Distributor

Needed competencies and skills

  • Good business sense
  • Strategic thinking
  • Market knowledge
  • Financial skills
  • Sales and marketing skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Ability to coordinate various advertising, marketing, and sales functions
  • Willingness to get involved in the creative part of filmmaking as needed
  • Inventiveness
  • Networking skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking

Career Progression and Training Opportunities

Distributors may have Honours Bachelor or Masters degrees, but these qualifications are not mandatory.  Most often they have qualifications in Business, Marketing, Publicity, Sales, Administration and Finance.  Knowledge of film, and of the film industry, is vital, and can be acquired on specialist courses covering Film, Production, and Film History.  Distributors may also come from associated areas, such as marketing.  Many progress to this role by working within distribution companies, starting their careers in entry-level positions.

More information (links to materials)

www.creativeskillset.org

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/programmes/marketingdt341/

http://www.nuim.ie/courses/

http://www.ait.ie/aboutaitandathlone/courses/diplomainmarketingadvandpublicrelations/

http://courses.cit.ie/index.cfm/page/course/courseId/865

https://ww2.dkit.ie/courses/dk815

http://www.dit.ie/postgrad/programmes/dt549mainpublicrelations/

Post-leaving Certificate Courses:

http://www.careersportal.ie/courses/plccoursesectors.php?job_id=161&sector_id=20

http://www.dlcfe.ie/11ECPRO04.html

http://www.dife.info/course_pages/business_humanities_it/bs_comp_admin.htm

http://www.dlcfe.ie/11PR5.html