As you know, Sheri Candler, and I have been reaching out to working Producer’s of Marketing and Distribution (PMDs) and a few have contacted me with some festival and awards news:
Stephen Dypiangco who is currently working as a PMD on “How to Live Forever” by Mark Wexler is also working as a PMD on a short film “God of Love” which was just nominated for an Oscar. Pretty exciting for Stephen and his team – and the first Oscar nom for a film with a PMD. Perhaps next year there will be a feature nominated with a PMD!
Sally Hogsdon who is based in England is working as a PMD for “Sound It Out” was just announced as part of the SXSW lineup. She is working with James Collie of “Beyond Biba” fame who is working as the distribution consultant on the film. I had the pleasure of meeting when I was in London last spring for the first TOTBO workshop.
Kinyarwanda which was one of the IFP Filmmaker Lab films in 2010 won the World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic at Sundance. Tommy Oliver started off on Kinyarwanda as the PMD but then got so involved in the film he now has full producer credit (and I am hoping he still claims PMD credit as well).
Congrats to all. If you are a PMD and have some exciting news and/or want to be in the loop for a PMD tips, news etc – drop me an email through this blog!