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The Current State of the Movie Business; COVID-19's Impact on Movie Theaters
Speaker: Josh Levin - has served in a leadership capacity in all three segments of the film industry -- as a distribution and marketing executive, documentary film producer and cinema owner/operator. Josh served for three years as Chief Marketing Officer for Film Movement, the New York-based distributor of award-winning independent, foreign and documentary films, before transitioning into documentary filmmaking, producing such titles as CORMAN'S WORLD: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Sundance and Cannes, 2011) and CAPE SPIN: An American Power Struggle (IDFA 2011, Film at Lincoln Center Art of the Real November 2012). In 2010, Josh returned to his hometown of Washington, DC, to open and manage the West End Cinema, named Washington, DC's Best Independent Movie Theater by Washington CityPaper. The cinema featured the best in independent, foreign and documentary films, and offered the Best Popcorn in DC (according to TBD.com). As a distributor, Josh has designed and overseen the theatrical releases of dozens of award-winning films, most recently the virtual theatrical release of AMERICAN TRIAL: THE ERIC GARNER STORY (NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2019). In 2016, Josh joined the faculty of American University's Kogod School of Business as an adjunct professor in the Business and Entertainment program. Previously, he taught as an adjunct at New York University. Josh got his BA at the University of Michigan and his MBA from Columbia University.
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