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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.