Today we’re talking with Griffin Gmelich, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Gravitas Ventures, one of North America’s largest distributors of independent films. Griffin joined Gravitas following three years at Hulu where he led film content acquisitions. Prior to Hulu, Griffin was the Head of Domestic Sales for Entertainment One, Vice President of Sales for Universal-Vivendi and held several positions at Warner Home Video in sales and communications.
In this episode, you’ll learn from a distribution veteran what to look for in a distributor and, perhaps even more importantly, what distributors are looking for in your film when they decide whether or not to acquire it. You’ll learn about the importance of artwork to a film’s marketability. And you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at Gravitas Ventures and Hulu and a glimpse at what the future of distribution might look like.
We hope you find our talk Griffin Gmelich informative and helpful as you plan your next movie, web series, or documentary.
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