Virtual Development Program: Demystifying Film Delivery: What Every Producer Should Know

Why should you be thinking about delivery now, when your production is on hold? Because the best time to start preparing for delivery—the crucial, final step needed to ready a film for distribution and GET PAID—is before you begin! And yet, delivery is often an afterthought in financing agreements, production budgets and workflows.

Join Stacey Smith of CinePointe Advisors for a “crash course” in film delivery. Stacey will review delivery terminology, explain how to negotiate the terms of delivery to distributors to save time and money and provide guidance in avoiding common pitfalls specifically related to legal and document delivery.

CinePointe Advisors was founded on the belief that the art of filmmaking must be supported by a sound business strategy in order to succeed in today’s competitive and ever-changing market. Their team works with financiers and producers to provide the business guidance, tools and support needed so that creative visions can become deliverable products. Whether they are working with a producer, production entity, financier or entertainment fund, CinePointe offers tailored services that match each client’s needs and budget requirements.


As an experienced producer and production company executive, Stacey Smith brings a unique perspective to her business affairs consulting work. Stacey began her longtime association with internationally renowned and fiercely independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch in 1997, and for the next 16 years she oversaw the financing, production, delivery and distribution of films including Coffee And Cigarettes, The Limits Of Control and Broken Flowers (winner of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix du Jury). At CinePointe Advisors, she works with producers to provide smooth, timely and cost-effective delivery, as well as helping producers and investors manage and maximize revenues from projects throughout the distribution cycle. 


Special thanks:

May 20 @ 12:30pm
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm (1h)

This program will take place virtually as a webinar via Zoom. Please register in advance, and all registrants will receive a link to attend the webinar the day of the event.

We encourage you to download and create a Zoom account in advance.


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.