About Jon G.

Hello Fellow Readers,

My name is Jonathan G. I am writing all my knowledge on my blog to help newcomers understand the complexities of this industry and to network with experienced industry professionals.

Have a Question? I have an answer! Please add a comment to this post or any post you are reading for any questions, or contact me anytime at jonglatt@gmail.com and we will get back to you within 12-24 hours..maybe sooner! Enjoy!


My RSS feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/MovieDistributionFacts.


Jonathan G


6 thoughts on “About Jon G.

  1. Hi John,

    Thanks for the comment. You’ve a nice blog here.

  2. Hi Jon G,

    Yes, I agree. Film Specific is an excellent resource. Once I saw the site, I was amazed about how little I actually know.

    Thanks for reaching out. Checked out your blog and you have lots of interesting information. I will be sure to check back often.



  3. It is hard I suppose. – There is a statue of limitation. Samuel Goldwyn 1882 1974

  4. The 18th Annual Austin Film Festival is accepting entries for the 2011 Film Competition!
             Below you will find an overview of the important facts pertaining to entries and deadlines for our competition. It would be wonderful if you could post this in the appropriate areas on your blog to inform your readers and filmmakers of this great opportunity.
            The Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. The AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.
            Please let us know if you will need additional information in regards to this press-release or anything else related to the competition or the festival. Feel free to contact myself at film@austinfilmfestival.com or David Gil at1-800-310-3378 or davidgil@austinfilmfestival.com.
    Laci Long
    2011 Film Competition
    The 2011 Film Competition is open for submissions!
    Regular Deadline: June 1 ($45)
    Late Deadline: July 1 ($50)
    Very Late Deadline: July 15 ($60)

    Students please contact our programmers about student discounts.

    Narrative Feature
    Narrative Short
    Narrative Student Short
    Documentary Feature
    Documentary Short
    Animated Short
    AFF is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences®, making all Jury Award-winning narrative short and animated short films eligible for an Academy Award®.
    3 Ways to Submit
    1. MAIL – CLICK HERE to download entry form
    2. ONLINE – CLICK HERE to submit online
    3. WITHOUTABOX – CLICK HERE to submit through WAB
    2010 Film Competition Winners
    2010 Audience Award Winners
    Need an audience? We’ve got you covered.
    Whether you’re looking for industry attention, film-savvy theatergoers, or just a great excuse to visit the “Live Music Capital of the World,” the Austin Film Festival is the place for you this October. With one-of-a-kind venues and carefully selected competition juries, we make sure your work gets the respect it deserves. Don’t miss your opportunity to share the spotlight with an enthusiastic and encouraging mix of aspiring and established filmmaking talent.
    Offering the best in film…
    Each year, the AFF presents over 170 regional, national, and world premiere films. From highly anticipated Hollywood fare to the finest in independent filmmaking, the Festival focuses on showcasing the films and filmmakers audiences want to see. Among 2010’s notable screenings were Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and 127 Hours, by Danny Boyle. Submit today, and your film could take its place in this year’s film lineup.
    Still not convinced? Well, don’t take our word for it.
    “Austin Film Festival is truly the festival for independent filmmakers. The experience had there cannot be matched. From the highly valuable content of their conferences to the intimate venues and parties, Austin Film Festival gives young aspiring filmmakers and writers the opportunity to learn more about their craft while being immersed in a pool of creative minds that feed off of and support one another. There’s nothing like it.”
    Stephen Belyeu, Writer/Director Dig – 2010 Narrative Feature Competition Audience Award Winner
    For more information please feel free to contact Film Competition Programmer David Gil by phone at 512.478.4795 or email at programming@austinfilmfestival.com

  5. Dear Jon G,

    What is your view of pre-sales and distribution companies that charge an upfront fee to raise completion funds or start-up capital or even for distribution? It seems kind of chinky and scam-like to me.

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