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Ben Yennie, Producer's Representative

Ben Yennie: Born: January 26, 1987 Birthplace: Steamboat Springs, CO Schooling: Colorado Film School and Academy of Art University.

Summary: Ben Yennie is an American Producer’s Rep, Author, and Entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology and film. He’s written 3 books to date[1][2][3], co-founded a film oriented project management company called ProductionNext[4], and has also worked in marketing and distribution on more than 12 feature films, generally receiving the title of executive producer. [5] He is also known as a blogger [6] [7], and event organizer. [8]

Producers Rep: In 2014 Ben founded Guerrilla Rep Media, a producer’s representation firm. [9] Some of the films he’s worked on have been released theatrically, and shown on outlets such as Starz and Showtime [5][10]. He is best known for "Goodland", "Cicada Moon", and "The Restaurant"[11]. Author: Ben is the author of The Guerrilla Rep, American Film Market Distribution Success on no budget.[1] The book is currently in its second edition. Debbie Brubaker UPM of Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, and Gus Van Sant’s When We Rise [12] wrote the preface. Academy award nominated producer Marc Smolowitz [13] wrote the forward. This book has been used as a text at multiple film schools.

Ben also wrote the State of the Film Industry Report [3][14], which was a first of its kind report on the macroeconomics of the film industry. Data was gathered with the help of Indiewire[15] Stage32, and Fandor. [15] Ben is also the author of "The Entrepreneurial Producer, Volume 1", which is a collection of his blogs on the Business of Film. [2] Ben is also an active blogger covering the topics of Film Packaging, Financing, Marketing and Distribution, on the blog for Guerrilla Rep Media [6], as well as more general film industry information on the ProductionNext blog. [7] ProductionNext. In 2015, Ben co-founded a project management company called ProductionNext.[4] ProductionNext is a cloud-based project management system specifically designed for independent film. [16]


[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] - https://www.thewrap.com/american-film-market-ben-yennie-guerrilla-rep/ </ref> [18] [19]

  1. ^ [1]The Guerrilla Rep: AFM Success on No Budget on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/ Guerrilla-Rep-Ben-Yennie/dp/0692771867/ref=sr_1_1? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547320309&sr=1-1&keywords=the+guerrilla+rep
  2. ^ [2] The Entrepreneurial Producer on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Entrepreneurial- Producer-Articles-Growing-Filmmaking/dp/0692750002/ref=sr_1_1? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547320451&sr=1-1&keywords=the+entrepreneurial+producer
  3. ^ [3] The State of the Film Industry report on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/State-Film- Industry-Report-First/dp/197458416X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547320480&sr=1-1&keywords=The+State+of+the+film+industry+report
  4. ^ [4] ProductionNext - About https://beta.productionnext.com/about-productionnext
  5. ^ [5] Ben Yennie IMDb -https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3344567/
  6. ^ [6] Guerrilla Rep Media - Blog www.theguerrillarep.com/blog
  7. ^ [7] ProductionNext - Blog www.productionnext.com/blog
  8. ^ [8] Producer Foundry Events https://www.eventbrite.com/o/producer-foundry-6884890217
  9. ^ [9] Guerrilla Rep Media about - https://www.theguerrillarep.com/about.html
  10. ^ [10] Goodland on Showtime - https://www.sho.com/titles/3464385/goodland
  11. ^ [11] Check Out The Trailer for Upcoming Horror Flick THE RESTAURANT - https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/VIDEO-Check-Out-The-Trailer-for-Upcoming- Horror-Flick-THE-RESTAURANT-20180501
  12. ^ [12] Debbie Brubaker IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0115379/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  13. ^ [13] Marc Smolowitz IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810625/?ref_=nv_sr_1
  14. ^ [14] State of the Film Industry report on the ProductionNext blog https:// beta.productionnext.com/people/ben/journal/state-of-the-film-industry-report-part-1-overview
  15. ^ [15] Article gathering data for the film industry from Indiewire https://www.indiewire.com/ 2015/02/attention-filmmakers-the-indie-film-industry-needs-data-and-you-can-help-64751/
  16. ^ [16] ProductionNext Homepage - https://beta.productionnext.com
  17. ^ [17] Guerrilla Rep Ben Yennie’s Guide to Surviving the American Film Market (Guest Blog)
  18. ^ [18] Indie Film Hustle 015: American Film Market: Selling Your Independent Film with Ben Yennie - https://indiefilmhustle.com/american-film-market/
  19. ^ [19] The Skinny on Lean Filmmaking [Featuring Ben Yennie] https://leanstartup.co/skinny-lean- filmmaking/