"I've seen it time and time again: Jon helps filmmakers figure out what it takes to make a good film great, as well as how and to ensure that industry (and audiences) alike take notice." Amy Dotson Deputy Director IFP
When it comes to completing, marketing and distributing a film, nobody does it better than Jon Reiss. From his first-hand experience as a filmmaker and producer to his dynamic, innovative teaching style, Jon has a true grasp on the marketplace and can help you understand your place in it. A lot of people preach about the importance ‘finding your audience’ but Jon takes it a step further and gives you direct access to the roadmaps and compasses we all need stay focused, stay on point and look good doing it. Amy Dotson, Deputy Director & Head of Programming, IFP Jon Reiss is the Senior Lab Leader of the IFP Filmmaker Labs and with Ted Hope created the framework for taking the IFP Rough Cut Lab and transforming it into a finishing, distribution and marketing lab. The IFP Filmmaker Labs ensure that talented, emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to complete, market and distribute their first feature. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features , this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.