Orly RavidFounder, The Film Collaborative
Born in Israel, raised in Manhattan, and living in Los Angeles, Orly Ravid is the Founder of The Film Collaborative (TFC). Orly has over 20 years of experience in independent film as an acquisitions and business affairs executive, and her experience encompasses all aspects of distribution, domestic and international sales/licensing, development, production, grassroots marketing, and festival programming. Orly started doing and publicly speaking about VOD distribution and splitting rights in the early 2000s and Orly launched TFC’s Digital Distribution Guide which the organization still updates and offers for free today. Orly was a distribution executive at Senator Entertainment and Wolfe Releasing and served as a Programming Associate for documentaries at Sundance Film Festival and as a programming consultant at Palm Springs International and the Middle East Film Festival. She was an entertainment attorney at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK), and served as the Director of the Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School. A regular panelist, educator, and blogger about digital distributing, splitting rights, and distribution in general at film festivals worldwide, Orly has also contributed to indieWIRE, Ted Hope’s blog “Truly Free Film,” TFC’s blog, and Sundance’s Artists Services for which she was an advisor. Orly co-authored the book series Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul and recently contributed to How Not to Sign a Film Contract, and is a passionate advocate for filmmakers. More information and resources for filmmakers regarding distribution are available for no cost on: www.TheFilmCollaborative.org.