Pre-production, production, and post-production wrapped? Check. Plans for getting your audience aware of your film? Not yet? Well then this month’s Moviemaker Dialogue is for you. Join PR guru Jill McGuckin, Austin Chronicle writer Kimberley Jones, and Intergalatic Nemesis mastermind Jason Neulander for tips on how to market your film once you’re ready to find your perfect audience. Agnes Varnum, Austin Film Society Director of Marketing, moderates the evening.
Kimberley Jones is a senior editor at The Austin Chronicle, where she writes about film and books. She's a member of the Austin Film Critics Association and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, as well as a graduate of the University of Texas' Michener Center for Writers.
Jill McGuckin (Publicist) of McGuckin Entertainment PR helped build Austin’s world-famous entertainment reputation from its infancy. Working tirelessly to promote film in Texas and nationally, she has created PR campaigns for film festivals, theatrical premieres, special screenings and
one-of-a-kind events; filmmakers and production companies; and filmrelated community programs. Consistent front-page, magazine-cover and broadcast placements for her clients helped earn her “Best Publicist” and Out & About 500 media star honors from the Austin American-Statesman. She is considered Austin’s go-to professional to connect local and national filmmakers, special-event planners, community-service programmers, visiting VIPS and global media representatives.
Jason Neulander (Writer, Director, Producer) was the founder and Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater from 1994 to 2008. During his tenure there, he directed and produced more than fifty world premiere plays, musicals, and operas. The Austin American-Statesman has said of him: "Neulander aims to change the world. ... Unlike most of his artistic compatriots, he is winning." In 2004, 2005, and 2007 he was voted “Best Theatre Director” in the Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” readers’ polls. His directing work has been staged at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin; The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis; Portland Center Stage; The Guthrie; The Public Theater, among others. His current project, The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel, Book One: Target Earth received its world premiere at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, in 2010 to rave reviews, has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and on CONAN, and is now on a mulit-year world tour. Book Two: Robot Planet Rising will premiere in Austin, Texas, on June 8, 2012.