The Distribution Collective

Created in 2018 by Sola Fasehun.

The Distribution Collective brings together film distribution, sales, and publicity professionals to connect with each other and to provide sales and distribution resources / consultation to indie filmmakers who do not have access to these important tools.

The first part of the Distribution Collective focuses on connecting a diverse group of Industry professionals in sales, distribution, publicity, and more to support diversity and mentoring in the film industry.

The second part of The Distribution Collective focuses on professionals in sales, distribution, and publicity providing support through resources, consultation, and mentoring to independent filmmmakers.

Soon, we’ll begin the search for filmmakers to be part of the first group that we’ll focus on for obtaining sales and distribution resources to share with the independent film community.

More news and information coming soon.

We support diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the
camera.

The Distribution Collective Consultants:

SOLA FASEHUN – UTA / Fasehun Films
For almost 6 years, Sola was a Sales & Distribution consultant at Submarine Entertainment / Deluxe (Winter’s Bone, Tangerine). Sola’s Production Company: Fasehun Films, assisted Submarine with consulting on many feature films. During Sola’s time at Submarine the following movies that Submarine has repped, received Academy Awards: Citizen Four, 20 Feet From Stardom, and Searching For Sugarman. Another Submarine film, Life Animated, was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award. The last four years in a row Submarine’s films have won the Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival: Wolfpack, Weiner, Dina, Kailash. Sola is a Co-Producer on the feature film: Fire Music, which will soon be released in collaboration with Submarine Entertainment. She has an MFA degree from Columbia University. Currently, Sola works at United Talent Agency (UTA).

LIZ MANASHIL – Manager: Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative
Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. Her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER, was called “an absolute must-watch for women everywhere” by HelloGiggles. It was released by The Orchard and can be seen on VOD nearly everywhere. Liz is currently on the film festival circuit with her second feature, SPEED OF LIFE, and in development on her third, LADY PARTS. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Laura Palmer, her partner, Sean Wright and their new son Colin Manashil Wright. She is the Manager of Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative.

VINCE JOHNSON – Publicist: David Magdael & Associates
Vince Johnson works as a publicist at David Magdael & Associates in Los Angeles working on the campaigns to help launch films at numerous film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Toronto and Tribeca, the publicity for theatrical releases and helping to strategize on awards campaigns.
For the past two years, he has worked as a festival advisor at the Cinematografo International Film Festival in San Francisco. Originally from Sacramento, he graduated from San Francisco State University before getting his start with publicist Karen Larsen in San Francisco. There he worked on the Bay Area theatrical publicity for distributors including Sony Pictures Classics, Magnolia Pictures, Cohen Media Group, and Kino Lorber in addition to the publicity for film festivals in the Bay Area including CAAMFest (SF Asian Film Festival), Frameline (SF LGBTQ Film Festival), the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the SF Jewish Film Festival. He is a member of the International Documentary Association and Film Independent.

VIVIAN YING – International Sales Agent: Midnight Blur/Parallax Films
Currently, Vivian is an international sales agent for Midnight Blur/Parallax Films, a boutique company for Chinese arthouse films by emerging directors (Variety and Screen Daily covered the company in Hong Kong FilMart). Vivian managed the festival bookings for Girls Always Happy at Chinese OnScreen Biennale in LA and Asia Society in NYC. She also sold the documentary I’ve Got A Little Problem to Cinema Guild.
Recently, Vivian worked on the Chinese community outreach for Chinese arthouse films: Ash Is Purest White with Cohen Media Group, and Long Day’s Journey into Night with Kino Lorber.

SEBASTIAN REA – Founder: 30 Under 30 Film Festival
Sebastián Rea is a filmmaker, activist, and founder of the 30 Under 30 Film Festival. Making movies since he was 16, he is an award-winning director with his short films available on HBO and HereTV. He also volunteers with the Jack Brewer Foundation, documenting relief missions around the world. As founder of the 30 Under 30 Film Festival, he curates 30 films from 30 global filmmakers under 30 years old and then screens the films in New York City. Previously, he served as content manager for Tribeca Enterprises for seven years, overseeing digital content across the festival, on-demand, and digital studios. He is the recipient of the Industry and Artist Academies at Lincoln Center during 2019. IFP No Borders Lab in 2016, the Council of Urban Professionals Fellowship in 2015, an Aspen Institute Ideas Fellow, and a Smithsonian Institute Young Ambassador Fellow.

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