Guest Speaking, Workshops and Panel Participation
June 12th to 15th — Yavapai College, Arizona
What's the movie rated? With 12 years experience ratings films for the MPAA, Barry will talk about the system that tells us if a film is rated G, PG, PG-13, R, or other
"Barry brought gems of insight to our inaugural film festival & the filmmakers in attendance got to not only get an overview of the movie ratings process but were able to ask many poignant questions about the film industry that will serve them well on their feature film production & post-production journey. Barry has such a wonderful demeanor & character that it was an absolute pleasure having him join us. I highly recommend connecting with him on film projects and via and partnering with him on for film festival and film school events!"
In addition to helping filmmakers reach their rating goals, Barry also provides "Ratings 101" education to filmmakers, financiers, and even movie goers who are curious about how the system works. He customizes his presentation to the target audience as necessary.
This might include information about rating elements, box office implications of receiving a specific rating code, how to prepare for a rating at the earliest stages of the process, how to edit/tweak your script or film for best results, and all aspects of submitting a film to the MPAA for rating. Barry enjoys guest speaking, providing workshops and customizing his film festival offerings specifically for screenwriters (salability), producers & film guarantors (money/time factors), and post personnel & directors (film content).
Festival participants most often are searching for a partner for financial and distribution reasons. Especially for those filmmakers with theatrical aspirations, it will help to understand this niche but vital part of the industry.
December 16th, 2016 — Google's Mountain View Campus 2
Barry spoke to independent producers and Google Tech Executives about box office implication of ratings and how to prep a film to reach ratings objectives
Stuck on your film? Let's see what Barry can do for you!