Big Screen Symposium

Peter Broderick is one of the world’s leading distribution strategists. He spearheads the distribution of exceptional independent films and consults with filmmakers around the globe. He helps design and implement customized plans to maximize revenues, audience, and impact. Peter is President of Paradigm Consulting, which specializes in state-of-the-art distribution techniques—including innovative theatrical service deals, hybrid strategies (mixing retail and direct sales online), and new approaches to global distribution.

Peter was President of Next Wave Films, which supplied finishing funds and other vital support to filmmakers from the US and abroad. He helped launch the careers of such exceptionally talented directors as Christopher Nolan, Joe Carnahan, and Amir Bar-Lev. Peter established Next Wave Films’ Agenda 2000, the world’s first initiative devoted to financing digital features. A key player in the growth of the ultra-low budget feature movement, Peter became one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking. Now focused on the revolution in film distribution, he gives keynotes, presentations and master classes at festivals and cities including Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, IDFA Nordisk Panorama, Sydney, Capetown, London and Rio de Janeiro.

In 2004 Peter launched Films to See Before You Vote, harnessing the power of film to impact the US presidential election. He served as Program Co-Director of Digimart, the global digital distribution summits held in Montreal. Peter co-created and co-presented Distribution U., a one day crash course on the new rules of marketing and distribution in Los Angeles and New York. Peter has written articles for Scientific American, The New York Times, and The Economist. His seminal article, “Maximizing Distribution,” has been reprinted in publications around the world. His reports, “Welcome to the New World of Distribution” and “Declaration of Independence” are concise guides to the latest distribution strategies.

Over 11,000 filmmakers around the world subscribe to Peter’s Distribution Bulletin which covers the latest in independent film distribution and marketing. You can subscribe, and read his articles and reports at

He is a graduate of Brown University, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School. In the past 15 years, Peter has consulted on the distribution of more than 1300 films.

See Peter in the following sessions:

Keynote Addresses: Authenticity & Pretence – Saturday 30 September, 10.10am.

Distribution with Peter Broderick – Sunday 1 October, 11.10am.