Business of Film #5 with Maren Olson, Traction Media

Business of Film show

Summary: <a href=""></a><br> Maren Olson runs Traction Media. Based in Los Angeles, they do everything from developing, producing, packaging and selling independent film. Their primary business is selling films in the US marketplace. <br> What do you look at when evaluating a project?<br> How does budget impact your role as sales agent?<br> Maren’s Packaging &amp; presentation tips for the early stage film maker<br> 1. Do get advice from other people. Particularly in the domestic market place. The market is always shifting. What was true six months ago is not necessarily true today.<br> 2. You can’t make a movie by yourself, find people in every aspect – especially casting and budget – to help you.<br> 3. Concept comes first. You have to have a great concept and then execute it to serve the story.<br> Are festivals a “must”?<br> <a href="" target="_blank">Connect with Traction Media</a><br> Other posts you may enjoy:<br><br> <a href="" target="_blank">Producing with Neal Dodson &amp; Corey Moosa</a> (All is Lost, Margin Call)<br><br> <a href="">Producing with Nicholas Tabarrok</a> (The Art of the Steal, Defendor)<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>