PR & Marketing
Positioning you and your film for maximum exposure
Every film and TV show has a trajectory – sometimes beginning with the festival circuit, then seeking distribution segueing to the film markets, and after securing distribution, launching to the audience. Films and television content released right onto the various platforms, require expertise in reaching their audience and then expanding the base. Feature length docs and films (animation and live action) will likely find homes on streaming platforms and broadcast networks, while short films are often marketed for the purposes of helping filmmakers gain recognition within the entertainment industry, taking their careers to a new level.
Gilels has run a successful PR/Media Consulting company for the past 20 years, assisting writers, filmmakers, and actors promote feature films and documentaries, by way of public relations, marketing, distribution and project development.
Among the films she has successfully launched are: Keiko the Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy, the award-winning documentary The War on Kids, and the Chazz Palminteri- Andie MacDowell family drama Mighty Fine for Lionsgate. Gilels ran FYC campaigns for the award-winning features Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms and Liz and the Blue Bird (Satellite Award nominee), the short Lacrimosa and documentary The Gilligan Manifesto.
In her beloved anime space, she was the lead publicist on Fathom Events release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, the award-winning A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress and Sound! Euphonium. She has also done publicity for anime series Lupin 3rd Part 4 on Adult Swim, Lupin the 3rd Part 5, Megalobox on Crunchyroll and Cartoon Network and theatrical release for the feature Penguin Highway. Gilels has also led publicity for the DVD/VOD releases for several other titles and was a panelist at the 2019 Project Anime in Los Angeles.
Other recent films include: The World Without You starring Radha Mitchell, Chris Mulkey and James Tupper, Hajji starring The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand, Pooling to Paradise, starring Taryn Manning and Jonathan Lipnicki, Violet is Blue: A Tale of Gibbons and Guardians, Echoes From the Attic, and the LA Emmy winning documentary To Climb a Gold Mountain.
Gilels has successfully promoted films in festivals such as Dances With Films, Tribeca, LA Femme International Film Festival, HollyShorts, Starz, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, New Filmmakers (LA and NY), St. Louis Int’l, UN Film Festival, Heartland, Cannes, and has represented feature films and documentaries in markets such as AFM, Anime Expo, Berlin and MIP-TV.
- Analysis of your film and the creation & implementation of a strategy that places your film with the most effective an profitable PR opportunities.
- Presentation of your film and screenplays to viable managers, agents and potential strategic partners within the entertainment industry.
- Creation of promotional materials (press kits, pitch decks, one-sheets, etc.)
- Red Carpet Events – PR Services, Event Creation
- Building strategic alliances and representation teams