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It has been my pleasure to have Anne Marie Gillen at my side as we produced and packaged my two recent films, Outlaw Trail and Forever Strong. Anne Marie has been a partner in the best sense of the word, always concerned with our success, fostering supportive relationships with investors, distributors, producers and agencies. Always open to the possible in the face of what often seem impossible, Anne Marie has been optimistic, tenacious and the epitome of a true professional. As we have collaborated on film development projects I have found her insights, long standing relationships in the industry and practical perspective invaluable. I can whole heartedly recommend her to those within the entertainment industry looking for someone to represent their interests with integrity, perhaps her greatest asset of all.
Although I have extensive experience as a Line Producer on studio films, Anne Marie Gillen gave me the map of how to successfully negotiate the strange land of independent film production. She showed me which doors to knock on and how to get them to open. In three months, I went from being a clueless indie neophyte to negotiating with foreign sales agents bolstered by the confidence that comes with knowledge.
Anne Marie Gillen is exceptionally knowledgeable about independent producing and film finance. Her seminar on the principles and practices of successful producers is extremely lucid, helpful, and keenly observed, drawing from her many years’ experience as an industry professional and broad base of relationships. Her sessions on business plans and financing tools are invaluable for the serious independent content creator: inside information with very current details and examples from the ever-changing funding and distribution marketplace. Spend time with her in one of these seminars if you can!
Anne Marie’s workshop was the best eight hours I spent for getting comprehensive and practical information. She not only shared a wealth of knowledge but actual documents and worksheets for real-world application. And to top it off, she made the day fun, lively and collaborative. I walked away completely satisfied and, more importantly, energized and enthused about producing my film.
Anne Marie Gillen’s captivating personality and unquestionable knowledge of financing films in the digital age were key in providing the vital tools to the Puerto Rico film industry.
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We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your help in putting together our business plan for Heavy Weather Films. Thanks to you, we’ve got a much better understanding of the complex world of film finance. Even more important, we have a clearer view of our own business and what it takes to fund, develop, produce and distribute motion pictures in today’s market. Your accessibility, patience and knowledge make you a great mentor for producers like us who are just getting their feet wet. We look forward to working further with you.
We contracted Anne Marie Gillen and her Group to review and prepare marketing projections for our upcoming production “The Eighth Circle”. Their review process, which included script analysis and financial modeling made a very valuable contribution to the market analysis that every film has to go through. Moreover the process itself was extremely valuable to me as a Director and Producer. Anne Marie brings a wealth of experience, frank and informed discussion to the table that can only add to every project. I highly endorse Anne Marie and her team to other filmmakers.
Your insight cleared up my eyesight…What a great seminar! The information you provide on the business principles and practices of the entertainment industry is an invaluable tool for producers.