Ben Yennie is Co-Founder and VP of Business Development at ProductionNext, A Market Network for the Film, Video, television, advertising, and any moving media creation Industries. He's also the Founder and CEO of Guerrilla Rep Media, and founder at Producer Foundry. Former Chapter Leader for the Institute for International Film Finance for San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, and Los Angeles, where he hosted and organized more than 50 seminars on Film Finance. He also screened business plans for an elite group of Angel Investors known as The Film Angels.
He's represented projects Directed by Christopher Coppola, others starring big name talent like Marvel's Luke Cage, and has sold those films to several outlets including Starz. in 2015 he had a 100% offer rate for the films he took to AFM. He's also the author of the book, The Guerrilla Rep: American Film Market Distribution Success on No Budget, currently available used as a text at 10 film schools and available at Barnes and Nobles, Amazon in both print and e-book form, as well as hard copies at more than 100 independent bookstores nationwide. Additionally has attached well known starts to projects, including Jodelle Ferland of Twilight: Eclipse and Claudia Christian of Babylon 5.
He's also worked in the Tech industry in various capacities of business development, most notably being VP of Sales for an Early Stage startup called Taal, A mobile interview platform meant to streamline the hiring process of the hospitality industry. He developed their sales model, as well as helping to define the business plan, and got them their first few clients. He has also worked periodically with various casting studios, and has worked in the financial and insurance industries with companies like Primerica and American Income Life.
Ben Studied at the Colorado Film School and Academy of Art University.