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Doc Edge Clinic #6: Post Pitch & Production

28 Sep 2019
10am - 1pm, Saturday 28 September 2019
Doc Clinics are a great way to get more guidance, insight and knowledge through in-depth talks and workshops from experienced film professionals.
Event type: 
Film, Seminar/Public Lecture, Workshop/Seminar
Regular: $15 Student: $10
University of Auckland
Case Room 2 (260-057) - Owen G Glenn Building,12 Grafton Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010



You've finished your shoot and post-production is coming to an end, but that's only the first step in the process. A good producer knows that a good film is nothing without an audience. 

Doc Edge Clinic #6 will show you how to find the right audience at the right time.



  • What are deliverables and what should you know in advance?
  • How do you find a distributor or do you self-distribute?
  • Do you appoint a sales agent and what's the difference between a sales agent and a distributor?
  • What does a typical distribution agreement look like and what are some key things to look out for when negotiating a deal?
  • Which territories will best be suited to your film and which festivals should you focus on and why?
  • How is the world of Netflix and VOD changing distribution and would it be better for you to release online or theatrically?
  • How does the documentary distribution strategy differ from fiction/drama?



  • Rouzie Hassanova, Development Executive, NZ Film Commission has worked in post-production, international film finance and distribution, production and drama development. In London, she worked as Sales Manager for HanWay Films and as Vice President, International Licensing and Distribution for Mister Smith Entertainment.
  • Phil Bremner is the owner and Managing Director of Vendetta Films, GDE distribution companies, Vendetta Productions and Academy Cinemas Auckland. He has overseen hundreds of film releases, acquired multiple high-profile award-winning films and executive produced local films including Born To Dance, The Butterfly Tree and Pecking Order.


Q&A sessions to follow.

Numbers are limited due to space, please register asap to be assured of attendance.

We encourage students interested in documentary filmmaking to attend Doc Edge Clinics (reduced price ticket with student ID).

Doc Edge Clinics are supported by the NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air.

Written by

Doc Edge

4 Sep 2019

The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Auckland which was founded in 2004. Doc Edge's mission is to lead and inspire the creative, business and wider communities to develop and celebrate documentary stories.