Mike The Pike Productions (OTC: MIKP) CEO, is pleased to announce that it has added distribution expert, Stacey Parks, to its team of strategic advisors for 2012, working to ensure maximum success on its projects like sci-fi thriller, White Space (www.enterwhitespace.com) and George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade (www.theskintrademovie.com) as well as with projects soon to be announced for 2012, including those under its subsidiary, Saint James Films.
Parks has over 16 years experience in independent film and advises on all aspects of finance, distribution, and marketing for her clients' films including providing strategic guidance on finance and distribution plans, packaging for pre-sales, audience-engagement campaigns, and facilitating distribution for finished films. Her clients include Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, and Toronto award-winning filmmakers and producers who have successfully secured studio and mini-major distribution for their films. As a Foreign Sales Agent, Stacey has secured distribution for hundreds of independent features and programs worldwide. She has sold films and programs to NHK (Japan), RTL (Germany), Canal Plus (France), BBC, SkyTV, HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, A&E, History Channel, Travel Channel and countless others.
In regards to working with Mike The Pike Productions, Stacey comments, “I'm excited to be working with such talented and forward-thinking filmmakers like Mike The Pike productions. These guys are destined for big things!"
Stacey is the founder of www.FilmSpecific.com, a training and consultancy organization for independent filmmakers focused on exploring financing and distribution models to maximize opportunities for their films in the international marketplace. Additionally, she founded www.IndependentFilmBlog.com where she writes extensively on how to make movies that sell. FilmSpecific.com has been named by Moviemaker Magazine as "one of the 50 best websites for moviemakers," and, more recently, "one of the top 25 websites that filmmakers need to know about."
“We are very fortunate in this opportunity to work with Stacey. Her advice, case studies and industry insights are priceless. We’re thrilled to have her working with us on our projects and have already made some tremendous headway as a result,” states MIKP CEO, Mark B. Newbauer.
Recognized as an expert in the field, Ms. Parks has spoken and lectured extensively on the subject of independent film distribution across the United States and Europe, including at the AFM, Cannes Film Festival and British Film Institute. She holds a Masters degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Stacey has been profiled or interviewed in MovieMaker Magazine, Student Filmmakers Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and the Los Angeles Business Journal. She is a regular contributor to MovieMaker Magazine and has served as an instructor in UCLA Extension's Entertainment Studies Department.
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- Visit our website at www.mtpprods.com
- MTP Facebook: www.facebook.com/MTPfb
- White Space official website: www.enterwhitespace.com
- White Space Facebook: www.facebook.com/enterwhitespace.com
- George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade: www.theskintrademovie.com
- GRRM The Skin Trade Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlackstoneManor
- Subsidiary- Saint James Films, LLC: www.saintjamesfilms.com
Mark B. Newbauer