Dynamic Indie Film Production

On their own, Doc and Jamie have been in demand at conferences and film festivals across the country.  Now, this dynamic duo is teaming up to give YOU the tools to win in the ever-changing world of the independent movie business.

Drawing upon their combined three decades of television, indie film, and blockbuster movie experience, Doc Benson and Jamie Lee Smith will teach you industry secrets for success in development, pre-production, casting, production, distribution, and marketing.  Regardless of what stage your production is in, the INDIE FILM EXPRESS workshops/conference will help.


You’ll learn how to:

·         Avoid common mistakes that scream “amateur”,

·         Determine the “four key purchases” on any film project,

·         Start promotion in the script,

·         Spend less and get more,

·         Tell the difference between film making and film marketing,

·         And so much more !


Complete with electronic and paper notes, video, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on learning exercises, this event will TRAIN you how to up your game and make the change from being a "filmmaker" to being a professional "film marketer".  






These workshop sessions are available as a one or two day conference, or even as individual breakout sessions at your film festival or event. Additionally, the ACA Council hosts the CARE Awards, an exciting film festival and workshop event in November each year in Parkersburg, WV. 


There are still openings on the calendar. Contact us today learn more about this exciting and informative event, and how to bring it to your area!  We are seeking individuals to be part of a “core team” promoting the “Indie Film Express™” workshops.  Together, we can build a strong, successful indie film community. 



Ready to take your Indie Film experience to the next level?  Use the contact form to learn how you can attend or host a workshop featuring Doc Benson and Jamie Lee Smith.