IFFF-profilepicJeremy Broekman of BROEKMAN communications recently joined the International Family Film Festival as their new PR Director to facilitate media relations for this year’s March 20-25 Festival at Raleigh Studios. With an extensive PR, festival and entertainment background, Broekman brings with him the expertise of helping our independent filmmakers embrace corporate entertainment marketing & PR channels. As well, Broekman expands the reach and visibility of the festival for 2012-2013 into the online marketing and social media sponsors, an area of great value to our sponsors and filmmakers.

Featuring * IFFF Founder Chris Shoemaker * Cultural Consul Mr. Zhahoe Che, Chinese Consulate for the Chinese Awards * Kung Fu Panda 2 Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson * HUB Founder Margaret Loesch, and * DreamWorks Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Founders Chris & Suzanne Shoemaker are please to bring him on board. “Getting introduced to Jeremy Broekman happened at the absolute right time.” says founder Chris Shoemaker, “We are impressed with his charismatic personality, broad experience and the way he presents himself – definitely found the schmoozer our organization needed. We’re lucky to have him on board.”

Jeremy Broekman ads, “Chris and Suzanne Shoemaker are two truly worldly individuals with amazing life experience. I’ve barely scratched the surface on the social impact they’ve made their community involvement, their work with empowered kids with film making through their impressive education initiatives and their global reach. I look forward to collaborating with them for many years to come.”

Beginning his career with Universal Studios Television & Networks Group, Broekman launched over 48 feature film titles for worldwide pay-per-view & VOD. From developing marketing campaigns with third-party sponsorships & retail tie-ins to selling promotions & packaging library product to the cable & satellite industry, Broekman embraced studio brand management programs and corporate PR. In 2000, Broekman ankled his position to start BROEKMAN communications to assist Fortune 100s with entertainment branding campaigns and start-ups. After a year working with Benelux based cable companies living abroad in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Broekman transitioned into an active publicist in 2002. Notable clients include the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, DreamWorks Animation, Focus Features, New Line, Universal Pictures, Sony, ABC TV, Disney Records, J. Paul Getty Center, Storyopolis, First Americans in the Arts, the International Student Film Festival, the North Hollywood Theatre & Arts Festival, Mrs. America Pageant and The Malibu Lumber Yard. For more information, please visit www.broekmancomm.com or www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybroekman.

Now celebrating its 17th year, the 2012 International Family Film Festival was held March 21 – 25, 2012 at Raleigh Studios in the heart of Hollywood. Each year, the festival serves as an industry networking/film market event, film market and is attended by over 5,000 film professionals and families from across America.

During the 5-day event, IFFF hosts the following activities:
• Pre-fest press conference
• Opening Night Gala & Special Screening
• Screen over 105 films representing 36 U.S. states, 37 countries and 29 professionally accredited Film Schools in 3 Theaters
• Conduct numerous film panels with industry leaders & working professionals
• Present special film galas and receptions
• Host the IFFF YouthFest! (Saturday) that screens films and offers workshops appropriate for youth (ages 8-18)
• Present a Screenwriters’ Showcase – screenplay finalists hear excerpts from their screenplays read by professional actors before a live audience
• Showcase our annual Foreign Film Block – 3rd Annual China Film Block in collaboration with Consulate & several cultural agencies!
• Host wonderful Black-Tie Awards Ceremony/Dinner

This year’s special awards included Award presenter DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg
presenting to IFFF 2012 Friz Award recepient Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Director, Kung Fu Panda 2 and
Executive Producer Phil Roman presenting an IFFF Lifetime Achievement Award to Margaret Loesch,
founding CEO of The Hub (formerly of Fox Family, Saban Entertainment, Jim Hensen).



BROEKMAN communications has a 12+ year track record of providing brand strategy & marketing, public relations, social media consulting and web development/SEO. Serving as a Marketing Director + Social Media Director + Creative Director + Consultant in ONE, BROEKMAN has effectively work with numerous niches including Entertainment, Corporate, Real Estate & Shelter Industry, Non-profits & Foundations and start-up clientele. BROEKMAN communications has DEEP experience in helping companies navigate rebranding and/or repackaging themselves for success in a 2012/2013 mindset. Coupled with extensive studio/film marketing & publicity experience, BROEKMAN communications has managed publicity for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios, Focus Features, Columbia, New Line, ABC TV, the International Student Film Festival, the First Americans In the Arts Awards, the North Hollywood Theatre & Arts Festival and numerous others. For more information, please visit www.broekmancomm.com or www.linkedin.com/in/jeremybroekman.

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