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Peter Broderick is one of the world’s leading Distribution Strategists. As President of Paradigm Consulting, he spearheads the distribution of exceptional independent films and consults with filmmakers around the globe. He helps design and implement customized plans to maximize revenues, audience, and impact. Since 2003, he has consulted on the distribution of more than 1600 films.


For the past three years, Peter has been working closely with Keith Ochwat, consulting with filmmakers on their distribution strategies. Keith produced and directed three feature documentaries, including Age of Champions, which became a model for innovative hybrid distribution.


Peter was President of Next Wave Films, which supplied finishing funds and other vital support to emerging filmmakers. He helped launch the careers of exceptionally talented directors and executive produced Christopher Nolan’s first feature Following and Amir Bar-Lev’s first documentary feature Fighter.

A key player in the growth of the ultra-low budget feature movement, Peter became one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking. Now focused on the revolution in film distribution, he gives keynotes, presentations, and master classes at festivals, universities, and cities around the world including Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and IDFA. His keynotes, workshops, and Bulletins have charted a widely-used roadmap through the New World of Distribution.


Beginning in 2010, Peter co-presented Distribution U., a series of innovative, full day workshops in Los Angeles and New York. They introduced filmmakers to the New World of Distribution and taught them how to navigate it. Manohla Dargis captured the spirit of Distribution U. in The New York Times.

Peter’s first job in Hollywood was working as Terrence Malick’s special assistant on Days of Heaven. He then ran Terry’s production company Hickory Street, where the initial shooting of nature sequences was done for the film that became Tree of Life.

Peter has written articles for Scientific American, The New York Times, and The Economist. His seminal report, “Welcome to the New World of Distribution” provides an invaluable overview of the full spectrum of opportunities for independents. Over 11,000 filmmakers around the world subscribe to Peter’s Distribution Bulletin, which covers the latest in independent film distribution. You can subscribe and read his reports at

He is a graduate of Brown University, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School.


Peter can be reached via e-mail at  

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