How does a person qualify to become a film buyer/booking agent for a theater chain please ??
Thank You Much.
All the theater chains already have their own buying/booking departments.
There is no real training. Learn as much as you can about film and start at an entry level assistant job IN THE FILM DEPARTMENT. Most chains like to promote from within or hire from another chain’s Film Department. Crossing over from other departments tends to be difficult as Film Buyers are a clubby bunch who socialise with other Film Buyers and distributors rather than their own company members.
My father was a film buyer all his life but lost his job in 1980 as the theatre owners started going to big film buying companies in NY- so for lasting employment, I woudl check in NY.
Can someone post information on film bookers? I am looking to get a film into theaters, but cannot find film bookers!!! I have a small distribution company for Latin American films, and do not have a film booker of my own.
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