Art and the Art of Making Money: Co-production and Distribution with Josh da Silva of Questar Entertainment & Cow Lamp Films
Streaming distribution is more important than ever in this time of #stayathome. But what can a filmmaker do right now to produce content with an eye toward distribution? And what will the new normal look like when the film industry springs back into action?
Please join 2112 and Elaine Wyder-Harshman online on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. for a conversation with Josh da Silva of Questar Entertainment and Cow Lamp Films. An industry veteran, Josh will talk about the current state of the film industry, the growing importance of distributors as co-production partners, what you can do to advance your film, and how Chicago-based Cow Lamp Films is positioning itself in the competitive world of streaming media.
Questar, Inc. (Questar Entertainment) is a Chicago-based film and television production and distribution company founded in 1985 with decades of experience contributing to consumer, educational, and institutional markets. Questar Entertainment reaches a diverse, multi-generational audience through both DVD and streaming distribution channels. Established over 30 years ago, the company still seeks out innovative content and meaningful affiliations.
Cow Lamp Films is the Midwest’s first and only full service independent film and television distributor. Cow Lamp Films provides the full service distribution opportunities to independent filmmakers that are difficult to access without the support of large studios.
Elaine Wyder-Harshman is an entertainment attorney at Convex Legal LLC, where she works with filmmakers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Elaine’s mission in entertainment law is to support and promote independent filmmakers and to help grow the Chicago film industry.