Distribution

Festivals Aren’t the End-All-Be-All of Distribution

There isn’t any one distribution model that fits all films. We liken it to the economy. You have the rich people in control, the poor people and then a huge middle class. There’s not...

Distribution Tip: Don’t Just Bank on a Global Deal

These days, you will very rarely come across a film distribution company which has acquired global rights for a film. When they have options to select territories, countries and formats, why should you limit...

Film / TV Distribution Agreement Tip

In order to sell the right to distribute a film, a production company must enter into one or more acquisition and distribution agreements with a distributor. There are a number of different forms such...

Film Pre-Sales: Star Sizzle Plus Quality

As far as getting pre-sale, it is the strength of the production company’s reputation, and the package of director, actors and story that will determine whether or not the distributor is willing to take...

Distribution Tip: Include a budget for Film Distribution

If you have planned well in advance about film distribution, then you must have its marketing costs included in the film’s total budget itself. Many film makers do not consider this budget right from...

New Media, VOD & Streaming Distribution Tip

New media (such as Internet, mobile and over-the-top (OTT) devices), cable and satellite generate significant revenues. Due to the increasing penetration of smart phone subscriptions, availability of high-speed data connectivity, and the rise of...

Distribution Tip: Hit The Festivals

First of all, you need to make a film that has a universal appeal if you want to venture out into the global market. After completely understanding the type and genre of film that...

Television Syndication Pre-sale

Television syndication also provides a production company with pre-sale financing. If the distributor is a financially sound company, the production company can obtain a production loan using the syndication agreement as collateral. The amount...

Movie Distribution Tip: Hire a Good Agent

Many-a-times it becomes absolutely impossible to find your market all on your own. You need to hire the right agent who can connect with markets all over the globe. This makes the film distribution...

First-Look Film Deals

In a “first-look” deal, a movie studio, network, TV studio or production company may contract with an independent producer to get first dibs on the producer’s next projects. The first-look agreement gives the studio...

The Risk of Film Distribution Pre-sales

Pre-sale as a strategy to finance movies is risky business – to the producer on the one hand, and the distributor on the other (in particular, for independent foreign distributors who are worried about...

What is a Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement?

The Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement is used by a studio or mini-major to finance production of a film. In return for the financing, the studio acquires the distribution rights and substantial equity in the project. The...

International Film Sales Agent Tips

A good international sales agent is the conduit to the distribution of an indie film outside of its country of origin. An international sales agent will brand the film to the foreign markets, territories and all media...

Distribution Tip: Try The Unconventional

Do not stick to tried and tested methods when it comes to Film Distribution. Reach out to an unknown territory or a new online channel. Who knows you could get lucky! There are thousands...

Challenges of Movie Distribution Pre-sales

Many independent films nowadays are already pre-sold by the time they have the actual festival premiere. Distributors are becoming more inclined to acquire movies at the script stage, because the competition for independent films...

6 Practical Tips to Creating Content with Greater Impact

1. Start with a purpose Creating content for a daily Facebook post or for an upcoming blog article? Either way, it’s important to take time to define your project goals before you begin designing...

Marketing Personalization Really Works

Regardless of what business you’re in, or how long you’ve been doing it, the greatest marketing challenge is as old as time: reaching your audience. As self-serve advertising becomes more commonplace, competitive saturation is...

So Your New Website is Live. Now What?

You’ve had a whirlwind few months – going back and forth with designers, developers, writers, and project managers to ensure your new website is beautiful and functional. Every last icon, image, letter, and pixel has been...