David Austin

CWVFF Speaker2019

With forty years of sales, marketing and product development experience, including over ten years heading up all facets of distribution for Bridgestone Multimedia Group, David leads a BMG team that is focused on being the industry standard and the favorite of content providers for distribution of faith-based and family-friendly films.

Prior to his time at BMG, Dave served for ten years with Family Christian Stores and for eighteen years in the architectural coatings industry, with worldwide leaders such as ICI/Glidden and The Sherwin-Williams Company, where he honed his sales, marketing and product developments skills before being “called” to service in an industry where his strong business skills could be put to use for “Kingdom building.”

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, for over thirty years, BMG has been a producer and distributor of family-friendly entertainment products that inspire, encourage, educate and enlighten viewers around the globe.

David makes his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife Paula and their three grown daughters and three grandchildren living close by.

Connect with David Austin: Official Website

2019 Workshops by David Austin

  • Starting With The End In Mind

    Learn how to identify who your target “consumer” is in advance of making a film, as well as what a distributor needs (creatively and technically) to properly market and sell your film. Q&A encouraged!