Indie Film Hustle
Alex Ferrari, Founder, Indie Film Hustle
Linda Nelson, CEO, Indie Rights
Alex FerrariFounder, Indie Film Hustle
Alex Ferrari is an author, blogger, speaker, consultant, the host of the #1 filmmaking podcast on iTunes Indie Film Hustle Podcast, and an award-winning writer/director with 25 years of experience in the film industry. As a director his films have screened in over 500 international film festivals. Frustrated that his fellow filmmakers were being “chewed up” by the film business, Alex decided to start Indie Film Hustle®, a website dedicated to educating filmmakers and artists on how to survive and thrive in the film business. He also launched a podcast focused on filmmaking called The Indie Film Hustle® Podcast. Within three months of its start date, the show became the #1 filmmaking podcast on Apple Podcasts. He’s also the host of the popular screenwriting podcast Bulletproof Screenwriting® and the filmmaking business podcast Filmtrepreneur®. His new book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur®: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Money Making Business rocketed to the top of the Amazon charts and became a #1 Best Seller as well. Alex currently lives in Los Angeles with his lovely family. He is a devoted practitioner of meditation and believes in how it aids the creative process. He also speaks regularly at screenwriting and film events, festivals and conventions.
Linda NelsonCEO, Indie Rights
Linda Nelson began her career as an international investment banker IT executive an entertainment real estate developer. After meeting Michael Madison she pivoted into the movie business finally realizing her artistic potential.
As an Executive Producer on NSYNC she quickly realized that she was interested in being more “hands on” and was the DP for her next film SHIFTED. As a Producer on DELIVERED she was finally able to gain experience in all aspects of the financing development production and distribution phases of moviemaking.
In 2007 she co-founded Indie Rights with Michael Madison and has been active in distribution every since. Indie Rights now has a diverse catalog of more than 1200 films and exhibits annually at Cannes and AFM. The company enjoys direct relationships with all major streaming platforms.