Bill Reeves

CWVFF Speaker2018

Bill Reeves is the Founder and President of The WTA Group. He has extensive experience in the Christian product industry since 1988 in Christian retail roles, then with Word Entertainment/Warner in distribution support for recording artists such as Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. At Big Idea Productions, Bill led Christian retail product licensing and distribution for the successful VeggieTales® brand and worked on the theatrical release of Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. During his tenure at Thomas Nelson Publishers/HarperCollins he served as Executive Producer of several children’s video properties, including Max Lucado's “Hermie & Friends”® series. As VP of Marketing for Propeller Consulting, he participated in the marketing launches of leading faith-based films such as Fireproof, Courageous, and Soul Surfer and led the consumer products campaigns for the Kendrick Brothers’ films, including serving as the literary agent for the New York Times #1 best-selling book, The Love Dare, and many other charting books. In 2009, Bill launched The WTA Group to assist filmmakers in film finance, marketing, distribution and licensing. The agency has steered the release of films such as War Room, God’s Not Dead 1 & 2, PricelessMiracles From Heaven, and current films such as I Can Only Imagine and Unbroken: Path to Redemption.

Connect with Bill Reeves: Official Website / IMDb

2018 Workshops by Bill Reeves

  • How To Finance Your Film

    Bill Reeves, from the WTA Group, will lead a session on film finance.  Come get insight into topics that include:

    - How to raise money for independent film?
    - What does an investor look for in a presentation?
    - How to have your legal paperwork buttoned-up
    - Studio vs Indy financing?
    - How does the basic finance of a feature film work?
    - Where does the money come from and where does it go?

    Also, Bill will leave part of the session for Q&A where you can get your questions answered about film finance.

  • Theatrical Marketing Panel

    Learn about the world of theatrical marketing from Ash Greyson (founder and CEO of Ribbow Media Group), Laurie Chimento (VP of Marketing, Provident Films), Tommy McBride (of McBrideDigital), Brian Lange (VP at Collide Media Group), and Bill Reeves (founder and president of The WTA Group).