Making Feature Films in San Diego

Occurred on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Guest Speaker: Jeff Deverett

Original event synopsis

Making or being a part of a feature film is a goal for many of us in San Diego. For March we have the opportunity to learn from Jeff Deverett who has produced six feature films. His two recent films, The Samuel Project and ISM were both shot entirely in San Diego using San Diego based crew. Like all of us in San Diego, Jeff would like to see more films made locally in our region. He has been developing a program that will hopefully entice more Indie filmmakers to shoot their films in San Diego, thus providing lots of work opportunities for San Diego based film crews and actors. Jeff will share his experience and ideas. There will be lots of time for feedback and discussion.

Link to The Samuel Project trailer
Link to ISM trailer

About our speaker
Jeff Deverett is a producer, director and actor. He last spoke to us on the subject of Distribution 101. Jeff is a native of Toronto Canada, but now happily lives in San Diego. Jeff began his film career as an Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in copyright and corporate media. He then transitioned into the Film/TV distribution business as VP of distribution at Canada's largest media company. From there he became Executive VP of distribution for HIT Entertainment where he managed the iconic preschool properties Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Bob the Builder. He left HIT to assume the role of EVP Worldwide for Anchor Bay Entertainment where he set up distribution channels in Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa. And finally he created, ran, and ultimately sold his own media company called kaBOOM Entertainment which specialized in the production & distribution of children's and family programming. Jeff has independently financed and produced six feature films and 40 half hours of television. Jeff is now President & CEO of San Diego based Deverett Media Group which produces and distributes high quality family movies and TV series. Two of his films, Full Out and Kiss & Cry, are presently airing on Netflix worldwide.

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