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TFF Workshop: Bringing Your Film to Market

10/06/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This Tacoma Film Festival workshop is presented by Smarthouse Creative's co-founders and principals Ryan Davis and J. Brad Wilke. This interactive workshop will walk filmmakers through the practical steps required to successfully bring a film to market. Participants should ideally be prepping an indie feature film for a commercial release (theatrical, VOD, etc.) and be ready to spend the bulk of the session participating in exercises (both in small groups and individually) that will help them prepare for this exciting phase in their journey as an artist and creative professional.

All TFF workshops are free: first-come, first-serve. Arrive early to make sure you get a seat! At King's Books

Smarthouse Creative is a full service PR and marketing agency based in Seattle that specializes in helping filmmakers and artists build and reach their audience.


Ryan Davis, Co-Founder & Principal
Ryan Davis (@indieartsvoice) is a film publicist and communications professional with ten years experience in the film industry and arts marketing. She is co-founder and Principal at Smarthouse Creative. Named by Media Inc. as one of Washington State's most influential women in film, TV, and media, Ryan has worked with outlets ranging from CNN and The New York Times, to community newspapers and local radio. She has worked in almost every aspect of the film business--from production and festivals to distribution, exhibition and sales.

Ryan worked for Arab Film Distribution/Typecast Films where she was part of the production and release of the Academy Award-nominated Iraq in Fragments. She has worked for a variety of nonprofit arts groups and organizations, including heading the marketing departments for Northwest Film Forum and Northwest Folklife, and was the assistant director of Couch Fest Films from 2010-2014.

J. Brad Wilke, Co-Founder & Principal
J. Brad Wilke (@jbwilke) is a co-founder and principal of Smarthouse Creative. Brad holds an MBA from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington's Department of Communication, and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Brad designs and executes digital, social media, and film distribution strategies for Smarthouse’s clients. Brad is also an award-winning filmmaker, produced feature-length screenwriter, and former artistic director of the Portland Film Festival.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402