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Doc Edge Clinic: Bye Bye Baby

26 Sep 2020
2pm to 4.30pm, Saturday 26 September
Event type: 
Live event, Seminar/Public Lecture, Workshop/Seminar
Regular $15, Student $10
Overseas, National



This Doc Edge Clinic focuses on Release.

Distributors, exhibitors, festivals, platforms, sales agents... who should you bring on board, when, and what will they bring to your production?

Tricks, tips and tactics to give your baby its best chance to survive and thrive. Learn to let go.


Jill Macnab (NZ)
At Vendetta Films, Jill heads up sales and marketing, and then help launch the international acquisitions side of the business. Jill has acquired multiple award-winning films and revenue winners across varied genres, and now oversees the whole business, which encompasses all-rights distribution across Australia and New Zealand.

Wearing her producer hat, Jill has been a producer and/or executive producer on NZ titles including Born to Dance and docos In the Zone by Robyn Paterson and Pecking Order by Slavko Martinov.


Kathleen McInnis (USA)

With 30 years' experience in festival programming, film publicity and producing, Kathleen McInnis helps filmmakers merge their creative and business development via the film festival circuit.

A strategic publicist, Kathleen represents films premiering at A list festivals including Berlin, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto. As producer, Kathleen’s recent films include 2019 BAFTA and Film Independent Spirit Award-nominee, Retablo, and in-production Swedish documentary, Broadcast.

Previously, Kathleen has been programmer and/or festival director for festivals including Hot Docs, Palm Springs, Seattle, Slamdance, Toronto and Tribeca.


Jay Lin (Taiwan)

Jay is the founder of Taiwanese production house and OTT service Portico Media, co-founder of the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, and creator of Asia’s first LGBTQ+ streaming platform, GagaOOLala, which is available to watch worldwide.  

Since 2017 GagaOOLala has produced over 30 original features, shorts and series, including Taiwanese feature "The Teacher", Thai-Taiwanese co-pro "Present Still Perfect" and the world's first LGBTQ+ quarantine anthology series "Unlocked". 


Nick Paris (NZ)

Nick is the Managing Director of Christchurch's Lumiere Cinemas, a two-screen arthouse/crossover theatre presenting a wide cross-section of independent, festival, cult, and documentary programming. 

Nick has a 40-year history in the industry and is driven to preserve the art of cinema-going, especially at a time of increasing digital delivery into homes. 



This Doc Edge Clinic is presented with the kind support of our industry partners for 2020: Department of Post, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ On Air, RNZ, Screenrights and the University of Auckland.

Written by

Doc Edge

2 Sep 2020

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.