Taal, a Mobile video interview platform for the hospitality industry.He is also the author of The Guerrilla Rep: American Film Market Distribution Success on No Budget, The First ever book on Film Markets, and used as a text at about 10 film schools.  He has also contributed to Office for One, a Sole Proprietor survival guide, and is the author of the upcoming book "The Entrepreneurial Filmmaker."  He also manages the blogs for ProducerFoundry.com and TheGuerrillaRep.com.Enjoy my conversation with Ben Yennie.

1hr

1 Jun 2020

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An Insiders Guide to the New World of Indie Producing with Ben Yennie

The Ministry of Motion Pictures Podcast

My guest in this episode is Ben Yennie, the founder and CEO of Guerrilla Rep. Media, which is a consulting firm for media producers, helping them with business planning, financing, distribution and marketing. The Mission of Guerrilla Rep media is To Help Filmmakers build more sustainable companies from their projects.bI invited Ben to talk about the changes we're experiencing in the film marketplace and to speak directly to the needs of faith-based filmmakers. But whether you're in the faith-based arena or not, Ben offers a lot of valuable insight to independent filmmakers.

48mins

27 Apr 2020

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Finding Money for Your Film | guest Ben Yennie - Ep35

Get Real: Indie Filmmakers

Today we talk with "The Guerilla Rep" Ben Yennie of ProductionNext and Producer Foundry about ways to raise financing for your indie film. We ask him what to say in meetings with potential investors, how many meetings to have, and other ways to raise finance before seeking investors. Ben is an executive producer and producer's rep in San Fransisco, author of "The Guerilla Rep" and "The State of the Film Industry Report."GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.Show Notes:Ben Yennie's site: https://www.theguerrillarep.com/ProductionNext: https://beta.productionnext.com/Producer Foundry: https://producerfoundry.vhx.tv/Upcoming guest on gaffer tape: https://www.gafferpower.com/Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.comSpecial Thanks to Ben YennieHosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

53mins

2 Jul 2019

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IFH 318: Confessions of a Producers Rep with Ben Yennie

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Today on the show we have returning champion Ben Yennie. Been has the honor of being the very first guest I ever recorded for the IFH Podcast. He is a wealth of information so get ready to take some notes. As Founder and CEO of Guerrilla Rep Media, where I've gotten distribution deals for more than 8 films, that will soon be appearing on Starz and other major outlets across the globe.Ben is also the Founder and Executive Director of Producer Foundry, as well as Producer of more than 50 events on film finance and distribution.  He's worked with people like Lew Horowitz, the inventor of Indiefilm Gap Financing, Jeff Dowd, Executive Producer of Blood Simple, Fern Gully, and inspiration for “The Dude” from the Big Lebowski. Ben co-founded Global Film Ventures, screened business plans and advised the Film Angels and is the former chapter leader for the San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver Chapters of the Institute for International Film Financing.  And screened business plans for the Film Angels.Ben has also worked in the tech industry. Co-Founder of ProductionNext, a new set of next-generation tools designed specifically for the Movie industry.  Previously, he's been VP of Sales for Taal, a Mobile video interview platform for the hospitality industry.He is also the author of The Guerrilla Rep: American Film Market Distribution Success on No Budget, The First ever book on Film Markets and used as a text at about 10 film schools.  He has also contributed to Office for One, a Sole Proprietor survival guide, and is the author of the upcoming book "The Entrepreneurial Filmmaker."  He also manages the blogs for ProducerFoundry.com and TheGuerrillaRep.com.Enjoy my conversation with Ben Yennie.

1hr 3mins

14 May 2019

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Interview with Professional Producers Rep Ben Yennie

Hollywood Insider Help by Nancy Fulton

Nancy Fulton, founder of NancyFultonMeetups, interviews professional producers rep Ben Yennie. As Founder and CEO of Guerrilla Rep Media, Ben Yennie helps producers sell the rights to their films before, during, and after production. He's represented projects directed Sacred Blood by Christopher Coppola, Black Gold starring Marvel's Luke Cage, etc. He’s attached well known stars to projects, including Jodelle Ferland of Twilight: Eclipse and Claudia Christian of Babylon 5. He is author of The Guerrilla Rep: American Film Market Distribution Success on No Budget, currently used as a text in film schools, and now available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and independent bookstores, as well as two other titles. He has been featured nationally in many places including CNN Money, IndieWire, Indie Film Hustle - The #1 Filmmaking Podcast on iTunes, Cinesource magazine, etc. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Producer Foundry, has served as advisor to the Film Angels, and is the former chapter leader for the San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver Chapters of the Institute for International Film Financing. Most recently he has co-founded ProductionNext, a new set of tools and an ecosystem that helps filmmakers with scheduling, budgeting, and shot listing, and connects the people involved in every stage of creating a film project.

1hr 11mins

6 Oct 2018

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ProductionNext w/Jim Miller & Ben Yennie

Filmmaking Sucks

Production management software is popping up all over, from the veterans like MovieMagic to newb's like Celtx, it's hard to decide which one is best for your needs. This week, we talk to Jim Miller & Ben Yennie, creators of ProductionNext, which is a Cloud-based all-in-one platform, working to meet all of your production management needs. Discussing with them the uses of the program, we get deep into how it can help your productions, be they 4-8 member crews with limited budgets like ours, or 100 crews with 6 figure+ budgets. Keep track of your crews inventory, create srotyboards, write and maintain a budget amongst crew members, schedule your shoot days, and keep everyone up-to-speed on the progress of the film from pre-production all the way through post.If you sign up for ProductionNext, use the link beta.productionnext.com/filmmakingsucks to get three free months added to your service. Ben Yennie was VP of Sales for Taal, a mobile video interview platform for the hospitality industry. He is the founder of Producer Foundry, a center for workshops, networking, and entrepreneurial training for film and video producers.Jim Miller brings a deep understanding of user experience, interaction design and development, and Internet communities from a career spent at Apple, HP Labs, Gateway, and, most recently, as an independent design and development consultant. As always, subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, Google Play, or your favorite podcatching app. And don't forget to rate and review us! Email us at filmmakingsucks@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or subjects you'd like to hear us discuss.You can also now follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/filmmakingpodcast!#FilmmakingSucksJoin the Indie Filmmaker Community on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/1798997870171718/Listen to the HorrorHappens Radio show for current news and interviews from the genre film festivals and conventions you should have on your radar: horrorhappens.comSign up for ProductionNext via beta.productionnext.com/filmmakingsucks “Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur.” — Clay Clark

1hr 6mins

7 Mar 2018

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Episode 109 - Sales Rep Ben Yennie

Making Movies is HARD!!!

Want to figure out how to get your movie sold, raise the funds or figure out how the movie is going to get seen? This week we have producer/sales rep Ben Yennie on the show to talk over all things film business.

1hr 7mins

11 Jul 2017

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