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John on the set of his family film " Malaika"

Malaika Lion



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John Rodsett

Who is John Rodsett
aka Mr. Film Biz?


20 Things You Should Know

  • A film & entertainment executive for over 30 years.
  • Extensive production involvement with numerous TV series including MASH.
  • Owned independent film and sales agency firm from 1987 until present.
  • Executive produced 20 independent films – see IMDB.
  • Distribution/sales agent for hundreds of independent films around the world
  • Extensive global film and media experience including packaging and financing numerous film and media projects around the world.
  • Attended over many years, all the prestigious film markets and film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tokyo, MIFED, AFM, MIPCOM, etc
  • Significant marketing relationships with the major film trade papers around the world – Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Screen International and The Business of Film.
  • Professional training with a global finance and accounting firm in London.
  • Olympic Games, Vice President, Los Angeles.
  • University adjunct professor at the University of Washington and at the University of Miami.
  • International Distributor for Marvel CD games including Spiderman, X-Men and Iron Man.
  • Consulted, in London, for such music entities as Duran Duran and Sade.
  • Involved in film productions all over the world including England, Germany, Thailand, Brazil, Yugoslavia, Italy, Chile, USA, Japan and Canada.
  • Extensive knowledge of film financing of independent films both in the US and globally.
  • Produced marketing strategy in the USA & Mexico, for a commemorative video and medallion gift set, for Pope John Paul II.
  • Written book “The Film Biz Bible” on the independent film business.
  • Presenter of the “Two Day Film Biz” seminar – an in depth seminar on the independent film business.
  • Don’t bother counting ,I know its not 20 things!!

John at the American Film Market (AFM) 2009

AFM 2009 AFM 2009