FIM buying and booking agents

posted by ArchStanton007 on October 3, 2006 at 7:40 am

How does a person qualify to become a film buyer/booking agent for a theater chain please ??

Thank You Much.

Comments (6)

KenLayton
KenLayton on October 3, 2006 at 8:27 am

All the theater chains already have their own buying/booking departments.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 3, 2006 at 2:12 pm

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.

cindykoons
cindykoons on October 6, 2006 at 7:03 am

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.

bpk504
bpk504 on November 29, 2007 at 12:33 pm

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.

Thanks,

Brian

TomFitzsimons
TomFitzsimons on December 10, 2007 at 6:19 pm

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eman45
eman45 on August 18, 2008 at 6:51 pm

If you have a film project or completed film and print, with a budget of some kind, contact me for distribution and booking.

Eric

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