Film Mentors: Publicity - Weiman Seid
Weiman Seid is the founder and Principal of Fat Dot. Weiman started Fat Dot in 2004 following eleven years at Miramax Films, where he rose to Senior Vice President and worked on more than 150 features as well as numerous Academy Award campaigns, from In the Bedroom, City of God and The Station Agent to Dimension Films hits Scary Movie and Scream 3.
Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Fat Dot provides PR and strategic marketing support to an array of entertainment industry, corporate, and individual clients. Fat Dot has worked with creative projects and people ranging from studio films, independent films and documentaries to new media projects, television, and film festivals.
Fat Dot specializes in preparing films for the U.S. film festival marketplace and managing theatrical campaigns. With an eye on how a particular project fits in to the news of the moment, our campaigns include the best in entertainment and celebrity publicity as well as news-driven stories that reach the best –and broadest possible – audience.
Fat Dot frequently collaborates with film studios such as 20th Century Fox, Miramax, and The Weinstein Company. The firm also serves as personal publicist to clients including Sissy Spacek, Todd Field, and Schuyler Fisk. Films Fat Dot has handled include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, The Day the Earth Stood Still, An Inconvenient Truth, and The Squid and the Whale.
Fat Dot’s company name derives from a Chinese phrase that translates to “wealth and success.” We are a group that specializes in service that is personal while also professional, and our public relations are highly customized according to the needs and opportunities that are special to each project. To learn more about us, visit fatdot.net.